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Enola Holmes 2: Everything We Know About Netflix’s Sequel
If you’ve already binged the first part of Stranger Things Vol. 4 , you might be excited to see Eleven — that is, actor Millie Bobby Brown — in something else. Luckily, you can stay right on Netflix. In 2020, she played the titular role in Enola Holmes , a film about the younger (and oft-forgotten) sister of renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes (here, Henry Cavill).
With the first film being such a success, Netflix is bringing Brown back for Enola Holmes 2 , which wrapped filming earlier this year. Set to debut on the popular streaming platform later this year, Here’s everything we know so far about Enola Holmes 2 !
When Was a Sequel to Enola Holmes Announced?
An impressive 76 million households viewed Enola Holmes over the first four weeks of its release. With numbers like that, it’s really no surprise that the film received a sequel. But it took Netflix awhile to make it official. In May of 2021, the streamer shared on Twitter that, “The sequel is afoot!”
Netflix went on to add that the Enola Holmes adventure would continue, with stars Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill ( Witcher ) reprising their roles. Director Harry Bradbeer and writer Jack Thorne are also set to return. For now, we don’t know too much about the second film’s plot, but it will still be based on Nancy Springer’s book series about Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant sister.
Brown expressed her excitement about returning to the character. “I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family!” she said in response to Netflix’s announcement . “Enola holds a special place in my heart — she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave. I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”
What Is the Plot of Enola Holmes 2 ?
As you may know, the first film was based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries , a series of books by Nancy Springer . While the first film followed the plot of the debut book, The Case of the Missing Marquess , quite closely, it’s unclear exactly how much ground this upcoming movie will cover.
From early footage and announcements, it seems like the sequel will take cues from the second book in Springer’s series, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady . In the book, Enola investigates the disappearance of a young girl, all while avoiding her older brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who want her to attend boarding school. Of the synopsis, Netflix noted :
Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel.
Members of the Original Cast Are Back for the Sequel
When Enola Holmes 2 was first announced, Netflix confirmed that Brown, of course, would be back as the titular character. Cavill and Sam Claflin ( The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ) would also be returning as Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, respectively. As mentioned, both director Harry Bradbeer and writer Jack Thorne are on board for the sequel, while Brown plans to continue her producing duties in addition to starring in the film.
During Netflix’s TUDUM event in September 2021, Louis Partridge confirmed that he would be returning as Tewkesbury, Enola’s friend (and potential love interest) from the first film. Other returning cast members include: Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar and Susan Wokoma. In terms of new cast members, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern and Gabriel Tierney have joined the impressive ensemble.
Where Has Enola Holmes 2 Been Filmed?
Just like the original film, Enola Holmes 2 was filmed both in a studio and in various locations across the UK. When production began in October 2021, Shepperton Studios served as the production base for the film, though some filming days also occurred in the city of London.
Other filming locations include Surrey and Hankley Common and an area of Hull that was transformed into Victorian-era London just for the film. The film’s production company even recruited extras from these areas to appear as passers-by in the film.
When Will Enola Holmes 2 Be Released on Netflix?
While the exact release date for the movie is, as of yet, unknown, Netflix did announce the film as a part of its 2022 lineup . Since filming officially wrapped as of January 2022 — in fact, Cavill shared that his role in the film wrapped back in November 201 — we can expect the 2022 release date to hold. Of course, there’s still all of the post-production to complete, so we’re looking at a Fall 2022 release at the earliest — unless Netflix really rushes it.
An Upcoming Graphic Novel Is Set to Explore More of Enola’s Story
While fans wait for the release of this cinematic sequel, there’s been another exciting announcement for Enola Holmes fans: a graphic novel that follows more of the teen sleuth’s adventures is on the way. Set to be released through Legendary Comics, the graphic novel — Enola Holmes: Mycroft’s Dangerous Game — features the likeness of Millie Bobby Brown and will present an original story that bridges the gap between the first film and the upcoming sequel.
“We are so excited to expand Enola’s world and story with an exciting new adventure in our graphic novel from this extremely talented creative team,” shared Nikita Kannekanti, Legendary Comics’ Senior Editor. The graphic novel will hit shelves on August 23, 2022, which means fans have something to tide them over before the Netflix sequel starts streaming.
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Ghostbusters' famous theme really isn't the franchise's best song.
Ray Parker Jr.'s Ghostbusters is one of the most iconic movie songs of all time, but the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack managed to outdo it.
Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" is a beloved and iconic part of the franchise, but a song from a Ghostbusters sequel is secretly the better track. The original Ghostbusting anthem had the movie public singing " who you gonna call? " in the summer of 1984, with the song topping the charts for three weeks while Ivan Reitman's movie sat atop the box office. "Ghostbusters" has remained the franchise's defining track, with Parker Jr.'s decision to take inspiration from TV commercials and the song's appearance in Ghostbusters via montage lending it added in-universe appeal.
When it came time to develop a soundtrack for Ghostbusters 2 , the success of Parker Jr.'s original anthem all but ensured greater emphasis would be placed on the sequel's music. When it released in 1989, Ghostbusters 2 featured original music from Run-D.M.C., Oingo Boingo, Elton John, and more, but most notably Bobby Brown, who was then at the top of his popularity. Like its predecessor, Ghostbusters 2 integrates music from the album into the film, with Brown's track in particular standing out.
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Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" Is Better Than "Ghostbusters"
While there is a lot to love about Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters," Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" is secretly the better track. Co-written by L.A. Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, "On Our Own" peaked at number two in the U.S. charts and, like the underrated Ghostbusters 2 itself, it unfortunately never reached the same heights as Parker Jr.'s anthem. Still, Brown's vocals are infectiously positive, and tap into the uplifting, if not commercially manufactured, message of the Ivan Reitman sequel. "On Our Own" also has a great cameo-laden music video that, while severely lacking in Peter Falk, has a lot of energy.
"Ghostbusters" has that great " who you gonna call? " hook, but it is also overplayed and somewhat repetitive. "On Our Own," meanwhile, boasts a selection of fun classic movie song staples, with Brown's signature vocals charmingly recapping the story of Ghostbusters 2 . It might not be as seamlessly integrated into Ghostbusters 2 as Parker Jr.'s song was into Ghostbusters , but "On Our Own" does cap a rousing moment in the sequel, as Ray, Egon, Winston, and Venkman suit up to take on Vigo the Carpathian. The rest of the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack isn't as impressive, admittedly, but "On Our Own" alone is more than enough.
"On Our Own" Typifies Ghostbusters 2's Underrated Status
Ghostbusters 2 has a reputation for being one of the more disappointing sequels ever made, grossing less than the original film while also receiving a less enthusiastic response from critics at the time of its release. Reitman's follow-up has plenty of issues, but there is still much to love. As screenwriters, Ramis and Aykroyd upped the horror aspects while investing more in the Ghostbusters' relationships, settling on a story about community, and the unknowing positive and negative influences they can bring. Ghostbusters 2 does lack in originality when compared to the first film, but its uplifting narrative, embodied by Brown's track, delivers a great message.
"On Our Own" also exemplifies Ghostbusters 2 's continued status as an underrated sequel. While undoubtedly a hit at the time, arriving at the zenith of Brown's popularity, it continues to be eclipsed by Parker Jr.'s track and by the cultural imprint of the first Ghostbusters movie - much like the sequel the song belongs to. Both are worth revisiting, even if " who you gonna call? " is unlikely to be toppled as the franchise's defining anthem.
Dissecting Bobby Brown’s cameo filled Ghostbusters music video “On Our Own”
- May 6, 2020
I’ve always had a love for Bobby Brown’s “On Our Own” track from Ghostbusters 2. On second thought, love is an understatement. In my mind, “One Our Own” is the single most magnificent piece of music ever compiled. If you think I’m joking, I assure you I’m all in on this Bobby B classic.
With the ad campaign of Ghostbusters 2 in full swing during the late Spring of 1989, fans were gifted an accompanying music video for the song. Much like Ray Parker Jr.’s music video from the original 1984 film, Brown’s offering was energetic, eye-catching, and packed with celebrity cameos. More on those later.
The video showcases shots of New York City with video footage of Bobby Brown and a handful of his dancers (let’s call them Brownettes) slapped on top. It’s weird to think that with everything this video has going for it, all Brown had to do was dance in front of a blue screen and perform a couple of wardrobe changes.
Remember how I just mentioned celebrity cameos? Well, get ready for our first!
And there he is! The one and only Rick Moranis! What’s slightly weird here, is while this is a Ghostbusters music video, Rick is just playing himself. I mean, he looks more Wayne Szalinski than Louis Tully, most likely due to Szalinski looking normal and Tully looking like, well, Tully. I recall as a child (I would’ve been four at the time) being unsure if that was even the same guy due to such a contrast in appearance.
We get clips of the film showcase on building and landmarks throughout New York including Trump Tower, which brings us to our first non-Ghostbusters cameo.
As a child, I had no idea who Donald Trump was. I mean, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. I was four, after all. I only knew of him as “the guy from WrestleMania.” Seriously, not to derail this whole article, but those that didn’t know, WrestleMania IV and V took place from Atlantic City, New Jersey, and featured Trump’s Plaza Casino & Hotel as the primary sponsor for both events. As a kid, this cameo got me pretty excited! I mean, if that guy from WrestleMania was in the video, who could pop up next? Hulk Hogan? “Macho Man” Randy Savage? Well, neither, but it was somebody that was certainly, ahem, “super.”
Riding up to a stop sign on a bike, we have Christopher Reeves! At this point, it’s safe to say that these celebrity cameos will have no rhyme or reason, so let’s keep rolling.
We get more shots of Bobby overlayed on city backdrops, including the Plaza Hotel . Movie fans should recognize that location as the same hotel that Kevin McCallister stayed at in Home Alone 2.
The dancing that’s going on during this portion is on a whole other level. While both Bobby and his lead Brownette bust a move, I can’t help but notice the distance between the two . Maybe it’s because of the world we’re currently living in, but these two seem to be social distancing over thirty years before it was in style.
Another cameo as Jane Curtin is walking out of a theatre. I mostly know of Jane’s work from her days working on SNL, more specifically, playing the role of Prymaat in the Coneheads .
Actress Sally Kirkland is seen exiting a taxi cab , and at this time, I’m beginning to remember how random some of the celebrity’s reactions are. Kirkland, for example, randomly takes her coat off and delivers a saucy pose, which I can’t blame her. She has the courtroom scene from Ghostbusters 2 playing on the wall in front of her. If there’s one scene that makes me feel sexy and wanting to disrobe, it’s that.
Lori Singer is seen playing the cello down a busy New York street, along with supermodel Iman exiting a limousine outside the previously mentioned Plaza Hotel. Joey and Marky Ramone also randomly pop up . In researching this article, I was a bit surprised, as I always thought the two men shown were just street performers dressed as The Ramones.
I also just discovered that the gentleman who witnesses the Ghostbusters 2 logo emerge is Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine. Interesting to note that Forbes died less than a year after the video was shot.
We also apparently see SNL alumni Victoria Jackson appear as the courtroom scene plays behind her. I say “apparently” as I feel like while it looks like Victoria, something is just off. I mean, I watched a ton of UHF as a kid, and I think I know what Victoria Jackson looks, but IMDB is saying it’s her , so we’ll roll with that.
As we are breaking into the “Too hot to handle, too cold to hold” rap, Brown appears with his running mates Doug E. Fresh and Big Daddy Kan e on billboard signage. Fans should recall Fresh’s track from the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack entitled Spirit .
With the remaining portion of the video only featuring footage of Brown, his crew, and scenes from Ghostbusters 2, I’d like to bring the focus back to the actual song itself.
I’ve been told several times of the years that “On Our Own” just isn’t that good. That Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” is the better song, and while I absolutely love that tune, to me, Brown’s track is not only my favorite Ghostbusters song but my favorite song. I feel as if since it came from the sequel, the song doesn’t get the love it deserves. To be honest, I have similar feelings about Ghostbusters 2 itself.
What I do find criminal about the music video version of the song, is it runs about 25 seconds shorter than the album version. There’s a portion on the album cut that Brown delivers the “Too hot to handle” rap for the second time, while the chorus continues playing with “On Our Own” continues to play alongside him. There’s so much going on at this point, and it somehow all comes together to cement it as my favorite piece of music ever created. Seriously, listen to the below album version and check out the portion at around 4:12 into the song.
Now that you’ve hopefully watched the video, listened to the song, and read this nostalgic man’s rambling, I want to know what you think of the track. Do you think it doesn’t get the praise it deserves? Maybe you’re a downright horrible person and just think it’s “meh.” Be sure to let me know via the Ghostbusters News Patreon or Facebook pages!
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On Our Own by Bobby Brown
- This was the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters II . Brown was hot at the time, with a #1 single " My Prerogative ," so he was courted to do the song. He was invited to the movie set, where he met the cast and the crew. The film's joint music supervisor, Kathy Nelson, suggested he record this song for the movie. Brown agreed in a deal that involved a small part in the film - he played a doorman who greets the Ghostbusters when they arrive at Gracie Mansion. "You guys got another one of those proton packs? My kid brother really wants one," he asks. "The proton pack is not a toy," Egon (Harold Ramis) tells him. "On Our Own" plays under this scene.
- This was written by L.A. Reid, Babyface and Darryl Simmons. Reid and Babyface were the founders of LaFace Records.
- Brown was originally a member of the teen group New Edition who enjoyed several American hits and a UK #1 ("Candy Girl") in the mid-'80s. He left in 1996 to to go solo and enjoyed immediate success with a stream of hit singles including "My Prerogative." In 1992 he married Whitney Houston but had several run-ins with the law. In January 1998 he was imprisoned for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and in May 2000 (having tested positive for cocaine), he was refused bail and was again incarcerated.
- The first Ghostbusters movie came out in 1984 and used a song of the same name by Ray Parker Jr. that went to #1 in the US. Parker, who wrote that song, had to incorporate the word "Ghostbusters" into the chorus, a daunting challenge for a songwriter. For the sequel, the movie gets its plugs during Brown's raps, which bookend the song along with an interlude where he gives a quick plot summary. The song itself is about self-reliance, but the message is clear: go see the movie.
- Donald Trump makes an appearance in the video, which shows Brown and scenes from the movie projected on buildings and signs around New York City.
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- Markantney from Biloxe May 2015, The "SongFacts" indicate he left the group (New Edition) in 1996; he originally left (with minimal success at first) in 1986 and he was more "asked" to leave; than it was him choosing to leave. But this song and his 2nd solo album, "Don't Be Cruel" were major hits. He was The Man for 3 solid years off that album.
- Aaron from Calhoun, Ga Great song. I like it better than the theme to the first movie.
- Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, Mi Whenever I see the Ghostbusters episode of Diffrent stokes,I have the urge to sing this song.To Hot to Handle,to cold to hold they're the Ghostbusters in Control... I love this song.
- Mike from Cincinnati, Oh Bobby Brown actually had a small acting role in Ghostbusters 2.
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