Jude Law, who plays Dr. John Watson to Robert Downey Jr.‘s Sherlock Holmes, has revealed that a third installment to director Guy Ritchie‘s film series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s eccentric London detective could be in the movie pipeline.
“We had a meeting earlier this year, the three of us, and I think it’s being written now,” Law told Digital Spy recently. “Warner Bros. have still got to agree to pay for it…I think they want to!”
Another Sherlock Holmes mystery hasn’t officially been announced yet. But Richie did sign a deal to helm a new entry last year and is reportedly interested in shooting in Los Angeles. To that end, according to the site, producers have tapped screenwriter Drew Pearce to get to cracking on the script.
Either way however, development on a sequel to 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is likely to take awhile given Downey’s busy schedule.
After starring in 2012’s The Avengers and this summer’s mega-hit Iron Man 3, the 48-year-old actor is now filming Jon Favreau‘s comedy, Chef, and still has shooting to look forward to on The Avengers follow up, Age of Ultron.