Vanity Fair: "A Man from UNCLE Sequel Is in the Works"

A Man from UNCLE Sequel Is in the Works
Star Armie Hammer breaks the news.

When Guy Ritchie’s stylish Man from U.N.C.L.E. opened in 2015, it did so to middling reviews and a disappointing box office. What was clearly meant to be the start of a franchise starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, and, dare we even hope, Elizabeth Debicki seemed dead on arrival. But as is sometimes the case, U.N.C.L.E. seemed to find its audience once it left theaters and made its way into people’s homes. And according to Hammer, he gets asked about a sequel all the time. Well, has he got good news for you.Speaking with Jack Giroux of Slashfilm, Hammer broke some exciting news for the devoted U.N.C.L.E. fanatics out there. “I called Lionel Wigram, the producer of the movie, and he and Guy produced it and wrote it all together,” Hammer said. “I was like, ‘Dude, what’s the deal? I get asked about this shit all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’”

That’s one way to get resurrect a franchise. According to Hammer, Wigram responded: “You know what? Yeah, fuck it, I’ll do it. Sure, I’ll write a sequel.”

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. He told Wigram: “If you write one, I’m sure we can get one made.” And in a certain respect, he may be right. Vikander, for one, has picked up an Oscar since she appeared as the entertaining and capable third wheel to Hammer and Cavill’s double spy act.

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