Monday, June 22, 2015

Wigram On Henry: "It Made Sense For Him Creatively To Do It"

Image: Warner Bros.

Parts of the group set interviews that several sites took part in while Henry filmed The Man from U.N.C.L.E. are still coming in.
Collider has shared a bit more of what producer Lionel Wigram had to say about the film and working with Henry, and it only gets us more excited for August 14!

I have a question about that, nowadays studios have actors sign multi-picture deals in the case of a franchise. Was it tougher to get Henry because he’s already signed for Man of Steel and multiple sequels?

WIGRAM: No, it wasn’t. Henry’s part of the Warners family, I think he’d say that, and I think they were very keen to have him in the movie. I think the fact of him being in Man of Steel, their investment of him, his investment with Warner Brothers, actually made it easier. It’s a funny thing, this business, it all seems Machiavellian and full of machinations, but in the end it’s all just a bunch of people. I’ve been a producer, a studio executive, been on the outside, we’re all just trying to figure it out together. In the end you’re just kind of, ‘Look guys, I know you’re shooting Superman at this point, Man of Steel 2, can we fit you in? Can we work together? Sure, let’s figure this out,’ and you do. I’m friendly with Chuck Roven, everybody calls each-other, says, ‘Hey, come on, let’s help each-other’, that’s how it works. And in the end we’re all motivated by the same stuff, is the material different enough, interesting enough? I know Henry saw Solo as something completely different to everything else he’s ever done. It couldn’t be more different to Man of Steel; different tone, much more humour. It made sense for him creatively to do it. That’s why he did it. It made sense creatively to have him because he’s a wonderful actor who looks great and I think he’s a future movie star. It’s that simple.
Image: Warner Bros.

Wigram also confirms what we can already tell by the trailers: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be a fun ride!

How important is humor in the movie?
WIGRAM: Vital. This is pure entertainment. This is a piece of entertainment. We’re not trying to say anything important about the meaning of life, or politics, anything like that. We’re trying to have fun without insulting anybody’s intelligence, kind of like with Sherlock. Hopefully the audience will be amused, they’ll laugh, they’ll smile, they’ll have a good time. It’s not a comedy. It’s an adventure.

Read the rest of the interview (it's packed with awesome details) at Collider. You can find links to the other set interviews from that day in our previous post. Over the weekend we also learned that Henry will be in Cosmopolitan magazine promoting the film, and Warner Bros. UK flagged us about SFX magazine's cover story on everything U.N.C.L.E.

And that's not all! --- THR says new U.N.C.L.E. footage featuring Henry was just shown at CineEurope. You may remember they also showed a clip there last year (lucky Spain).

Guy Ritchie sent a swift hello to introduce an extended clip of Henry Cavill and Alicia Vikander in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., described as a "fun, entertaining spy caper," by Warner's evp of international distribution and exhibition strategy, Thomas Molter.

There will be so many great moments to bring you in the coming months, and we can't wait.

Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. I'm pretty sure that magazine cover just says SEX.

    1. hahaha.. you may just be right. Blame Solo for standing right in front of it and misleading everyone ;)

  2. That's hilarious you guys.


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