After being the key to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, actor Robert Downey Jr wants to do the same with Sherlock Holmes.
Speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Robert Downey Jr and his wife / production partner Susan downey they laid out the plans they have for Sherlock Holmes, which would include movies and television shows.
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"At this point, we really feel like there is no mysterious universe built anywhere, and Conan Doyle is the definitive voice in that field, I think, to this day," said Robert Downey Jr. "So, for me, what? why make a third film if you are not going to be able to expand everything with diversity and other times and elements? "
"We believe there is an opportunity to develop it further," added Susan Downey. "Characters derived from a third movie, to see what's happening on the television scene, to see what WarnerMedia is starting to build, things with HBO and HBO Max."
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Robert Downey Jr intends to copy the Marvel Cinematic Universe but doing things somewhat differently, precisely to be able to differentiate themselves from what they have built with all those heroes. This is how he commented: "We are not repeaters, we do not want to simply do what has been done elsewhere," said the actor who has played Hombre de Hierro. "But I think the model itself has become much more dimensional than before."
The actor learned a lot from the great work of Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon.
“I think the decade of mentorship and observation, what we both got to have with Marvel, watching them build and seeing all the opportunities, was invaluable. It was like a master class, ”said Susan Downey. "And they really knew what they were doing and they had this united group of people with the same vision."
"What I saw were very humble beginnings, very uncertain results, a lot of creative risk taking, but there was also an algorithm for potential," said Robert Downey Jr.
Many others have tried to make a Cinematic Universe like Marvel's and have failed in the attempt. Since the classic monsters from Universal, DC Comics and without forgetting that Star Wars did not end in the best of ways. But what they all have in common is that they are taking advantage of the opportunity that digital platforms are giving to expand with television series all those ideas so difficult to explain in movies.
Sherlock Holmes 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. premieres on December 22, 2021.
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