The “Sherlock Holmes” films worn by Robert Downey Jr. will soon be accompanied by two series for HBO Max. A way to create a universe on the big and small screen.
Sherlock Holmes 2.0
In 2009 (2010 in France), Guy Ritchie proposed a whole new approach to the mythical Sherlock Holmes. Worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, accompanied by Jude Law in Watson, the film took up the basic principle of the famous hero created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Namely an extremely intelligent Sherlock, capable of solving any investigation, but much more socially struggling. This does not prevent him from being sympathetic in the eyes of the public.
If the interpretation of Robert Downey Jr. is a lot in the success of the film, the staging of Guy Ritchie is perhaps just as much. The filmmaker makes a dynamic and rhythmic proposal in a style all his own. sherlock holmes thus reported over $524 million at the worldwide box office for a budget of 90 million. Logically, the whole team re-enlisted for a second opus two years later which achieved a score similar to the first.
Spin-off series to come
So we’ve been waiting for ten years for a third movie sherlock holmes. In the last news (which dates from 2020), Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) was to succeed Guy Ritchie. But the project never moved forward. However, it is not abandoned and could soon be relaunched by now being linked to two series. At least that’s what it says in The Hollywood Reporter. According to the American media (taken over by others), Warner would like to produce two series drawn from the world of films.
Deadline announces for its part that it would be two spin-offs centered on characters that have not yet been introduced but which would then be part of this Sherlock Holmes 3. Robert Downey Jr. could, in the idea, appear in these programs. At the moment it is only advertised as a producer with his company Team Downey.
There is therefore a desire from Warner to make the most of its HBO Max streaming platform. After The Suicide Squad and The Batman here is another universe that will grow as much on the big than the small screen. In any case, we hope that with this idea in mind, the third opus of sherlock holmes will be able to really launch its production.