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Sherlock the Movie: the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman unlikely

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr16,2024

Will we one day meet Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the roles of most famous detective in the world and his sidekick John Watson in a film Sherlock? One of the showrunners of the original series, Mark Gatiss, gives his opinion on the matter. And we can't say that he's very optimistic.

Sherlock the Movie: the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman unlikely

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It has now been seven years since the last season of Sherlock, the fourth, was released. broadcast at television.And it could well be the last one. Fans have been refusing to move on for years. something else and hope for the return of the series which reinterprets the adventures of the most famous detective in the world in a contemporary way. At the slightest interview with showrunners Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, journalists do not hesitate to comment; ask if their wish will ever come true. Even the two main actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, were cast. questioned à several times, without ever giving a clear answer.

Sherlock the Movie: the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman unlikely

The creators ofSherlock have however always tried to to be optimistic. At least, for a while. At the beginning of 2023, Mark Gatiss revealed that they“would really like to make a Sherlock film”. “It’s the most natural thing to do”, he declared. But in summer Last, Steven Moffat preferred to be lucid: “[the two main actors] are on to bigger and better things leaving us with our eyes to cry”.The showrunner was obviously referring to the the Hollywood career of the two actors, and in particular to their involvement in the MCU.

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Seven years after the conclusion of season 4, the showrunners ofSherlock continue to be questioned about the future of the series. If the latter seems definitively dead and buried, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat“would [still] like to make a” Sherlock film. This is what said Gatiss at the microphone ofDeadlinethis Monday. Only, “getting everyone together is quite difficult… You'd have to ask Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.”

To conclude on the subject, Mark Gatiss was content to with a simple “we’ll see”. The British director, screenwriter and actor seems to have little hope, because he is aware thatMartin Freeman, and especially Benedict Cumberbatch, have become huge Hollywood stars. The first, who played John Watson, will soon be released. the poster for the filmMiller's Girlalongside Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream). He also plays Everett Ross in the MCU, while the former interpreter of Sherlock Holmes is none other than Doctor Strange in the upcoming Cinematographic Universe. success.

Sherlock the movie: the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman unlikely

Obviously, difficult to fight against the juggernaut that is Marvel, which offers much more visibility. – and incidentally income – to actors. But who knows? Hope gives life.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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