In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. is most known for portraying Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, the wealthy genius superhero who battled Thanos (Josh Brolin). Tony, on the other hand, is far from his only important cinematic part. In truth, he also stars in another successful film franchise, albeit one that has received less attention in recent years as rescuing the world has taken precedent.
Warner Media-backed streaming service is in the early stages of developing two scripted programmes based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective novels. Robert Downey Jr., well known for his role as the investigator in Guy Ritchie’s 2009 feature picture and its 2011 sequel, will executive produce both programmes via his Team Downey banner. Lionel Wigram, who wrote the original film’s narrative and produced both, will serve as an executive producer for the sequel. The franchise’s third film was in the works, but it was never completed. Both projects are still in the early phases of production, so it’s uncertain whether Downey will reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes. Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell of Team Downey will also executive produce with the actor and Wigram. Additional information, such as the idea and how interconnected the two prospective shows would be, is being withheld. Both shows are produced by Warner Bros. Television, which also produced the Sherlock movies.
HBO Max is already developing a new connected universe of DC Comics series from executive producer J.J. Abrams; James Gunn’s Suicide Squad spinoff, Peacemaker; Matt Reeves’ Batman spinoff centred on Colin Farrell’s Penguin; and the Casey Bloys-led streamer is also developing multiple Game of Thrones series. Sex and the City and Gossip Girl revivals have also been utilised to help reinforce the platform. Downey, of course, aided Marvel in expanding its movie world, which has helped Disney+ gain traction with a number of TV spinoffs in recent years, points THR.
With over 75 performers playing Sherlock Holmes, he holds the global record for the most represented literary figure in cinema and television history. Jonny Lee Miller most recently played the role in CBS’ Elementary.