Henry Cavill needs a win right now and the audiences know it too. The actor’s down-on-luck image is not very attractive and the faster he can repair it, the better it is for all parties involved. After the DC drama and the Netflix fiasco, the only thing going for the coveted A-lister is his incredible fanbase and the potential that he holds as far as helming big-budget franchises are concerned. And the projects that he is invested in at the moment show incredible promise.
Starting from Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare to Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle, big names are dropping everywhere and soon, Cavill will be taking over Amazon with his anticipated Warhammer Cinematic Universe. The smear left behind in the aftermath of the 2022 debacle will be an indelible stain on the actor’s legacy, but as he moves forward with his current projects, one can only wait for his career to get back on track. But fate has a funny way of biting back and it looks like more trouble waits in the wings before Henry Cavill can step out into the clear.
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Henry Cavill’s Upcoming Project Argylle Faces Trouble
Matthew Vaughn has delivered masterpieces ever since the turn of the century. Films like X-Men: First Class, Snatch, and The King’s Man have been a class apart from the usual delicacies we find strolling into the theatres on a lazy summer weekend. However, the director’s upcoming production, the spy thriller Argylle, doesn’t seem like it is getting off to a nice start. According to Jeff Sneider, reports suggest that the drama behind the scenes has gotten quite complicated and that Argylle’s marketing team is “uneasy” with some of the “funky choices” on the director’s part.
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As far as Vaughn is concerned, he has always been able to deliver when it comes to his films but considering how he pandered to a controversial joke at the end of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the marketing of his current spy thriller getting off-track with Vaughn’s “funky choices” makes sense if he plans to approach Argylle in a similar tone. However, Sneider didn’t elaborate any further on the rumors and it looks like Argylle is still moving forward despite the brewing troubles with its production and marketing crews.
Henry Cavill Settles With Spy Thrillers For Now
With Superman and Witcher out of the way, Henry Cavill has found stability in the world of Warhammer. But beyond that, the world of spycraft and espionage nips at his ankles as the 007 race gets more intense by the second. The Bond Odds have currently pitched Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill as top audience favorites, however, given that it’s very unlikely for Barbara Broccoli to cast a 40-year-old as her next Bond, Cavill is essentially free from a decade-long contract’s obligations to pursue his passion projects.
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Currently, Cavill’s filmography is concerned with Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle – both spy thrillers. But while the first film goes back in history and calls back to the era of Chruchill’s England and the Great War, Vaughn’s movie is more intrinsically a callback to the ’80s. Speaking about the film, the director claimed:
“It’s sort of a mixture of Die Hard, Romancing the Stone, Lethal Weapon. It’s just fun. If people think Kingsman was fun… this is on a different level where it’s just going.”
Argylle holds a star-studded ensemble cast comprising Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Sam Rockwell, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, and many more. The film is expected to premiere in 2023.
Source: The Hot Mic