“It is very meta”- Matthew Vaughn Finally Answers if Henry Cavill Flick ‘Argylle’ Is Based on a Real Book, and It Is Not That Simple

Published 10/22/2023, 8:10 AM EDT

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Argylle has been generating immense anticipation in the recent months for its stellar casting and epic storyline. The director and producer Matthew Vaughn has adapted Elly Conway’s yet-to-be-released novel for this movie. Fans are eager for the release because it will be the first project Henry Cavill has done after his exit from The Witcher and DCEU. Also, the trailer of the movie has promised an exhilarating cinematic experience for moviegoers.

Amid all the hype for the much-awaited project, the creator comes forward to answer if the film is actually based on a book. But it is certainly not simple and has bigger things to tell than just the story.

Henry Cavill starrer Argylle will open a new world of spy films 

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Matthew Vaughn appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast on October 19 to talk about his forthcoming movie, Argylle. During the interview, the host asked him if it was based on the book. In his response, the director said it was and the book will hit the shelves in January 2024. He revealed most of his projects are love letters to films he loved as a kid or something he could revive. Somehow, he got his hands on the book and then the team got the manuscript and they started working on it.

“It is a very meta movie, so it’s got lots of tropes that I’ve been guilty of making with spy movies,” added the filmmaker. They have tried to reinvent things through it because there will be more books. According to him, the movie will not only depict an author writing a book which comes to life but will introduce a meta-universe of spy stories. So beside destroying James Bond tropes, this franchise might become a strong opponent for 007 in the future.

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Apart from this, the creator also shed light on his chemistry with Henry Cavill and whether they share any qualities. Well, it turned out they do not but the former Superman certainly has a bright future.

Matthew Vaughn thinks Cavill is blossoming 

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In talks with Josh Horowitz, Matthew Vaughn talked about the journey of Henry Cavill in the entertainment industry. The host mentioned when he cast Cavill in Stardust he might have known that he had the talent to do anything. Whether it was playing Superman or any other roles. To this, the London native revealed he “cheered” the British Superstar when he got that iconic role because he has always been the second choice for casting in franchises.

The director continued that the 40-year-old had started doubting himself if he would ever be on the top. But according to him, “he is actually blossoming” as an actor and people will see it in the upcoming movie. Vaughn gushed that he had done a great job in the movie and that he himself was a big fan of Cavill’s work. So fans should mark their calendars for February 2, 2024, when this film hit theatres in the US.

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What do you think about Matthew Vaughn’s take on the book adaptation? Leave your comments below!

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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