“We thought we’ll do that with spies”: Henry Cavill’s Argylle Director Claims His New Franchise Was Inspired By J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

Henry Cavill's upcoming spy thriller will be a bigger mystery than expected.

“We thought we’ll do that with spies”: Henry Cavill’s Argylle Director Claims His New Franchise Was Inspired By J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

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  • Scheduled to be released in 2024, Argylle won't be like any ordinary spy film.
  • Matthew Vaughn revealed that the new franchise Argylle has been inspired by Harry Potter and that it wouldn't be with wizards, but rather, with spies.
  • The filmmaker shared information about the upcoming book Argylle, based on which is the upcoming film.
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Henry Cavill has been in talks to do a spy film for a long time now. What started as rumors of him being the next James Bond has now taken a completely different turn as The Witcher actor has finally bagged a spy thriller for himself: the upcoming Argylle. And as it turns out, the scheduled to be released in 2024 film won’t be like any ordinary spy film.

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Henry Cavill in a still from Argylle (2024)
Henry Cavill in a still from Argylle (2024)

Reason? Because it has been inspired by J.K. Rowling’s fantastic Harry Potter series! As revealed by the film’s director Matthew Vaughn, not only is Henry Cavill’s film based on the as-yet-unpublished Argylle novel written by Elly Conway, but the new franchise has also been inspired by the Harry Potter book series.

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Henry Cavill’s Argylle Is Inspired By J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

Argylle was inspired by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
Argylle was inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

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Ever since Argylle‘s official teaser was released during the last week of September followed by its official trailer two days later with the familiar phrase, ‘Don’t let the cat out of the bag’, fans have been curious to know more about Henry Cavill’s upcoming spy thriller.

And Matthew Vaughn got his chance to tell his fans more about the franchise and what it is based on during the recent New York Comic Con event (via The Hollywood Reporter). Sharing how the film is inspired by J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter, the filmmaker said:

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“We wanted to do something very meta,” Vaughn said. “I just loved the idea of what would happen if a wizard went to J.K. Rowling in book three and said, ‘You know what? Wizards are real. Hogwarts is real. I’m real. I’m going to show you what it’s really like,’ and going on an adventure.”

Except that this time, it was gonna be different, because this time: it wouldn’t be with wizards, but rather, with spies.

“We thought we’ll do that with spies,” he continued while describing the film. “So Elly Conway, I think, in real life will become a J.K. Rowling of spy movies, of spy novels.”

That just means fans are in for a new and exceptional surprise. Excellent!

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Matthew Vaughn Shared Details On Upcoming Argylle

Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn

In the interview, Matthew Vaughn then went on to talk details about Argylle. Calling the process of breaking it down a little ‘odd’, the filmmaker shared more information about the upcoming book Argylle, based on which is the upcoming film.

“It was an odd time because when the book of Argylle arrived [as] manuscripts — there’s all this weird shit online saying it’s not real. It’s a real book — but I couldn’t get book one,” he recalled.

Continuing, he shared the perspective from which the film would be created, which is more or less more inclined toward the desire of the audience.

“Breaking new IP, not many people will be bothered but the studios are sort of learning now, that maybe you guys, the audience, do want original films.”

Furthermore, he also shared that the official trailer for the film, which was released on 28 September 2023, only features content from the first 28 minutes of the movie from the 1 hour 50 minutes film that it is.

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“Even what you see in the film isn’t quite the same as in the trailer.”

Turns out Henry Cavill‘s upcoming spy thriller will be a bigger mystery than expected. Oh, well — all the more reason for greater hype around it!

Argylle is set to hit the theatres on the 2nd of February, 2024.

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