'Enola Holmes 2' director Harry Bradbeer reveals why Sam Claflin didn't reprise his role as Mycroft Holmes

'It had to be about Sherlock and Enola and coming together. So I guess there is some blessings in having less pieces because you can do more,' Bradbeer said

'Enola Holmes 2' director Harry Bradbeer reveals why Sam Claflin didn't reprise his role as Mycroft Holmes
Harry Bradbeer revealed what inspired 'Enola Holmes 2' and why Sam Claflin did not reprise his role as Mycroft Holmes in the sequel (Theo Wargo/Getty and Netflix)
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'Enola Holmes 2' has been one of the highly anticipated movies this year since the trailer was released at Netflix virtual fan event called 'Tudum'. The first film in the franchise received positive reviews from critics, who praised Millie Bobby Brown's performance as the titular character 'Enola Holmes'. It became one of the most-watched original Netflix films, with an estimated 76 million households watching the film over its first four weeks of release. The film also starred Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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In the trailer of 'Enola Homes 2', Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill stole the thunder as Enola and Sherlock Holmes. However, one character was missing in the trailer. Fans wondered where the third sibling, Mycroft Holmes, who was played by Sam Claflin in the first movie is. Recently, 'Enola Holmes 2' director Harry Bradbeer spilled the beans in an interview about what exactly inspired the sequel and why Claflin was not a part of the second movie. Read more to find out. 

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During an exclusive interview with Collider, 'Enola Holmes' director Harry Bradbeer seemed chatty and breezy about his experience on the sets of the sequel and revealed the real reason why Sam Claflin didn't reprise his role as Mycroft Holmes. 

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He said, "Well, it was Sam's schedule. That became very clear that Sam was not going to be in it. We were very sorry that Sam couldn't be in this one. He may be in one, if there is a future one, we would love to have him back. But that was just the practicalities of life. That then meant, though, that we had to concentrate on Sherlock, which has some advantages in the sense that he becomes a sharp pencil if you like. You're just having to work with that particular relationship. It had to be about Sherlock and Enola and coming together. So I guess there is some blessings in having less pieces because you can do more with what you have. But we love Sam. We absolutely love him and we would love to have him again."

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Along with Cavill and Brown, Louis Partridge, Adeel Akhtar, Susie Wokoma, and Helena Bonham Carter are also reprising their roles, while Sharon Duncan-Brewster, David Thewlis, and Hannah Dodd have been added as new cast members. Brown was reportedly paid $10 million for her role in the sequel.

The official synopsis of the film reads, "Enola Holmes takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she'll need some help from friends -- and brother Sherlock."

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You can stream 'Enola Holmes 2' starring Milli Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill now on Netflix.

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