Guy Ritchie’s big screen remake of classic television series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” back in 2015 was a fun if frivolous adaptation. From the stylish clothes and homages to 1960s Bond films, to amusingly self-aware gay innuendo, it was certainly charismatic and slick if somewhat deliberately prickly and mean at times which gave it a bit more teeth than it might have otherwise had.
Sadly it wasn’t much of a performer at the box-office, which seemed to render chances of a sequel unlikely. However, the makers of the film are interested in another adventure for rival Cold War agents Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer).
Hammer, out doing “Free Fire” press rounds, tells Slashfilm that the original film’s producer and co-writer Lionel Wigram is writing the sequel at the moment:
“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 first film also left the door open for further adventures with Alicia Vikander’s Gaby and Hugh Grant’s Alexander Waverly so both characters could potentially re-appear.