When Matthew Vaughn announced his star-studded comedy spy thriller “Argyle” in July 2021, little did we know it would become the first of a potential trilogy after Apple TV+ acquired the rights for a whopping $200 million. Now, after two and a half years, the film is set to premiere worldwide on Friday, featuring a cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Dua Lipa, and Samuel L. Jackson. Surprisingly, despite Apple’s deep pockets, two of the main actors, Rockwell and Cavill, have not yet committed to additional films.
Both Rockwell and Cavill mentioned in an interview with Variety that their involvement in future “Argylle” movies depends on how well the audience receives the first installment. Rockwell stated, “I guess we just want to see how it does,” Cavill, who plays the fictional spy Argylle, added that it “all depends on whether the audience likes what we’ve done.” However, both actors expressed their interest in returning for sequels if given the opportunity.
Cavill emphasized that “Argyle” is director Matthew Vaughn’s homage to 1980s action thrillers with a modern twist. Despite Vaughn initially considering Cavill for the role of James Bond, the actor highlighted the differences, describing Argylle as a character who takes himself seriously due to his existence, but the movie’s tone doesn’t, creating a unique approach.
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Looking ahead, Cavill’s busy schedule includes upcoming projects like Guy Ritchie’s “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” an untitled Ritchie project, the “Highlander” reboot with director Chad Stahelski, and an Amazon Studios adaptation of “Warhammer 40,000.” Meanwhile, Rockwell, though not as packed, is gearing up for Gore Verbinski’s next film after sporting a thick beard during the “Argylle” press tour. The details of Rockwell’s project with Verbinski remain under wraps. Source