Henry Cavill spotted on Hull set of Netflix film Enola Holmes 2

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its just Hollywood A-lister and Superman himself Henry Cavill on the streets of Hull to shoot a new Netflix film.

The 38-year-old British actor is in the city to film scenes for the upcoming sequel to the outrageously successful Enola Holmes, also starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown.

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Jersey-born Mr Cavill first donned the famous red cape in 2013 and has gone on to portray the ‘man of steel’ in four feature films.

He is taking on a character no less famous in this latest venture as he reprises his role as Sherlock Holmes, the older brother to Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola.

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Superman on the streets on Hull
Superman on the streets on Hull

Parts of Old Town in Hull have been reimagined as Victorian London for the filming of the sequel and the cast have arrived today for dress rehearsals.

Whilst residents in the area have been warned about closures on High Street, Scale Lane, Bishops Lane, and Chapel Lane, they are sure to spot some famous faces.

The film, inspired by fiction novels by American author Nancy Springer, has a star-studded cast who are due to begin filming on Tuesday.

The books follow 14-year-old Enola Holmes, younger sister of an already famous Sherlock Holmes, on her sleuthing adventures.

Matchsticks Productions confirmed filming will take place on Tuesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 6 and today dress rehearsals have begun.

The original Enola Holmes movie was released last year and achieved over 76 million views within four weeks, making it one of Netflix’s most successful movies of all time.

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Millie told Entertainment Weekly: “I always said I loved playing the role because I didn’t just do one thing and then stop playing her.

“I love that I can continually play her, and with the Enola book series… I really am optimistic about the future.”

The set has generated quite a bit of excitement in the city, with onlookers keen to see behind the scenes.

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