Henry Cavill has a couple of interesting roles lined up with Mission Impossible, The Witcher and now Sherlock in the new Netflix Original Enola Holmes
The new Netflix Enola Holmes’ movie trailer looks promising! The movie stars Stranger Things teenage star Millie Bobby Brown in the titular role along with Superman Henry Cavill as her famous cousin Sherlock. Actor Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter are cast as Mycroft and Eudoria Holmes respectively.
The trailer gave us a good look at Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill’s Sherlock curls. A true blue young adult (YA) trailer, it is full of colourful costumes set in a period drama with a hint of mischief, action and detective drama at its heart.
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Enola Holmes Trailer
The story takes on from the more recent Holmes series work of Nancy Springer’s novel The Case of the Missing Marquess. It centres around Sherlock’s (Henry Cavill) teenage sister Enola Holmes whose mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) went missing on her 16th birthday. Enola must reunite with her brothers Mycroft and Sherlock who didn’t come to help but to deal with her. Mycroft enrols Enola in a boarding school but to no avail.
In the trailer, Enola says to the audience when she realizes that solving her mother’s disappearance is up to her. “I must become something…unexpected.” The breaking of the fourth wall is interestingly executed. Enola is a capable, smart and empowered child. Sherlock takes a back seat in this one.
In addition to proving Enola is as sharp as her brothers, the movie will also deal with changing family dynamics. Mycroft even uttered the word ‘feminism’ in the trailer establishing 19th century Britain. And its tides of Independence and emerging fight for women suffrage. Enola’s search for her mother leads her to Lord Tewksbury played by Louis Partridge and also to uncover a dangerous conspiracy.
Henry Cavill As The New Sherlock Holmes
The new take on the Sherlock series looks nothing like Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes series featuring Robert Downey Jr. But it has the same pithy, modernized light step almost the noir touch. Nor it looks anything like Steven Moffat’s BBC drama Sherlock featuring actor Benedict Cumberbatch. However, Enola has similar thinking out loud visual aesthetic. Both franchises have made their own cultural impact as well as the actors playing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic creation.
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While RDJ and Cavill’s stories were period drama Cumberbatch’s setting was more contemporary. However, one thing remains similar in all iterations – Sherlock’s curls! All three actors sport Sherlock’s curly hair, being true to the character and how internet swooned on Cavill’s hairdo in the new trailer.
The Mission Impossible actor’s fans are looking for to his appearances in 2021. Including but not limited to Netflix’s The Witcher season 2 and Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. And then there are plenty who wants to see Henry Cavill as the British Spy James Bond as well! Enola Holmes becomes a Netflix original after it was acquired from the Legendary Entertainment when coronavirus shutdown theatre screen’s worldwide.
In 2020 director Harry Bradbeer’s take on Holmes franchise scribed by Jack Throne is refreshing. It stands promising amongst its counterparts. The YA movie and its rising titular star Millie Bobby Brown compliment the detective drama. She looks agile, free-spirited yet alert while Cavill looks at home in his own accent and English charm. If responses to Enola Holmes are anything to go by Netflix can very well start considering a sequel. Or maybe a spin-off for Cavill’s Sherlock!
Enola Holmes will premier on Netflix on 23 September.