Sherlock Holmes 3: Robert Downey Jr reveals film will start shooting this year

Guy Ritchie will be back to direct

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After being in development limbo for years, the third Sherlock Holmes film looks set to finally be in development, with shooting set to commence by the end of this year.

Speaking to Shortlist, Robert Downey Jr. revealed he and Guy Ritchie are currently discussing when to get things rolling: “We’re talking about it right now. We can do some preliminary stuff. If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole [movie] done in a week. 

“When we’re making those Sherlock movies it is off the hook. [So] we’ll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m so excited about it.”

Downey admitted that both their busy schedules had delayed the follow-up to 2011’s A Game of Shadows, itself a sequel to 2009’s Sherlock Holmes.

Talking about Ritchie, he added: “He’ll say ‘I’ll meet you on my bike’, all that sort of macho stuff. I’ve always considered riding a bike in London as taking your life in your own hands. Guy makes it look easy.”

The Iron-Man actor will next appear in Captain America: Civil War alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, and Chadwick Boseman. Read our review here.

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