Superman actor, Henry Cavill is set to star in another spy franchise after Mission Impossible. The one helming it will be the genius director of Kingsman, Matthew Vaughn. After the success of Kingsman: The Secret Service, an adaptation of Mark Miller’s comic book, Vaughn turned it into a franchise with two more movies. Now he is headed towards another spy universe with Argylle.
Argylle is based on a novel with the same title by Ellie Conway, that is yet to be published. With an insatiable thirst for spy thrillers, Vaughn will be translating it into a cinematic adventure. He will collaborate with the scriptwriter, Jason Fuchs from Wonder Woman.
Henry Cavill Joins The Cast
Cavill is not the only star who got cast in the anticipated film. The protagonist will join other A-listers like Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, and Bryan Cranston. This impressive list will also have musician Dual Lipa who will make her cinematic debut with Argylle.
Matthew Vaughn plans to build this franchise in three instalments. As per reports, the productions will take place in August this year, starting with Europe. The movie sets in London, the USA, and various locations across the globe.
When asked about his thoughts on the source material, Vaughn said “When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the 50s. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Marv and one of the executive producers also added: “We are delighted that we will be starting our fourth and by far the biggest, feature film production since the start of the global pandemic. It demonstrates both our desire to scale up our production activity and our ambition to continue to launch new franchises beyond the Kingsman series of films.”
Hollywood has had a long history with spy films, starting with James Bond. Other great movies from the genre to join this classic masterpiece are Mission Impossible and the Kingsman universe. Over the years, every release under these banners has changed the game with new elements to retain freshness and excitement.
Argylle is not Henry Cavill’s first spy movie. In order to break free from typecasting, the Superman star took on the antagonist’s role in Mission: Impossible- Fallout. In spite of sharing the screen with the iconic Tom Cruise, Henry and his moustache received an amazing response from the audience.