Robert Downey Jr ha lasciato l’universo Marvel con il suo Tony Stark, che nell’ultimo decennio l’ha reso ricchissimo e famoso oltre ogni immaginazione, ma sembra intenzionato a creare un nuovo franchise da un altro dei suoi personaggi storici, Sherlock Holmes.
Con Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) è al lavoro sul terzo episodio cinematografico, con l’obiettivo di farne l’Iron Man di un nuovo universo.
Dal nuovo film dovrebbero originarsi serie e spin-off, da sfruttare su HBO e HBO Max.
La moglie Susan Downey, produttrice, ha chiarito: “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, 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. It takes a lot of coordination because again, Marvel wasn’t built in a day. It took several wins and things that worked very well to then be able to connect them, to then be able to branch out.”
Robert Downey Jr. ha aggiunto invece: “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? We’re not repeaters, we don’t want to just try to do what’s been done somewhere else. But I think the model itself has become much more dimensionalized than it was before.”