Jude Law on ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ with Robert Downey Jr: ‘I’m not sure it’s happening’

Law and Downey Jr last teamed up as Watson and Holmes in 2011

Jude Law has given an update on the planned third Sherlock Holmes movie from director Guy Ritchie.

Law and Robert Downey Jr teamed up to play Watson and Holmes in Ritchie’s 2009 film based on the famous sleuth created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Two years later, they reprised their roles for a sequel called Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, which was also directed by Madonna’s ex.

Both films were big hits at the box office, grossing over $1 billion (£615 million) between them, and Warner hired Iron Man 3screenwriter Drew Pearce to pen a third Sherlock Holmes adventure in 2011. However, progress since then has been extremely slow and the project seems to have stalled.

“I don’t know,” Law replied noncommittally when asked about the third film’s progress by Digital Spy. “There is apparently still a will [to do it], there is a script being written, but I’m not sure.”

Meanwhile, Law will soon be seen in forthcoming action comedy Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, which opens in cinemas on June 5. Ritchie’s next film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will follow on August 14 – watch the trailer here.