Holmes 2 & Transformers 3 in production

Start dates set for both new entries...


Strange how these things come in pairs.

On Monday we reported that Wolverine 2 and the new Star Trek movie were warming their engines for release in 2012. Today, word reaches us that sequels to Sherlock Holmes and Transformers are both slated to begin production in the next five or six months.

With Sherlock Holmes having taken almost $300m (and counting) at the world box office, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros are fast-tracking a sequel. And if their June start date seems a little bit ambitious, don’t forget that Kieran and Michele Mulroney have been writing a script since last September.

The big surprise is Transformers 3. Though we’ve known for a while that Michael Bay is happy to return to the franchise, the director reportedly wanted more of a break before helming his third machine mash-up.

Still, according to Deadline Hollywood, Shia LaBeouf is ready to go in front of the cameras in May.

So, will T3 follow the threads left dangling in the epilogue of T2's novelisation? The odd little chapter featured an injured Megatron boarding the ‘Nemesis’ Decepticon spaceship and discovering a slumbering army. The scene didn't appear anywhere in the actual film; could it end up being the opening for T3?

And over at Holmes 2, the question on everybody's lips is: will it feature the much-feted Moriarty? We don't know, but our fingers and toes are duly crossed.

Good news? Bad news? Give us a shout below...


    • darren72

      Jan 13th 2010, 13:09

      I know transformers always gets slated for its gripes but i like them..total popcorn films..im lookin forward to the third one.

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    • MadMatt

      Jan 13th 2010, 14:06

      Referring to Transformers 2 as 'T2' is sacrilege!

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    • sleepwalker

      Jan 13th 2010, 20:23

      over the last few years we have been treated to two horrific threequels based on excellent 1st films, I speak of The matrix Revolutions and 'Pirates of the Caribbean at Worlds End'. I am not sure if transformers can be described as a classic in the same way the other two were but I thoroughly expect its 3quel to be just as bad completing, my trilogy of truly awful movies.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 14th 2010, 9:04

      I wish the Transformers Movie franchise would die.

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    • Makayla

      Jan 14th 2010, 9:16

      I must say films coming out this 2010 are pretty much hitting the world box office. Even musicals like Glee are competing as well. A friend of mine said that Sherlocks Holmes is indeed a good movie and my family and I are planning to watch it this weekend. I can't wait.

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    • blade32

      Jan 14th 2010, 13:25

      T2 was a big pile of rubbish. great effects, but so poorly directed. did every scene really need to be bathed in sunlight and have the camera doing 360 pans around the action. overkill!! T2 should be deleted from the achieves.

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    • Mattsimus

      Jan 14th 2010, 17:09

      Mmm agree with MadMatt, T2 is Terminator 2 not transformers 2.... i beleive you could prob get away with calling it TM2 OR CRAP2 s**tE2 and when they're all out how bout Transformers s**tilogy, Mostus Crapus Trilogy Everus, or dan dan daaaahhhh The Micheal Bay Legacy,...... that works for me......Transformers 3: Hasbro's Redemption..........watch this space....

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