A post-credits scene in the recently released Enola Holmes 2 seemed to hint at an iconic duo teaming up, but actor Henry Cavill says otherwise.
Following the end of the film, a post-credits scene sees Sherlock and John Watson — Sherlock’s infamous foil and partner — meeting for the first time. While this scene left fans buzzing about a potential solo film starring Cavill, the actor said in an interview with The Wrap that the world of Enola Holmes is still very much about Enola.
“This universe is very much Enola’s, so she’ll always be involved,” Cavill said. “I think it’s important to make that connection between the two characters.”
Cavill went on to echo statements made by director Harry Bradbeer, saying that Enola’s character is crucial to this story, and is what makes it so unique compared to other Sherlock stories.
“It wasn’t a deliberate attempt to make it my own. I think living within the Enola universe, in all the literature and all the other mediums, he doesn’t have an Enola,” explained Cavill. “He has a Watson, but that’s very different from having an Enola. There’s a strong emotional connection to Enola there, there’s a similarity in how they’re raised. It allows for a slightly different viewpoint. When it comes to Enola, there’s always this emotionality with the connection, which is otherwise unique to the Enola universe.”
The sequel featured the return of Millie Bobby Brown as the titular teen detective, Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, Louis Partridge as Tewkesbury, Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes, and Susan Wokoma as Edith. Joining them were David Thewlis (Wonder Woman), Adeel Akhtar (Sweet Tooth), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune), Abbie Hern (The Twilight Zone), Hannah Dodd (Fighting with My Family), Gabriel Tierney (Endeavour), and Serrana Su-Ling Bliss.
“Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock, and opens her own agency — only to find that life as a female detective-for-hire isn’t as easy as it seems,” reads the synopsis. “Resigned to accepting the cold realities of adulthood, she is about to close shop when a penniless matchstick girl offers Enola her first official job: to find her missing sister. But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected, as Enola is thrown into a dangerous new world — from London’s sinister factories and colorful music halls, to the highest echelons of society and 221B Baker Street itself. As the sparks of a deadly conspiracy ignite, Enola must call upon the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel her mystery. The game, it seems, has found its feet again!”