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Robert Downey Jr. Planning Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe

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In two Sherlock Holmes films, Robert Downey Jr. turned the classic Arthur Conan Doyle detective into a particularly brutish intellectual; a man who can pivot from deductive reasonings to bare-knuckle boxing; less Benedict Cumberbatch, more Doctor Strange. And now Downey, having run the slow-motion calculations on his Marvel Cinematic Universe films, is ready for more. A lot more. In fact, per Fast Company, the actor-producer wants to turn Sherlock Holmes into a cinematic universe of its own.

“Why do a third movie if you’re not going to be able to spin off into some real gems of diversity and other times and elements?” said Downey, speaking to a panel about the possibility (and irrelevance) of simply making a third Sherlock Holmes film. “At this point, we really feel that there is not a mystery-verse built out anywhere, and Conan Doyle is the definitive voice in that arena, I think,

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Robert Downey Jr. is planning a Marvel-style ‘Sherlock’ uni

Building a cinematic universe is not as easy as Marvel makes it look.

Where the superhero super-studio has succeeded, many others have faltered. Universal’s attempt to resurrect its classic monster movies in a Dark Universe was dead on arrival. The Lego Movie’s spin-offs were profitable, but largely failed to, uh, connect in any meaningful way. And the DC Extended Universe has done its best work (Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, Shazam) with movies that feel as though they exist entirely independent of the Justice League.

It takes a lot of chutzpah to launch an interconnected movie franchise after seeing others flounder, and it takes a lot more than that to create one that hits anywhere near Marvel’s level.

If there’s one dynamic duo that has more than a fighting chance at success, though, it’s Team Downey.

During a keynote panel at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival on

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UEFA Awards: Full list of winners as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski takes home Men’s Player of the Year

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Aside from Friday being the UEFA Champions League draw, Europe’s governing body for soccer also announced the winners of its most prestigious awards, including Men’s Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and more. Nominees include massive names in the world of soccer like Robert Lewandowski, Wendi Renard, Jurgen Klopp and others, with Lewandowski taking home Men’s Player of the Year after scoring 55 goals in a season where Bayern Munich won the treble. 

The first award went to Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as the top goalkeeper. Here are all the winners:

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UEFA Men’s Player of the Year:

  • Winner: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: 

  • Winner: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg, now at Chelsea) 

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: 

  • Winner: Hansi Flick (Bayern) 

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year:

  • Winner: Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon) 

Champions League positional awards

Goalkeeper of the 2019-20

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