Guy Ritchie 'signs for Sherlock Holmes 3, wants to film in Hollywood'
Industry insiders say that the move will be well received by Downey Jr, who is based in the US and will become a father for the second time in 2012 following the arrival of his first child with wife Susan.
"Guy has loved making the movies and he gets on really well with all the cast," a source told The Sun. "But Robert's had to spend large parts of the year in the UK filming so will probably welcome the move back home.
"He loves the UK, and London in particular but having home comforts close by is such a big bonus."
Warner Bros pushed forward with a third Sherlock Holmes movie last October by hiring Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce to work on a screenplay.