Millie Bobby Brown dazzled fans everywhere with her performance in “Enola Holmes 2,” which premiered on Netflix on Nov. 4, 2022. Still, the movie left fans with one major question: will there be an “Enola Holmes 3”? It seems like the odds are pretty good, because on Nov. 7, Collider reported that a screenplay for a third installment was in the works.
The news came via an interview with the head of Netflix Film, Scott Stuber, who also praised Brown’s performance. “You know, she’s such a great homegrown star for us,” he told Collider of Brown. “I mean, obviously, ‘Stranger Things‘ is huge for us in that, and watching her grow as an actress . . .” He also hinted at a possible third Enola Holmes movie. “The Holmes IP is weirdly elastic. Obviously, Warner Bros. did an incredible job with Downey and Jude Law, so this idea that we can extend that IP with her is exciting,” he said, referring to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s “Sherlock Holmes.” “So, we’re working once again on a screenplay to try to get that. But yes, aspiration,” he continued. “I’d like to do another one.”
The Enola Holmes movies are based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries, a series of seven books written by Nancy Springer. The original six books were published between 2007 and 2010, with a seventh book released in 2021. The first Enola Holmes movie, which debuted in 2020, along with the second, adapt parts of the first two books in the series, “The Case of the Missing Marquess” and “The Case of the Left-Handed Lady.” “The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets” is the third book in the series. That means there’s lots of material to adapt for future movies, and Brown said she’s definitely interested in doing more.
In an interview with ScreenRant published in November 2022, she said, “I would love to be a part of another one.” Brown explained, “I would love to see [Enola] do more cases, be put under pressure, be put in crazy situations, make her feel vulnerable again. I absolutely love seeing her back at work.”
The most mysterious part of another Enola Holmes movie is whether Henry Cavill would return as Sherlock Holmes, Enola’s older brother. In 2022, the actor announced that he was leaving his lead role in Netflix’s “The Witcher” after season three dropped in June 2023. It’s not clear if Cavill leaving “The Witcher” means he won’t appear in any more Netflix projects, or if he’ll be open to appearing in any more Enola Holmes films. “The Witcher” replaced Cavill with Liam Hemsworth, so if it did come to that, Netflix might choose to recast Cavill in the Enola Holmes film series, too.
We’re still waiting for “Enola Holmes 3” to get the official green light, but we’re optimistic it’ll happen soon.