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.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, 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.
via: IMDBThe 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.
via: IMDBHow could any of us forget this?
Henry's portrayal of the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, has gained the actor a whole new fanbase...
via: IMDBFor reasons which are pretty obvious - Just look at him.
People were quick to fall in love with Geralt...
via: IMDBWhich 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.
via: IMDBThe actor, who wore a weathered suit of 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.
via: Getty“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...
via: IMDBAnd 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.
via: imdbThe 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.
via: imdbAlongside 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.
via: imdbAnd tries to outsmart big brother, Sherlock, and help a runaway lord.
The mystery-adventure has faired well with fans...
via: imdbIt 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)...
via: imdbMaking it the most popualr movie on Netflix right now, as per Digital Spy.
While Millie's performance has clearly impressed fans...
via: imdbMany couldn't look past one thing... Henry Cavill.
Twitter was left completely swooning after the star.
via: imdbReactions to the actor's portrayal of the iconic detective came pouring in.
@itsredness Not the Sherlock Holmes we need but the Sherlock Holmes we deserve. <3 <3 <3— Michi みち (@Michi みち)1600867610.0
Can we talk about Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes please. #EnolaHolmes https://t.co/rpNR0HAJJF— lacie (@lacie)1600921363.0
ok i just watched #EnolaHolmes and i'd like to start a religion based on henry cavill as sherlock holmes https://t.co/vdR4drrm0d— 𝒂𝒙 (@𝒂𝒙)1600884089.0
The sexual tension between me eating my Cheetos on the couch and Henry Cavill as Sherlock in #EnolaHolmes tho https://t.co/9CHLhtHqzY— Ali Hazelwood (@Ali Hazelwood)1600911402.0
@ilovegoob @Faucillien A buff Sherlock is something I didn't know needed to exist 😀— Allen Trainor (@Allen Trainor)1601047777.0
Have I watched this movie yet? No. Would I risk it all for Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes? Absolutely and undoubte… https://t.co/UOCnGNASvK— shelby. (@shelby.)1600910002.0
will i ever shut up about henry cavill as sherlock in enola holmes?? no, I don't think so... https://t.co/ns78GoMB0d— ryle (@ryle)1600859366.0
@caviIlst @CatarinaLA He’s the Sherlock I never knew I needed— Angela (@Angela)1600923010.0
henry cavill as sherlock is a such blessing ✨#EnolaHolmes ￼ #HenryCavill #EnolaHolmesNetflix ￼ https://t.co/YQeNoxBd5c— nube (@nube)1600850770.0
u really can pull off any hair color henry cavill huh!! i love you as geralt of rivia but i love you more as sherlo… https://t.co/WdpnXvLW02— mary clarisse (@mary clarisse)1600870021.0