Robert Downey Jr. He most recently played the legendary investigator Sherlock Holmes in the 2011 film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. But fans never gave up their hopes for a third movie in the saga. Sherlock Holmes 3 is set to be released in one go on December 22, 2021. However, the movie was not released on that date as COVID prevented it from going into production.
The third Sherlock Holmes movie is now back in the limelight due to rumors that Downey wanted Johnny Depp to be in it. The more you research this rumor, the more fake it gets. It is based on an old narrative, and subsequent events seem to have made it less likely to be true. Here’s where the claim came from and why it might not be true.
Why is Johnny Depp unlikely to appear in Sherlock Holmes 3?
Many publications have reported on the story, although not all have provided sources. Alternatively, they may have cited another publication that does not include the original source. The Johnny Depp rumor started with a piece of the National Enquirer in August 2020. “Johnny Depp and Robert have a very special 30-year friendship that goes back to their days when they were crazy Hollywood monsters… Robert believes Johnny Depp deserves the same opportunity to win back as he did.” according to a source.
This comment is difficult to verify because it comes from an unknown source and the Enquirer is often not the most reliable source. According to a 2017 New Yorker report for the magazine, “The Enquirer covers typically contain blatant false claims about politicians as well as comments about celebrities who, while in compliance with defamation laws, are seriously deceiving.” There is no evidence that the quote in the Inquirer is false. However, it is unlikely that we will see Depp in Sherlock Holmes 3 anytime soon.