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Sherlock Holmes 3 Departs from Previous Chapters

Sherlock Holmes 3 director Dexter Fletcher has teased that his continuation of the franchise will inevitably be different to the Guy Ritchie films that came before.

While Guy Ritchie helmed the first two Sherlock Holmes films, which star Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has taken over the franchise for the third film.


And in a new interview with Collider, Fletcher confirmed that he will be bringing his own stamp to the films while also honouring what came before.

“Well, I think that’s inevitable, isn’t it?” he said.

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“We’re different filmmakers and I’m not going to ignore what he did so brilliantly before. I mean there will be an element of that, but I will also bring my own voice to it as well and it will be something sort of different,” Fletcher continued.

“I suppose that’s the idea of bringing in someone new. We’ll see what happens.”

Dexter Fletcher

Dexter is a long time actor who has recently thrust into the limelight by finishing the directing chores on Bohemian Rhapsody. He followed that up by directing the critically acclaimed Rocketman. Fletcher has also worked with Ritchie and gang before in the ’98 British gangster classic Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

And it looks like Fletcher has Ritchie’s full support to do whatever he wants to do with the film too, with Fletcher explaining that the duo have spoken about the project and that Guy has been “very generous about it”.

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“He’s like, ‘You’re going to have a great time. Go and have a great time’,” Fletcher explained. “It’ll be exciting. Rob is fantastic, Jude is amazing. There’s an incredible cast there and a great opportunity.

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Photo credit: Carlos Alvarez – Getty Images

“He’s not around to do it, and he’s off doing what he’s doing. It feels good to be part of that. Guy and I go way back, and he’s very generous. I think he finds it rather fun that it’s me.”


Warner Bros originally set a December 25, 2020 release date for the third movie, but that has since been pushed back by a year, with Sherlock Holmes 3 now being released on December 22, 2021.

article courtesy of: Filiz Mehmedova,Digital Spy

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