Hey, Are You Ready For A Bunch More Movies Of RDJ's Sherlock Holmes?

The answer better be "No." "No" is the only acceptable answer here. Because while the first Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes was fine, the second was absolutely not, and I refuse to live in the world Joel Silver imagines where they go on forever. Speaking about doing a third movie with Downey as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, Silver said, "It looks like it could happen this fall. Downey said he wants to do it. He's gotta launch into another Avengers movie, right after the New Year, so we're trying to get it done." They have a script they "like" -- faint praise -- and everyone's available. So a third one. Sure. OK. As long as Stephen Fry doesn't show up as naked Mycroft Holmes again, I'm in.

Then things got scary, with Silver telling Collider:

I hope [it's not the last one]. I don't think so. How many Bond films have they made? 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, 'OK, 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.

HEY. First of all, Sherlock Holmes movies have followed the Bond rubrick -- adapt stories and change actors -- for a while now. Second, it's not just people wanting to do it that determines whether it happens. It's also the viewing public's. And I, for one, say no.

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    If Ben Affleck gets to make another damn Sad Batman, then why not another RDJ Holmes? I know which one I would rather watch.

    I loved the first one, the second one not so as much. But I am happy about another one. It's been long enough already.

      I loved the first Sherlock and enjoyed the second, though it wasn't quite as strong as the first it was still decent. I'd be more than happy to see them come up with some more movies. Be interested to see if they'll get close to any of the more famous stories (like Hound of the Baskervilles) or just keep trying to come up with their own thing.

      Side note: I liked Elementary's take on Hound of the Baskervilles, very clever and fit nicely with the modern setting.

        The thing I love about the movies is the setting. The victorian England with a bit of fantasy. The character of Sherlock as well, love it. And Jude Law as Watson - he's great.

    I prefer the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock tbh. Hopefully they continue that series.

    The longer I look at that promo image, the more it looks like they've photoshopped his face onto it.

    Even if the second one wasn't great, it doesn't necessarily mean that a 3rd one would also be horrible. It happens with Iron Man.

    Are you absolutely out of your mind? RDJ's Sherlock is the only Sherlock worth watching. I've been waiting for a new one of these for years.

    Just because it's not your cup of tea, doesn't mean you need to pray another doesn't ever exist. It's not directly affecting you, you have the choice to not see it.

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    There's only one Sherlock Holmes-Basil Rathbone, and only one Watson-Nigel Bruce. Period.

    The only thing is whether you enjoyed it or not, and surely I enjoyed both of them though second wasn't the match but it was still worth watching. So why not a third...

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