Robert Downey Jr Reportedly Wants To Cast Johnny Depp In Sherlock Holmes 3


It’s being reported that Robert Downey Jr is keen on casting his friend Johnny Depp in Sherlock Holmes 3 after the Amber Heard defamation trial.

This report comes to us via FandomWire (via MEAWW) and I think it would be a great idea for Downey Jr to get Depp into Sherlock Holmes 3.

The FandomWire report states that Robert Downey Jr, “always wanted to work with famous personalities. And big talks are going on about Johnny Depp might come ahead to sign the contract for the movie.”

This comes after there was speculation on Twitter that Robert Downey Jr was trying to get Johnny Depp in Sherlock Holmes 3.

One tweet from November 2020 stated: “A Friend in need is a Friend indeed! Robert Downey Jr. Reportedly Pushing For Johnny Depp To Have Sherlock Holmes 3 Role. Depp helped RDJ in his bad times in 2008, if not for Depp then we wouldn’t’ve had such an awesome Iron man. #rdj #johnnydepp #rdjdepp #robertdowneyj.”

Robert Downey Jr is looking to cast Johnny Depp in his new Sherlock Holmes 3 movie


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It would be really interesting to see Depp and Downey Jr turn up in Sherlock Holmes 3 and which role they’re thinking of casting Depp in.

I think he would really suit the Sherlock Holmes universe.

Unfortunately, Sherlock Holmes 3 has been delayed.

However, it was revealed not too long ago that two Sherlock Holmes series are in the works for HBO Max.

As for Sherlock Holmes 3, the movie was delayed due to multiple reasons, including the Covid pandemic.

Director Dexter Fletcher told the Celebrity Catch Up Podcast in 2020: “Sherlock’s hit its own issues on and off. That’s sort of sitting on the back burner at the moment until it becomes clear where the world is at and what’s going to happen.”

What do you make of this news?

Would you like to see Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp in the same movie together?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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  1. keith

    Casting Depp with RDJ in Sherlock Holmes creates an opportunity to step outside the dramatic cliche’s that the franchise peddles and depends on.Bare in mind that every actors personal branding serves as a sub-conscious entity to the motivation of the character in which they play. Johnny “Depth” brings a huge catalog of sub-conscious dimension to bare from every character he has played. I’m thinking about a “SH3” villain as a misunderstood man trying to save a world.that does not understand its own peril.All you have to do is not screw it up. Hire some good writing talent and you’ve got a blockbuster generating more money than you ever imagined. Or you can just play it safe with your dramatic cliche.which is more likely. In which case …..I’ll watch when I have nothing better to do. But I’d rather be enticed by good story telling.

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