It's been five years since the release of the last Sherlock Holmes movie. The franchise's star, Robert Downey Jr. has been quite busy in the mean time with films like Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and The Judge. Once his schedule clears up, though, there's hope for the third installment of the Holmes franchise to get underway.
"We're talking about it right now," Downey Jr. tells Shortlist.
"If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole [movie] done in a week," he says. "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."
Not only is Downey Jr. quite busy, but his Holmes co-star Rachel McAdams has found herself tied up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well. The actress will make her debut in Doctor Strange this November.
The Marvel films show no sign of slowing down, either. Avengers: Infinity War, which will all but definitely include Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, starts production in Atlanta this summer. The studio will be filming the massive two part conclusion to the MCU's Phase Three back to back, possibly giving some room for Sherlock Holmes 3 to slide into Downey Jr.'s schedule in late 2016.
But, at least there are talks about when to get Sherlock Holmes moving again. We are all wondering what happened after the titular character faked his own death in the previous installment.
For now, you can see Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War in theaters May 6.