Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr want to make another ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie

Law says their screen pairing still has 'a lot of legs', but doesn't know when

Jude Law has insisted that he and Robert Downey Jr want to make another Sherlock Holmes movie.

Law and Downey Jr teamed up to play Watson and Holmes in Guy Ritchie‘s 2009 film based on the famous sleuth created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They reprised their roles for a 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, which was also directed by Madonna’s ex-husband.

Both films were big box office successes, grossing over $1 billion (£615 million) between them, and Warner Bros has scheduled a sequel for a 2014 release. The film’s script is being written by Drew Pearce, a British former TV writer who is also penning the screenplay for Downey Jr’s current project, Iron Man 3.


However, Sherlock Holmes 3 currently has no confirmed production schedule. When asked if he knew when filming might begin, Law told Collider: “No I don’t yet. I mean there’s certainly talk of it and I know there’s a script being played around with, but Downey’s a busy boy and I’m a busy boy so we’ll see. But we want to [do another one]. We’re a very happy team and we have a lot of fun and we also think there’s still a lot of legs in the duo.”

Downey Jr is currently working on Iron Man 3, which is scheduled for release next May (2013). Last month (August), the actor took a short break from filming after he injured his ankle shooting a stunt. Law has several projects coming up, including computer animated movie Rise Of The Guardians and a Steven Soderbergh thriller called The Bitter Pill. His most recent film, Anna Karenina, which co-stars Keira Knightley, opened in cinemas earlier this month (September).


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