Post-trailer questions about the U.N.C.L.E. movie

Logo for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie

Logo for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie

Fans have now gotten a peek of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie via the teaser trailer that went online Feb. 11. That means one thing: more questions.

So here we go:

What does the score sound like? The trailer put out by Warner Bros. doesn’t use any of Daniel Pemberton’s score, the composer said on Twitter. That’s pretty common, especially for a film’s first trailer. Music is always a big element of a movie. But fans will have to wait longer to sample the results of Pemberton’s labors. Ditto for whether the score uses Jerry Goldsmith’s theme for the original theme for the 1964-68 television series.

What about Young Napoleon Solo? The trailer, understandably, spends most of its time on the movie’s leads: Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin. There was just a quick peek of Hugh Grant as Waverly. During production in 2013, it came out there was a “young Napoleon Solo” character. He didn’t appear in the trailer, so no indications of whether young Solo will be part of an extended flashback sequence or something shorter and faster.

Will the “international criminal organization” be revealed as Thrush? In the movie, the discovery of said organization — with ties to former Nazis — spurs the United States to work together with the Soviet Union in 1963, the year after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Will director Guy Ritchie still use Thrush as a name?

On the original show, Thrush was a very massive organization. The shows makers also had trouble with the name. It initially was Thrush. But after the pilot was filmed, other names were considered, including WASP and MAGGOTT. The makers of the show went with Thrush.

The U.N.C.L.E. Special appeared. Will any other memes of the series? Given the movie has an “origin” story, that makes it harder. Some of the memes — the secret headquarters, badges related to the security system, the communicators — were there because U.N.C.L.E. had been well established. Still, some fans feared the U.N.C.L.E. Special might be missing from the film. So perhaps others might be present somehow.

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6 Responses

  1. what has been going-on in my mind, is the u.n.c.l.e communicator’s
    those stylish pen’s which the agent’s call-in channel ‘d’ or any
    other number. but being an origin story there wouldn’t be any
    u.n.c.le. gadget yet ?

  2. I was young, but watched the show in the ’60’s. I cannot remember an U.N.C.L.E. Special, so would you please explain what that is?

  3. Do you remember what the VERY first UNCLE Communicator looked like???????????????????

    How many Mafia members actually refer to their group as the Mafia??????????????????

    I feel sorry for the poor actor who played the younger Napoleon Solo.

    Don’t mind me I’m just passing through.

  4. @E: Read this post:
    https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/separated-at-birth-u-n-c-l-e-and-007-guns/

    Click on the photo and you’ll see a larger image of the U.N.C.L.E. Special.

  5. @Victor: Yes, I remember the initial communicators. The pen communicator didn’t come in until the start of the second season. Even then the originals still hung around for a few second-season episodes.

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