When Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of 1960’s TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. underperformed at the box office back in 2015, no one expected a sequel would be in the works let alone thought about, however, Armie Hammer, one-half of the movie’s leading men has confirmed that producer and co-writer Lionel Wigram is indeed writing a sequel.
Armie Hammer confirmed on a recent press junket that “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 s–t all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’ He was like, ‘You know what? Yeah, f–k 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!.”
The film, which starred Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and Henry Cavill as Napoleon as Cold War agents saw both men having to put aside their vain hostilities to work together in order to stop villains in their quest to use nuclear weapons and technology to cause an all out war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Both Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant starred alongside Hammer and Cavill and the plot was left wide open so the pair could potentially make a comeback in any further sequel, but as for Guy Ritchie, who is in the director’s chair for the Charlie Hunnam lead King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword next month, returning to the helm, well we think maybe he isn’t the right fit to make a sequel as classic as it’s TV series.