Dexter Fletcher will be the director of the long-delayed third film "Sherlock Holmes" with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Variety confirmed.
The director of "Rocketman," the "biopic" about Elton John (and also a part of "Bohemian Rhapsody" after Bryan Singer is fired) will be the successor to Guy Ritchie, who made the first "Sherlock Holmes" in 2009 and the sequel "Game of Shadows" two years later.
The third film has been slow to advance despite their previous success, both for creative reasons and the busy schedule of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in the Marvel Film Universe, who has agreed to return as the great detective.
Jude Law is expected to return to his side like Dr. Watson.
The studio had finally announced that it would debut on December 25, 2020, but in March it postponed to December 21, 2021, where it will compete at the box office with "Hotel Transylvannia 4", the film version of the musical "Wicked" and "Avatar 2 ".