Even After a Critical Flop, Henry Cavill Shares Cryptic Clue: ‘Argylle’ Sequel Hangs in the Balance

Published 02/02/2024, 11:21 PM EST

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Matthew Vaughn’s latest cinematic offering, Argylle, starring Henry Cavill has hit the screens with a thud, drawing lukewarm reviews from critics. The star-studded ensemble could not salvage the film’s critical standing, leaving Argylle with a mere 36% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, falling short of the 60% threshold for a “fresh” rating on the review-aggregation platform.

It delivered a knockout punch that resonated long after the credits roll. As the cinematic dust settled after the rollercoaster ride of Argylle, the burning query surfaces – what awaits in the sequel’s realm? Cavill dropped a tantalizing hint that the sequel’s destiny is tethered to a pivotal element. 

Henry Cavill hints at the sequel’s fate

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After two and a half years, the much-anticipated premiere of Argylle took the global stage on Friday. Despite the substantial investment from Apple, the film’s leading men, Rockwell and Cavill, disclosed that they have not yet committed to additional projects. Rockwell explained that they are adopting a cautious approach, waiting to assess the film’s reception. As per Variety, Cavill, embodying the fictional spy Argylle, emphasized, “all depends on whether the audience likes what we’ve done”. The decision rests on the audience’s approval.

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Both actors, however, expressed a keen interest in future Argylle features, affirming their willingness to participate if director Matthew Vaughn extends the invitation. Argylle unfolded as Vaughn’s tribute to 1980s action thrillers in a modern-day setting. Cavill, embodying the fictional spy Argylle, clarified that this character danced to a different tune compared to the iconic James Bond. With the lukewarm reception, the sequel’s fate rests solely on the viewers now.

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While Cavill held his unique viewpoint on the matter, Vaughn shared his insights regarding the potential sequel plans.

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Argylle catapulted Cavill into the spotlight as a charismatic superspy, drawing inspiration from a novel series authored by the enigmatic Elly Conway. Vaughn tantalizingly unraveled plans for not just one but two sequels. He promised to unearth Argylle’s spy origins and showcase Cavill in what he dubs “a proper Argylle movie”. Cavill, equally charged up, expressed his eagerness for these cinematic ventures.

In a rendezvous with the Inside Total Film podcast and GamesRadar+, Vaughn responded to the query, sprinkling his words with a dash of cautious optimism. He invoked the timeless proverb “don’t count your chickens before the eggs,” emphasizing the unpredictability of filmmaking fate. Vaughn’s sentiment echoed the idea that the future of these sequels danced on the precipice of audience approval. 

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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