The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is the kind of fun, self-aware, stylish summer popcorn movie we don’t see often enough. Director Guy Ritchie‘s adaptation of Sam Rolfe‘s television series is one charismatic film with three leads we wouldn’t mind watching save the world, in impeccable style, every couple of years. Unfortunately, the slick action-comedy didn’t perform as well as it should’ve at the box-office back in 2015, making the odds of a sequel appear unlikely.
The makers of the film are still keen on bringing back Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) though. According to Hammer, the original film’s co-writer is currently writing a sequel. Below, read what the Free Fire star had to say about The Man From UNCLE sequel.
While Slashfim recently spoke with Hammer, who’s well aware of how fun The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is, he mentioned he’d been asked more than a few times about playing the Russian super spy again. And then he shared with us that the film’s producer and co-writer, Lionel Wigram, is writing the sequel at the moment:
I called Lionel Wigram, the producer of the movie, and he and Guy produced it and wrote it all together. I was like, ‘Dude, what’s the deal? I get asked about this sh*t all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’ He was like, ‘You know what? Yeah, f**k it, I’ll do it. Sure, I’ll write a sequel.’ I was like, ‘If you write one, I’m sure we can get one made,’ so who knows? Today is the first day I’ve actually told anyone that story. I only told one other person who asked. Apparently, the sequel is being written right now. No pressure, Lionel!
A part of the fun from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is how Solo and Kuryakin aren’t buddy-buddy for most of the movie. By the end, they respect and maybe even like each other, but throughout most of the film, they’re at odds. It ends with what feels like the possible start of a great friendship, one we want to see grow over some sequels.
The film left the door open for future adventures along with Gaby (Alicia Vikander) and Alexander Waverly (Hugh Grant), who makes exposition sound never better. Those characters are every bit as cool as the world Ritchie and all involved crafted. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this script Wigram is working on again sooner rather than later.
Would you like to see a sequel to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? Did you see the first film, and did you enjoy it? Or do you side with its detractors and feel the movie totally failed in honoring the TV series? Would you rather see it all rebooted with a new cast, director, etc.?
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