Variety reports that Fletcher will take over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, who directed 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” and its follow-up 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
A third movie has always been planned, but was put on hold due to star Robert Downey Jr.'s busy schedule in various Marvel movies.
Jude Law is also expected to reprise his role as Watson.
Fletcher famously took over directing "Bohemian Rhapsody" after Bryan Singer left the project mid-production (though he did not receive credit as a director due to DGA rules). His most recent film, the Elton John biopic "Rocketman," opened in May.
"Sherlock Holmes 3" is slated to hit theaters December 21, 2021.