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Armie Hammer says a Man from U.N.C.L.E. sequel is being written

04.16.2017

2015 was a big year for movies, with the likes of JURASSIC WORLD breaking records and THE FORCE AWAKENS breaking those broken records. Wedged in the middle there was the period spy caper THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. You may have forgotten about the film, but it still has its fans, so many in fact that Hammer keeps getting asked about a sequel, to the point where he himself needed answers.

While speaking with /Film Hammer brought up how he’s constantly getting asked by people about a sequel to U.N.C.L.E., so he called producer Lionel Wigram and asked – if I may paraphrase – “What the f@ck is going on?”

I called Lionel Wigram, the producer of the movie, and he and Guy produced it and wrote it all together. I was like, “Dude, what’s the deal? I get asked about this shit all the time. Can you just write a sequel?” He was like, “You know what? Yeah, fuck it, I’ll do it. Sure, I’ll write a sequel.” I was like, “If you write one, I’m sure we can get one made,” so who knows? Today is the first day I’ve actually told anyone that story. I only told one other person who asked. Apparently, the sequel is being written right now. No pressure, Lionel!

Based on a TV show of the same name, the movie had hopes for success back in 2015, with two big name actors attached and Guy Ritchie at the helm. But it only managed $45 million at the box office and $109 million globally off a $75 million budget. It costs a lot to make everyone save the world and look stylish doing it. Just because Wigram may be writing a new movie doesn’t mean we will necessarily get one (see aforementioned numbers) , but from the sounds of it that doesn’t mean the gang won’t at least try.

I think U.N.C.L.E. deserves a spot in the “underrated” category. It was a cool, often funny, well-acted, well-dressed action treat with enough style and characters I could get behind. I guess Warner Bros. wasn’t too keen on a sequel, given Hammer and Wigram’s conversation, and I think it will take much convincing to sway the studio. A lot of it may hinge on if Ritchie would return, and if his upcoming KING ARTHUR does well. If so they may give him another shot. If not they may not trust him as much, which could mean finding a new director for a sequel, which may be too much work in the end. Still, nothing wrong with more Alicia Vikander in colorful clothing.

Hammer's FREE FIRE is in theaters April 21.

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Source: /Film

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12:53AM on 04/18/2017
Vastly underrated film, should have done better than it did.
Vastly underrated film, should have done better than it did.
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12:50PM on 04/17/2017
The first one was a very good surprise. It was fun, classy, a great chemistry among the cast...
I really don't know why it bombed, aside from the fact that it came between huge tenpoles.
I'm all for a second one !
The first one was a very good surprise. It was fun, classy, a great chemistry among the cast...
I really don't know why it bombed, aside from the fact that it came between huge tenpoles.
I'm all for a second one !
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10:57AM on 04/17/2017
Such a great news as I enjoy the first movie a lot.
Such a great news as I enjoy the first movie a lot.
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7:53AM on 04/17/2017
I quite like the movie, but please let someone other than Guy Ritchie in the director's seat next time. How about F. Gary Gray?
I quite like the movie, but please let someone other than Guy Ritchie in the director's seat next time. How about F. Gary Gray?
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12:18AM on 04/17/2017
I'm down! I enjoyed the first one a lot! Why hasn't there been a sequel already? Did it not do so well at the box office?
I'm down! I enjoyed the first one a lot! Why hasn't there been a sequel already? Did it not do so well at the box office?
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11:45PM on 04/16/2017

Yes!

Terrific news. I love the first film, one of my favorites of 2015. Cavill and Hammer killed it, it's just such a fun, well done and memorable flick with lots of replay value.
Terrific news. I love the first film, one of my favorites of 2015. Cavill and Hammer killed it, it's just such a fun, well done and memorable flick with lots of replay value.
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9:44PM on 04/16/2017
Such a good movie! The world and style that was created was exceptional, and the chemistry between Vikander and Hammer was great.
Such a good movie! The world and style that was created was exceptional, and the chemistry between Vikander and Hammer was great.
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9:44PM on 04/16/2017
The first one is criminally underrated and deserves a sequel based off how much fun and well handled and developed the characters were in the first one. Cavill and Hammer were excellent and had terrific chemistry with one another that ALONE should warrant this sequel.
The first one is criminally underrated and deserves a sequel based off how much fun and well handled and developed the characters were in the first one. Cavill and Hammer were excellent and had terrific chemistry with one another that ALONE should warrant this sequel.
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7:52PM on 04/16/2017
One of the best movies of 2015. I'd want an uncle sequel before a Jurassic World sequel. I'm pretty sure it will all depend on how King Arthur does which I think looks effing amazing but who knows.... I also loved Prince of Persia, John Carter, and The Lone Ranger.
One of the best movies of 2015. I'd want an uncle sequel before a Jurassic World sequel. I'm pretty sure it will all depend on how King Arthur does which I think looks effing amazing but who knows.... I also loved Prince of Persia, John Carter, and The Lone Ranger.
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6:32PM on 04/16/2017
The first film was really well done and pretty funny in its take on 60's spy films. I've always thought the main reason it did not do well was being released close to the latest Mission Impossible film. Too many spies at once.
The first film was really well done and pretty funny in its take on 60's spy films. I've always thought the main reason it did not do well was being released close to the latest Mission Impossible film. Too many spies at once.
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6:10PM on 04/16/2017

Fantastic news

Calling this underrated isn't doing this movie justice. It's one of my favorite films. The character work is tremendous, and the world building was top notch. Very enjoyable movie all together. I don't know exactly why this didn't get the ticket sales it did, but this franchise deserves a sequel.
Calling this underrated isn't doing this movie justice. It's one of my favorite films. The character work is tremendous, and the world building was top notch. Very enjoyable movie all together. I don't know exactly why this didn't get the ticket sales it did, but this franchise deserves a sequel.
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6:09PM on 04/16/2017

I'm evidently one of the few who loved it....

I can see why it was too slow for some people and why the studio wouldn't want to take a chance with a sequel, but I found it extremely enjoyable. It was a great mix of cornball laughs and cool action. Some of the jump cuts were distracting and the pacing was too slow in spots, but I thought they did a great job with it. Vikander was remarkable in the film, never taking it too seriously but always making you believe she was having a good time (and obviously gorgeous). Maybe the biggest
I can see why it was too slow for some people and why the studio wouldn't want to take a chance with a sequel, but I found it extremely enjoyable. It was a great mix of cornball laughs and cool action. Some of the jump cuts were distracting and the pacing was too slow in spots, but I thought they did a great job with it. Vikander was remarkable in the film, never taking it too seriously but always making you believe she was having a good time (and obviously gorgeous). Maybe the biggest failing was the villain being underwhelming, but I thought that they added enough tension with the nukes that it compensated for that.

Both main actors did a great job of showing how much their characters hated each other. Probably the best part of the movie.
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5:59PM on 04/16/2017
Saw the thumbnail of Cavill in a tux and immediately assumed he'd been cast as Bond.

Was then underwhelmed to find the article was about a Man From UNCLE sequel..

True story.
Saw the thumbnail of Cavill in a tux and immediately assumed he'd been cast as Bond.

Was then underwhelmed to find the article was about a Man From UNCLE sequel..

True story.
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5:00PM on 04/16/2017
I don't know about this one. I had a rough time with the first one. I couldn't get passed the second act. Especially at the banquet scene. It was horrendous and dragging on.
I don't know about this one. I had a rough time with the first one. I couldn't get passed the second act. Especially at the banquet scene. It was horrendous and dragging on.
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3:26PM on 04/16/2017
I enjoyed the first one.
Don't remember a thing about it, but did enjoy at the time.
I enjoyed the first one.
Don't remember a thing about it, but did enjoy at the time.
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