Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey confirmed that they are working on a Sherlock Holmes multiverse.
The duo appeared at the Fast Company 2020 Innovation Festival on October 5. They said that the Sherlock Holmes movie franchise could expand into a larger franchise like Marvel.
“Doing a one-off third movie, we could do, but we do think there’s opportunity to build it out more, to spin off some characters from the third movie, to see what’s going on in the television landscape.” Susan said.
“To see how Warner Media is starting to build things out with HBO and HBOMax… We definitely have kind of grand schemes and plans and all that, but it takes a lot,” said Susan. Susan added that it would take a lot of work and coordination to make it happen.
Robert added: “At this point, we really feel there’s not a mystery-verse built out anywhere, and Conan Doyle is the definitive voice in that arena to this day, so to me, why do a third movie if you’re not going to be able to spin-off into some real gems of diversity, and other times and elements?”
Team Downey has produced Dolittle, Sherlock Holmes, The Judge, and the HBO series Perry Mason.