Oded Fehr should be Dr. Strange.
End of story.
- white person: how do you say my name in your language??
thedeftmegalodon said: Can we talk about all of our fucking feelings about the upcoming MFU movie? Because it's too early for me to be Can't Even-ing this hard. I am so excited, and I am so scared, and I hope they do it right, if not in the letter, then in the spirit.
I know the feels. Oh, all the feels. Feel the feels. Feel the feels that haven’t been feeling in a while that have been awoken with a vague sense of helplessness and excitement, still rubbing the sleep from one eye.
I agree, it is quite a mixed pot of feelings. On one hand, a new The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie needs to be perfect, but on the other… how CAN it be? (It might come close to perfect though, if they shoe-horn in an appropriate cameo by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. In fact, I’m surprised one of them isn’t playing Waverly.)
Dude. We’ve been Can’t Even-ing (as you so succinctly described it) for decades, man. Long time to be on tenterhooks. Quite frankly exhausting. And now there’s a reboot in actual sight…
I remember getting excited/terrified when they set the date for 2012 (before it fell through, and George Clooney was meant to be Solo like what). Back then, my biggest fear was that it would be terrible, or bring in a new direction that would totally screw with the series and muck up the fandom and feels because they weren’t true to spirit.
But now it’s happening. Fuck, it is happening.
And while part of me wants to go back to sleep, another part opens up an eager eye, never to sleep again.
Right?! I haven’t thought about this show in so long. Where did all these feels come from again, so suddenly and so soon? I can’t wait for a trailer. I don’t know when it’s coming out, but I want it. It will probably emerge in the November time frame, if not sooner. Not sure if they will use this film as a way to springboard Batman vs. Superman. (also known as, I am only showing up to that movie to support Wonder Woman)
Can you keep a secret? I am quietly emotionally destroyed that Robert Vaugn is not playing Waverly, which would make so much sense and would make me cry buckets openly in the cinema. He’s the Number One of Section Two. It’s expected that he would inherit Waverly’s position. Instead it’s Hugh Grant, who I still know as His Floppiness, the main leading man from the 90s. I say that I am okay with this, but I am NOT okay with this, both with H.G suddenly being old and the original cast not making an appearance. I am holding out for a surprise cameo.
I remember they wanted Clooney as Solo and Matt Damon as Illya! Granted, Damon has done enough nerd and action characters to play a pretty decent Illya, but he doesn’t feel like one. Not sure if Armie does either (I didn’t bother watching the diastrous and offensive Lone Ranger), so I suppose he’ll have to surprise me.
Now I want to go back and watch The Batcave Affair again…
The Man from U.N.C.L.E 2015
I am so godamn excited for the Guy Ritchie Man from UNCLE movie that’s coming out next January. I periodically check for updates on a regular basis to see if something, anything more has been released.
My dad watched the tv show when he was my age. I adore my father and seek to emulate him in all the things, so I watched it. I got my college friends to watch it. We are godamn obsessed with the tv show.
I really hope the film does well. I don’t care what it’s like, I will see it a billion times. Will it be a blockbuster hit that spawns a new fan following closely resembling the Skyfall fandom in all its espial goodness? Maybe. Will it be my go-to movie when I’m sick or it’s raining and grey outside? I hope so.
The Man from UNCLE fandom is the kind of old-school fandom where I had to look in specific archives on the net for a fraction of the fanworks, because so much of it was communicated in zines that were mailed around. (that’s right - the middle-aged people in your life might have written fic, printed it in a zine with a splashy glorious fanart cover, and used the trusty USPS to mail it to fellow fans like fucking bosses.)
Henry Cavill is playing Napoleon Solo. Yes. Good. Perfect. Armie Hammer is playing Illya Kuryakin. Don’t know. Haven’t seen him in a lot. My dad
has had a huge dude crush on Illya, so he’s been doing most of the creeping on that actor. I don’t think anyone from the original show is coming back, which is sad, because it would be powerful and poignant if Robert Vaugn played Alexander Waverly. They’re casting Hugh Grant for that.
The only thing I ask is that the movie opens with that lovely familiar theme.