“This universe is pretty much Enola Holmes”: Henry Cavill Refuses Sherlock Holmes Solo Film, Won’t Overshadow ‘Sibling’ Millie Bobby Brown

"This universe is pretty much Enola Holmes": Henry Cavill Refuses Sherlock Holmes Solo Film, Won't Overshadow 'Sibling' Millie Bobby Brown
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Henry Cavill has emulated three of the greatest popular culture figures in the past decade and singularly made each of his characters immortal and inimitable in their representations. Having brought Superman, Geralt of Rivia, and Sherlock Holmes onto the screen, it is now only the latter that witnesses the actor working in a capacity that does not occupy the lead role of the franchise. However, the majority of the Enola Holmes fandom seems to be freakishly content with the Brit’s place in the background, acting as a supporting character.

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

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Henry Cavill Refutes a Solo Sherlock Holmes Netflix Movie

The everlasting impression of Henry Cavill keeps improving in the public’s eye with each passing day as he pushes the limits of his already-established altruism. In a recent declaration, Cavill has decidedly announced that there will be no solo Holmes adventure for him in the future. Granted the Man of Steel actor’s recent resurrection as Superman in the DCU has taken up an immense chunk of his already packed schedule, but the reason that he states for his missing Sherlock Holmes film is something far more respectful and honorable than that.


“This universe is very much Enola’s, so she’ll always be involved. I think, ‘How is there hope for [Sherlock]?’ would be answered in any future movies, were they to happen. There’s always whisperings of these sort of things, but nothing is ever official until you enter the first day of shooting, and even then until you finish shooting, and even then it has to come out.

I enjoyed enormously being in Baker Street. The work the production team did there was extraordinary. It was such a beautifully crafted set, magnificent. I didn’t like to leave that set. I just like to sit in it and enjoy it and feel as much as Sherlock as I possibly could.”

Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown on Enola Holmes 2 red carpet event
Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown at the Enola Holmes 2 red carpet event

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Henry Cavill’s exit from Netflix further solidifies with his exit from The Witcher in which he plays the lead, Geralt of Rivia. Controversial script blunders and digressions from the source have been rumored to be the reasons behind the beloved actor’s resignation from a role that he unconditionally loved, advocated for, and embodied to the core.

Millie Bobby Brown Defies Expectations as Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
Millie Bobby Brown as Enola with Henry Cavill’s Sherlock in Enola Holmes 2

It isn’t every day that Netflix comes up with the best ideas for its marketing campaigns on how to boost its viewership numbers. But when it does get hit by those rare remarkable strokes of genius, the project is bound to be the most original and unprecedented creative endeavor in the industry’s history. Enola Holmes was one of those creations that proved massively successful for Netflix and all its components included.


With Millie Bobby Brown in the lead, fresh off the success of helming the Stranger Things franchise, the young actress and producer serves as the teenage sister of the fabled sleuth Sherlock Holmes in this new take on the Holmes canon. Speaking of her experience on set, Brown reveals,

“There were so many things that I got to be a part of, and I was really grateful for that. My age and gender has never defined [my job], so everyone on set really respected me and heard me. It was such a nice environment to be able to experience.”

Enola Holmes 2 presents the Holmes siblings
Netflix presents the infamous Holmes siblings in the Enola Holmes franchise

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With reimagined gender-swapped characters like Moriarty and plots that invoke Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s well-crafted detective mysteries, the Enola Holmes franchise barrels into the cobbled streets and alleyways of London as the young detective takes on cases that keep challenging her mentally and physically.


Constantly teetering on the verge of breaking societal norms and making her own name in the world, the teenager whose identity existed merely as the sister of the great Sherlock Holmes now rises in the cultural ethos as an individual who is not only self-made and accomplished but gifted enough to overshadow her infamous brother.

Enola Holmes and Enola Holmes 2 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: The Wrap

Diya Majumdar

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