in , ,

“I’m getting busier”: The Witcher Star Henry Cavill Revealed Netflix Return is Possible in Spinoff of Another Hit Series

"I'm getting busier": The Witcher Star Henry Cavill Revealed Netflix Return is Possible in Spinoff of Another Hit Series

Henry Cavill has portrayed many iconic characters over the years. His ability to not only look the part but become those people with his stellar acting skills, has turned him into one of the most sought-after actors of recent times in Hollywood.

Henry Cavill at Comic-Con
Henry Cavill at Comic-Con

Be it in The Count of Monte Cristo in his earlier days, saving the Earth as Superman, Geralt of Rivia aka The Witcher, and even Sherlock Holmes, his bag is full of remarkable performances.

And although there are a few more roles that seem to be in the pipeline in the coming years, there is one titular role he is extremely excited to reprise. That is, of course, Sherlock Holmes, as he admitted in an interview last year. 

Also Read: “He’s not Superman. Not a chance”: An Insecure Henry Cavill Was Expecting Rejection After Putting on Superman Costume For the First Time

Fandomwire Video

Henry Cavill hints at Sherlock Holmes spin-off

Henry Cavill first took on the detective’s hat in Netflix’s Enola Holmes. It stars Millie Bobby Brown as the youngest Holmes sister, who is on her way to follow her brother’s footsteps and make a career out of solving mysteries.

Henry Cavill of course being Sherlock Holmes had the work cut out for him, even with his short cameo as a protective brother looking after his sister. He reprised his role in the second instalment although with a much more impactful role.

Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2
Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2

However, one thing that remained the same was in the history of fiction, Sherlock Holmes and Cavill by extension, played a supporting role at the peak of their careers.


Cavill, though, seemed to enjoy this fresh experience even if it meant taking a beating after crushing opponents in Superman and The Witcher. He noted while speaking on this in an interview last year,

“It goes in line with being a supporting actor. As a supporting actor in this, I’m supporting an older story…It can’t just be up to you. So it’s novel to be one of the players in support of that, rather than relying on everyone else to be the one selling that.”

Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes 2
Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes 2

However, portraying such an iconic character, even in a supporting role comes with the hope of there being another project down the line that focuses more on him. Cavill explained while talking about those expectations,

“I do know what you mean, yes. I think there are so many options there. The important thing for me is making sure that I can give everything I need to give to every one of the characters that I play. As we know, I’m getting busier, and my plate is becoming slightly more full, so I think it’s all about making sure that I have the time to serve the characters as I need to.”

This is especially intriguing, as the post-credit scene in the second movie already kind of hinted at a possible spin-off featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. As a result, it will be interesting to see if that really comes to happen down the line as many are holding hopes for.

Also Read: After Henry Cavill’s Exit, Nicholas Cage Becomes the Superman of DCU: ‘The Flash’ Director’s Huge Announcement

Henry Cavill is booked and busy after being rebuffed by DC

Last year brought saddening news for Henry Cavill’s fans when the actor announced that he won’t be returning as Superman anymore. This was especially disheartening as just a couple of months before he announced his return through an Instagram post after his surprise cameo in Black Adam.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

The problem was, he did not really fit James Gunn‘s vision for Superman, as the director is gearing up for the launch of his Gods and Monsters: Chapter One projects with Superman: Legacy in 2025. Not only that, but Cavill is also getting replaced in The Witcher, after the third season by Liam Hemsworth.

As a result, fans have been worried about the actor’s future, even though he seemed to have taken things in stride as he claimed in his Instagram post last year, “The changing of the guard is something that happens,” because, “That’s life.”

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher

As such, his confirmation that he is indeed quite busy and has a lot on his plate because of upcoming projects seems to have given them a lot of hope. There have been quite a few upcoming big projects that his name is already associated with.

Also Read: “I’m merely the hired work”: Henry Cavill Tried to Warn Fans of The Impending WB-Netflix Fiasco During ‘Enola Holmes 2’ Premiere


For example, Argylle, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Warhammer 40,000, and even a rumored reboot of Highlander. And now, after his statement regarding a possible Sherlock Holmes-based spin-off of Enola Holmes, his fans seem to be over the moon as they wait for The Witcher season 3 next month.

The Witcher season 3 releases on June 29th on Netflix. Although Argylle is expected to release this year, a potential date has not been disclosed yet.

Source: Collider

Was this Article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Written by Anushree Banerjee

Anushree Banerjee has a Master's in English, a dollar, and a dream to master the craft of writing stories one day. For now, she makes herself happy with anime, cinema, celebrities and the numerous books piling up on her shelf. After hustling a bit with technical writing, she has finally found her comfortable corner at FandomWire writing about people on the big screen.