When it comes to Sherlock Holmes 3, Warner Bros. is on the case. Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman is running a writers’ room to shape the story for the sequel, according to multiple sources.
EW can confirm Justin Malen (the R-rated Baywatch) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot) participated in the writers’ room, while Variety notes Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden) are also members.
Warner Bros. did not comment on the story, while reps for Whitta and Fitzgerald did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
While Downey has been busy with his Iron Man responsibilities — returning next in Spider-Man: Homecoming — he’s said to return as Holmes alongside Jude Law as Watson. Guy Ritchie helmed both 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s A Game of Shadows, which respectively earned $524 million and $545.4 million worldwide.
During an interview with the ShortList earlier this year, Downey said of a third movie, “If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole [movie] done in a week. 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.”
Producer Joel Silver, who also worked on both movies, remarked in a separate interview with Collider, “As long as there’s a character, we can work with it. It’s not an end story. We can keep going, as long as people want to do it. It’s [the actor’s] call. They have to say, ‘Okay, I’m ready to go.’ I read about them making another Bad Boys. If they want to do it, then you try to get it done.”