The Man from U.N.C.L.E might not have been a really big hit but it has its fair share of fans. The spy-action comedy featured Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as American and Russian spies respectively.
Forced to work together on a mission, it led to hilarity mixed with some good action sequences and on-screen chemistry. After fans clamored for a sequel, it seems that the sequel gods have heard their pleas.
Armie Hammer’s revelation
TV3 reported that fans cheered as soon as news of a sequel being written surfaced online. But there is actually a story as to how this sequel came to be. The Man from U.N.C.L.E star Hammer revealed that it was because of his accidental revelation that the writers started work on the sequel’s script.
It all began when Hammer was at a press conference for another movie. After being appreciated for his performance in the movie, he accidentally mentioned that there would be a sequel as well.
Now, this revelation was problematic because there was no official word either from the studio or from the director about a sequel. In addition to this, the writers had not even started work on a potential sequel.
Post Hammer’s revelation
After he accidentally revealed that there would be a sequel to the movie at a press conference, he hit an email to director Guy Ritchie and co-writer Lionel Wigram.
In the email, he mentioned about his goof up and asked till when can they get a script ready. As expected, the two were surprised at what Hammer had revealed.
But when the news of the sequel started spreading quickly and fans got excited with each passing day, Wigram finally responded to Hammer. According to the actor, the co-writer mentioned that he would have a script ready by the end of the year.
Ever since the movie released, sequel talks have been going around but no confirmation has been made then.
Previous movie’s performance
The studio had actually scrapped all hopes of making a sequel to it because of a disappointing performance at the box office.
It was further noted that the movie received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $109.8 million against a budget of $85 million. Despite the not so good performance, if a script is being written, the studio might be willing to take a chance by making a sequel.
Going by the way the movie ended, it is expected that the sequel will take off straightaway from there. The movie’s end saw Cavill and Hammer’s character getting recruited in a newly formed organization called U.N.C.L.E.
Hugh Grant was revealed to be their commanding officer as Alicia Vikander’s character was roped in as well. The sequel could show how the newly formed organization is working and if both the leads were able to gel with each other or not.
It looks like Hammer is on-board for the sequel but it would be seen if Cavill and Vikander reprise their roles or not.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E saw CIA and KGB reluctantly collaborating to stop a Nazi organization from launching a nuclear weapon. The two agencies put their best agents and despite their reluctance, they agree to work together.
Slowly as the mission progresses, they start to uncover what their common enemies have planned and eventually manage to stop them.
Fans loved the friendly rivalry Hammer and Cavill had with each other, which is what led them to demanding a sequel.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E 2 does not have an official release date yet.
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