UPDATE (2/5): According to a Canadian film rating site (via), the first trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is 2 minutes and 23 seconds long. Get ready to swooooon people, Solo is gonna bring it! - Do keep in mind, that trailer times and content may vary slightly from country to country. Either way, we can't wait!
Are you guys ready?!
We're closing in on the dates when the trailer for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is expected to hit theaters. And while it's not a sure thing, we have a good feeling about it.
The Projection List expects the U.N.C.L.E. trailer to be attached to the release of Jupiter Ascending a week from today, and/or Kingsman: The Secret Service the following weekend. And like @HMSSweblog pointed out to us, that also means the trailer could be released online any day now.
Needless to say, the waiting is killing us!
Good thing for us, there is some news on the film to keep us busy.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has made Den of Geek's list of the Top 25 must-see movies of 2015:
With Mission: Impossible 5 also set for release in 2015, the multiplexes will not be short of spy capers (there's also Kingsman: The Secret Service, which only doesn't make the cut this time because we included it in our 2014 preview, and we're only allowed to pick 25 movies!). We're intrigued by The Man From U.N.C.L.E., though. Not only does it have more full stops than its competitors, it also gives us a chance to see Henry Cavill flexing his acting muscles without a superhero suit on.
Cavill stars alongside Hugh Grant, Armie Hammer and Jared Harris, and Guy Ritchie has co-penned the script and is directing. Ritchie's career has had some very pronounced ups and downs over the past decade, but if he can bring 60s suave and the best bits of his Sherlock Holmes movies to the screen here, then he may be onto a winner.
Expect The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to have closer links to the source TV show than 2014's The Equalizer did too, incidentally. And less DIY.
U.N.C.L.E. also just made Canada.com's list of anticipated films of 2015:
Let’s trust that Guy Ritchie injects the film version of the 1960s spy series with lots of his “Cockney-mockney” style. The original show, in fact, wavered from semi-serious to all-out spoof over its four seasons of becoming a pop culture trendsetter.
In the redo still set in the 1960s, super agents Napoleon Solo (Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (The Lone Ranger’s Armie Hammer) are up to their usual droll shenanigans.
That means the duo confronts a secret bad guy organization trying to dominate the world even as the team receives help from handler Mr. Waverley as defined by the stammering Hugh Grant.
Given how badly some beloved TV shows have fared on the big screen, devotees are hoping the movie isn’t just a big mess.
We can't wait for the U.N.C.L.E. trailer to hit, because we know it will leave people wanting more of Solo!.. just ask one of the extras who got to work with him.
This was so much fun to be a part of. Especially getting to have a fun scene with Henry Cavill. pic.twitter.com/r55b0CqXzK
— Christopher Marsh (@chrismjmarsh) January 23, 2015
Of course Henry is not the only one making a splash in the film. Alicia Vikander revealed a little secret about her U.N.C.L.E. role, while talking to Empire magazine (click to read).
🔸🔹 Alicia in Empire Magazine, The Woman From UNCLE! #TheManFromUNCLE #AliciaVikander #HenryCavill #ArmieHammer pic.twitter.com/Lg86BESuxv
— AliciaVikander Daily (@jcsepjj) January 30, 2015
And a few weeks ago, Armie Hammer got together with USA Today to review the original U.N.C.L.E. series. You can read his thoughts on their site. While he didn't spill much (like any good spy) about the film, he did share this exciting bit:
Hammer does say that the new movie almost acts as a ’60-set, globetrotting prequel of sorts, especially when it comes to the Illya/Napoleon dynamic: “At first they pretty much hate other and then they become a team, which is sort of like the genesis of the relationship they had in the show.”
Trailer, trailer, trailer!.. we're SOOOO ready for you. Go Solo!