Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes in New Netflix Movie Has People Talking | 22 Words

He impressed superhero buffs in Superman,  stole the hearts of gamers across the globe in The Witcher, and now Henry Cavill is portraying the iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes, and reactions have been strong, to say the least...

After all the hype surrounding Netflix's The Witcher...

Henry Cavill has partnered with the streaming giant yet again.

But this time, he's stepping into his detective shoes as the iconic Sherlock Holmes.

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And, after watching the new flick, people have had a lot to say about it.

The thirty-seven-year-old initially gained fame from his portrayal of the iconic superhero, Superman.

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The star played the infamous role across 3 different movies: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League.

But, these days, most of you will undoubtedly know him best from his eye-widening role in the Netflix show, The Witcher.

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How could any of us forget this?

Henry's portrayal of the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, has gained the actor a whole new fanbase...

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For reasons which are pretty obvious - Just look at him. 

People were quick to fall in love with Geralt...

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Which can only be credited to Henry's dedication and passion for the role.

Because it turns out that Henry went to extreme lengths to envision his character during filming.

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The actor, who wore a weathered suit of armor and a long silver wig during filming, is said to have taken it all so seriously that he even “made breakfast" and slept in his costume. The Witcher producer, Lauren Schmidt, explained, “He wanted, for instance, for the armor to look like it had been worn for years and years. So, he made breakfast in it and he would sleep in it."

According to the team, Henry was hugely invested in his character.

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“We were like ‘you don’t have to do that by the way’, but he’s that invested in embodying his character. It was important to him. It’s one of the reasons why Henry is such an important member of our team."

He had to gain a tremendous amount of muscle for the role also...

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And the actor reportedly got so ripped that he would tear through his costumes. Tim Aslam told Polygon that, during filming, Henry's “muscles wore down the leather at such an alarming rate" that replacements were “near-constantly" being made to ensure he was camera-ready.

And it seems the star has teamed up with Netflix yet again for his most recent role.

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The actor has bagged the role of the Sherlock Holmes in Netflix's Enola Holmes, which centers on Millie Bobby Brown's eponymous character.

The flick features a stellar cast.

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Alongside Millie and Henry, the film also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Claflin.

Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the movie follows on Enola as she searches for her missing mother.

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And tries to outsmart big brother, Sherlock, and help a runaway lord.

The mystery-adventure has faired well with fans...

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It may have only landed on the platform on Wednesday, but it's already at the top of the Netflix charts, proving itself to be an instant big hit.

Currently, Enola Holmes is in second place, behind Ryan Murphy's new TV show Ratched (which you can read about at the end)...

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Making it the most popualr movie on Netflix right now, as per Digital Spy. 

While Millie's performance has clearly impressed fans...

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Many couldn't look past one thing... Henry Cavill.

Twitter was left completely swooning after the star.

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Reactions to the actor's portrayal of the iconic detective came pouring in.

Fancy giving it a watch yourself?

Enola Holmes is streaming on Netflix now. To read more about the other new Netflix chart-topper, Ratched, scroll on...