Ready for Sherlock 2? Warner Brothers names the date

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

That we'd get to see Robert Downey Jr. in another Sherlock Holmes movie was elementary. The only question was ... "When?"

Well, now we finally know what date we're going to have to count down to ... but holding our breath is not an option, according to the schedule laid out by The Hollywood Reporter.

Holmes will return to the big screen once more on Dec. 16 ... 2011. (It couldn't possibly premiere much later than that, because the following month, the world will end, right?)

Other release dates discussed today during a presentation given by Warner Brothers chairman and CEO Barry Meyer (some of which had been announced previously) include:

Red Riding Hood: April 22, 2011 Green Lantern (3D): June 17 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (3-D): July 15 Journey to the Center of the Earth 2 (3-D): Sept. 23 Happy Feet 2 (3-D): Nov. 18 Batman: July 20, 2012 Superman: Holiday season 2012

Meyer added that the studio is also "nearing" a green light for a "Flash" movie, with films featuring Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mad magazine characters also in development.

So which of these films are you looking forward to the most?

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