Robert Vaughn gives interview to

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo

Robert Vaughn, the original Man From U.N.C.L.E. gave AN INTERVIEW to the fan site to discuss the 1964-68 series and the movie where Cavill will play Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo character.

“I’m sure he’ll be fine,” Vaughn told the Web site, referring to the 30-year-old Cavill. “He’s an attractive actor. I’ve seen him wearing the Superman suit. The main thing he has to have to make the character work is a sense of humor. That’s what we always said… no matter how dire the situations were, the humor was the thing that helped us prevail.”

The 80-year-old Vaughn also declined to give his successor any advice. “No, just try to do what we did and do it a little better.”

To read the entire story, CLICK HERE. also uploaded a part of the interview to YouTube:

Henry Cavill fan sites publish first photos of new Solo

Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo photo that appeared on the site

Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo in a photo that appeared on the site

The first photos of Henry Cavill as the new Napoleon Solo appeared on Sept. 19 on fan sites including HENRYCAVILL.ORG, HENRY CAVILL NEWS and the HENRY CAVILL FANPAGE on Facebook.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, that began filming earlier this month, was filming in London today under the direction of Guy Ritchie. That spurred London-based Twitter uses to post updates throughout the day. Twitter user @Laneyboggs2001 was closely monitoring and re-Tweeted throughout the day.

A few examples:

Marlii ♡‏@marliimarl_
Henry now standing about 35 m away from me. Looks to be cold, he’s jumping up and down, waiting for cameras to be set.

chloe froggatt‏@ChloeFroggatt
Just walked past Guy Ritchie filming a scene at the end of my road… ✌️

Mick the Brit‏@mickthebrit
New Man from uncle film being filmed in South London at the moment.
The villain must be really scary
I wonder if Guy Ritchie is directing?

Based on the photos that came out today, this appears to the “big, ballsy” version of the spy co-created by Norman Felton and Ian Fleming.

Felton, the executive producer of the original 1964-68 television series said in a 1997 interview that he wanted more average looking leads for his new series, not “big, ballsy men.” That’s why he cast 5-foot-10 Robert Vaughn as Solo and 5-foot-8 David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin.

Then again, in the 21st century, leading men are more physically imposing than they were 50 years ago.

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