Don’t worry, Sherlock Holmes 3 is still coming…

James Coyne will pen the second sequel for Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr.

While critics didn’t exactly love 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Robert Downey Jr.’s blockbuster sequel snatched up over $545 million worldwide. That’s a number studios don’t exactly ignore, especially Warner Bros.

Which is why they’re still going ahead with a third film. Now, way back in 2011, it was announced that Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce was slated to figure out the next mystery for Holmes to solve. Not anymore.

As Deadline reports, they’ve now hired James Coyne to piece together a proper puzzle, which jives with what Downey Jr. said last week about filming starting later this year.

Sadly, Coyne doesn’t have much to his name, which makes this choice seem rather elementary, but at least we’ll have Downey Jr., Jude Law, and director Guy Ritchie back into the fold.


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