Guy Ritchie's New Henry Cavill Starrer Has U.N.C.L.E. Sequel Vibes

Guy Ritchie's New Henry Cavill Starrer Has U.N.C.L.E. Sequel Vibes
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The upcoming Henry Cavill movie resembles the criminally underrated 2015 gem in many ways.


  • The first trailer for The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare has finally been released
  • Judging by the first look, the movie promises to be a worthy addition to Guy Ritchie 's filmography
  • Many fans also point out that it feels a lot like a spiritual successor to another period spy movie that came out in 2015

The first trailer for Guy Ritchie's highly anticipated upcoming action film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare has finally arrived, and it looks like fans of the iconic director's work are in for a treat.

Featuring an all-star cast including Henry Cavill, Eiza González, Alan Ritchson and Henry Golding, the movie is based on the true story of the Special Operations Executive and their secret missions against the Nazis during World War II.

Henry Cavill Clearly Had Fun Making The Movie

The film clearly holds a special place in Henry Cavill's heart, because in the spring of 2023, when he finished shooting his scenes, the actor posted a long and heartfelt tribute to his co-stars and the director on Instagram.

This was in stark contrast to a post dedicated to the then-upcoming third season of The Witcher TV series, which was posted the next day and was a typical promotion with no real personality behind it, making it clear that Cavill was much more passionate about the World War II movie after his departure from the series.

Now fans have finally gotten their first glimpse of what is to come, and so far The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare looks quite intriguing, immediately bringing back memories of Quentin Tarantino 's Inglourious Basterds, but spiced up with Ritchie's signature filmmaking style.

However, many fans feel that it is much more similar to another of the director's films, also starring Henry Cavill, which unfortunately will most likely never get a sequel.

The Movie Feels Like A Spiritual Successor To The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, was released in 2015 and followed CIA operative Napoleon Solo, portrayed by Cavill, and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin, played by Armie Hammer, on their mission to prevent Nazi sympathizers from creating a nuclear weapon.

Unfortunately, upon its release, the film was met with mixed reviews from critics, and its box office performance was far from stellar, grossing only $110 million against a budget of $75 million.

Today, however, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is considered more of an underrated cult classic by many fans who loved its entertaining story, memorable characters, and refreshing historical setting of 1963.

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While some of them continue to cling to the hope that the movie will get a sequel at some point in the future, given its underwhelming financial results and the massive controversy surrounding Armie Hammer, the chances of that happening are practically non-existent.

Fortunately, it now seems that the director's next film will be a spiritual successor to U.N.C.L.E. in many ways, because although there are obvious differences, the trailer for The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare gives off a very similar vibe.

Fans also appreciate that this time they will see Cavill move away from his typical roles of stoic characters, and his take on Gus March-Phillipps seems much more bizarre and unhinged than Superman, Geralt of Rivia, and even Napoleon Solo.

They are also looking forward to seeing Alan Ritchson's portrayal of Anders Lassen, as it promises to be a far cry from the role of Jack Reacher, which recently elevated the actor's career to new heights due to the massive success of the Reacher TV series.

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The film is expected to be released on April 19, 2024.

Do you see parallels between the two Guy Ritchie movies?

Source: Reddit