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Dexter Fletcher In Talks To Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ For Warner Bros.

Dexter Fletcher is now in talks to direct the upcoming film "Sherlock Holmes 3".

Guy Ritchie directed the first two Sherlock Holmes movies which together grossed over $1 billion at the global B.O. Fletcher as actor starred in Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Per Variety, "Warner Bros. had always planned on making a third film. However, Downey's busy schedule as Iron Man prevented any new filming for the series", which I don't really buy. Besides doing well with Rocketman, he famously took over for Bryan Singer after he was sacked from Bohemian Rhapsody.

Along with Robert Downey Jr. obviously being back, Jude Law is also expected to reprise Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes 3, but no other cast members have been announced yet.

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is credited as screenwriter with Joel Silver, Susan Downey and Lionel Wigram returning as producers.

Chris Brancato is now working on the script for the film, which is set to open on December 21, 2021, which will be slightly over ten years since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opened.

Fletcher also scored a BAFTA nomination for his 2011 directorial debut "Wild Bill" and directed the 2013 film adaptation of the Scottish stage musical "Sunshine on Leith". He is repped by CAA.

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