18 Apr – Guy Ritchie's film adaptation of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." was released in 2015 and was met with average reviews and fell flat at the box office. But, as is sometimes the case with the entertainment industry, the movie grew in popularity after it left the theatres.
One of the stars of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", Armie Hammer, gets asked about a sequel often and finally, he's got some good news to share.
In an interview with /Film, Hammer talked about a conversation he had with Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie's co-producer and co-writer for the 2015 film.
Hammer asked Wigram to "just write a sequel", to which Wigram replied along the lines of: "Sure, I'll write a sequel."
And of course, there's a big difference between a screenwriter saying that he'll write a sequel and a film actually getting the green light, scheduled and cast, filmed and finally getting a release.
And the studio which produced the film, Warner Bros, hasn't announced the statement as true. For all we know, it could just be that Wingam is putting out feelers to gauge a reaction from the studio, but hey, at least Hammer's interested.
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." certainly wasn't lacking talent among its cast, with Hammer ("The Social Network") and Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") starring as the spies, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively.
One of the greatest draws of the movie was how Hammer and Cavill's characters were anything but buddies for most of the film, but find themselves respecting and somewhat liking each other at the end, making it seem like the potential start of a great friendship that will grow over a few sequels.
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") played Gaby Teller, the entertaining and capable third wheel to Hammer and Cavill's double spy act. If a sequel does happen, the filmmakers would surely elevate Vikander's role to maximize her potential, unless there are scheduling conflicts with her current commitments (i.e. the "Tomb Raider" reboot.)
So, there is some shred of hope for a sequel for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." fans to cling to. Hopefully, Guy Ritchie will get right on it after he's done with "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword".