The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2 Is Happening!
Posted 04/18/2017 2515 0
Despite the cold reception to the film, a sequel is apparently in development.
Back in 2015, Warner Bros. released their theatrical remake of the hit 1960s TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which starred Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively. Appropriately set in the 1960s with the two agents reluctantly pairing in the midst of the Cold War between the U.S. and Russia, director Guy Ritchie’s $75 million budgeted spy thriller fell flat at the box office, earning a paltry $45.4 million domestically and $64.4 million overseas for global total of $109 million. Despite the cold reception to the film, a sequel is apparently in development.
While promoting his new action-thriller Free Fire, which hits theaters next weekend, Armie Hammer spoke to /Film, when he was asked about the possibility of a sequel for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. As it turns out, the actor recently spoke with Lionel Wigram, who produced The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and co-wrote the screenplay with director Guy Ritchie, and who is now working on a sequel script. Here's what the actor had to say about this follow-up below.
“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 shit all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’ He was like, ‘You know what? Yeah, f*** 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!”
Of course, it’s a long road between a screenwriter saying he’ll write a sequel and that film actually getting the green light, being shot, and getting a release. But Hammer seems optimistic. It remains to be seen if Armie Hammer will be joined by Henry Cavill or any of the other original co-stars such as Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Hugh Grant and Jared Harris. It also remains unclear if Guy Ritchie will return to direct this sequel to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. or if the studio will search for another director. But worry not, we will keep you updated!