Cavill, Hammer say they’d like to do an U.N.C.L.E. sequel

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

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

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, stars of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, say they’d be happy to reprise the roles of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in another film if their first effort is successful at the box office.

The two were interviewed at CinemaCon this week by JBlo Movie Trailers, which posted the video to YouTube.

“I certainly enjoyed playing Napoleon Solo so fingers crossed I get to do it again,” Cavill said. Added Hammer, “I’d love to make one of these again.”

The big question is whether the movie, due out Aug. 14 in the United States, will do well enough for Warner Bros. to commission a sequel. The movie will come out just two weeks after Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the fifth installment of the film series featuring Tom Cruise. On the other hand, the U.N.C.L.E. movie had (these days at least) a modest production budget of $75 million, which is small change compared to the $300 million outlay for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film.

This blog has previously posed the question if Cavill would have the time to make an U.N.C.L.E. sequel. He’s committed to playing Superman in a two-part Justice League project, with release dates in 2017 and 2019 as well as a stand-alone Superman movie at some future date. Based on Cavill’s comments, he sounds like he could fit in another U.N.C.L.E. turn if it comes up.

In the interview, Hammer also discussed something he’s mentioned before. The actor says he bought a DVD set of the original 1964-68 series after he was cast as Kuryakin. He said he liked the second season but thought the show went “off the rails” in the third when the humor-drama balance tipped more toward the humor side.

Anyway, here’s the interview:

3 Responses

  1. Since Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer were completely wrong for the roles of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin they shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie sequel. As a fan of the original who watched it first-run I won’t be watching until the movie comes to FX which I predict will be sooner than later.

  2. I Like peter’s honest opinion it open ways for healthy discussion’s
    and he being an u.n.c.l.e. fan from way back makes it more interesting
    However I had the same opinion like him, before I viewed the trailer
    shown earlier on this year 2015.
    A matter of fact some years ago I even fantasize about the two actors
    who I would consider to play the two u.n.c.l.e agents

    the two Hollywood actors we’re viggo mortensen as illya kuryakin
    and matt leblanc as napoleon solo.
    The other cast members would be carefully selected later.
    So what I am saying is if you don’t believe they are right for the
    parts, give us an idea of you’re selected actors if you did
    have any like me.
    In the mean time as u.n.c.l.e fans I wish cavil & hammer all the luck
    in bringing back these two legendary icon t v /film spies back
    to life.

  3. Reblogged this on dblm85 and commented:
    Interesting. Would love for this one to work out so there will be a sequel!

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