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Even If It’s Not What We Anticipated, Robert Downey Jr.’S Sherlock Holmes Franchise Just Received Some Fantastic News

Looks like Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes franchise is embarking down a new path.

While Robert Downey Jr. is obviously best known for playing Tony Stark/Iron Man, the actor also squeezed in some time as Sherlock Holmes in between his early outings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been over a decade since his last appearance as the Arthur Conan Doyle-created character, and while we’ve learned things here and there about Sherlock Holmes 3 over the years, we’re still no closer to getting that threequel. Well, news has come in that the franchise is pivoting in a new direction, with the future of this Sherlock Holmes continuity resting in the streaming realm.

According to sources who spoke with Variety, two Sherlock Holmes spinoff shows are in early development at HBO Max. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are executive producing with Amanda Burrell from Team Downey, and Lionel Wigram of Wigram Productions is also attached as an executive producer. Both of these shows would each focus on a new character who was supposed to be introduced in Sherlock Holmes 3. However, at this stage, it’s unclear if Robert Downey Jr. will actually reprise Sherlock in either project, or if we’ll simply be exploring other corners of this universe without him around.

Back in 2019, it was announced that Rocketman’s Dexter Fletcher was taking over directing duties on Sherlock Holmes 3 from Guy Ritchie, who helmed 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The plan was to release the threequel on December 22, 2021, with Jude Law returning to reprise Dr. John Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes, but then the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the project. With this latest news, it sounds like Sherlock Holmes 3 isn’t happening anymore, and now the plan is to expand this world in a small screen setting for folks who have an HBO Max subscription.

Naturally it would be great if Robert Downey Jr. ends up reprising Sherlock Holmes in both of these HBO Max shows, whether it be in a supporting capacity or just as a cameo, but evidently the future of this franchise rests with new characters. In the final minutes of A Game of Shadows, we learned that like his literary counterpart, Downey’s Sherlock survived his plunge into Reichenbach Falls, while Jared Harris’s Professor James Moriarty was presumed dead. While Jude Law’s Watson received a clue indicating his friend is still alive, we still haven’t seen these two reunite, and it’s hard to say if that’ll happen in either of these spinoff shows. In any case, hopefully there’s more Sherlock Holmes involvement in these shows outside of the detective simply being referenced by others.

This marks the latest instance of HBO Max looking to launch spinoff shows connected to major Warner Bros. cinematic franchises. This most recently occurred with Peacemaker spinning out of the events of The Suicide Squad, and Matt Reeves’ Batman universe is expanding with Colin Farrell’s Penguin show and a series focused on Arkham State Hospital. A Dune prequel series called Dune: The Sisterhood is also still in the works, and it was reported last week that an IT prequel series called Welcome to Derry has entered development.

CinemaBlend will pass along any significant updates on these Sherlock Holmes spinoff series, but in the meantime, there are a lot of shows on HBO Max you can spend your time perusing. Those of you still keeping your eye on cinematic entertainment should look through our 2022 release schedule.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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