Superman to Play Sherlock Holmes

Henry Cavill

Poor Henry Cavill – he’s going to be known as Superman the rest of his life. And I’m not helping.

They’re making an Enola Holmes movie, inspired by the six-volume young adult book series by Nancy Springer in which the pre-teen sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes runs away and solves mysteries. I’m familiar with it because IDW has been putting out graphic novel adaptations; The Case of the Missing Marquess and The Case of the Left-Handed Lady have been released so far, with The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets coming next month.

I’ve found it a mixed bag (mainly because older brothers Sherlock and Mycroft don’t come off very well), but I’m now more excited than I was to see the movie. This news apparently broke last summer, but I just found out about it: Sherlock Holmes will be played by Henry Cavill, who previously played Superman and is now getting attention as lead in The Witcher. He’s a little beefier than you usually see for the role of Holmes, but I’m willing to be convinced.

Henry Cavill

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) stars as the title character, Enola, and her missing mother is played by Helena Bonham Carter, with Sam Claflin (whom I’ve never seen) as Mycroft. No release date for the movie has been announced.



2 comments

  • Joan

    Sam Claflin is a good actor with a knack for picking bad roles. He’s also shorter, smaller and younger than Henry Cavill, so they’re apparently making some changes to Mycroft.

  • Thanks for the info. I noticed he did seem pretty young. Interesting.

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