Henry Cavill’s James Bond-Like Movie Finally Gets Release Date

Argylle has a release date of February 2, 2024.

By Chris Snellgrove | Published

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In Mission Impossible: Fallout, we saw Henry Cavill stretch his acting chops in the superspy genre. Now, though, it looks like this former Superman will stop playing second fiddle to Tom Cruise and headline his own superspy film, but one modeled much more after the onscreen adventures of James Bond than Ethan Hunt. According to Variety, Cavill’s spy adventure film Argylle will make its theatrical debut on February 2, 2024.

The movie will be directed by Matthew Vaughn, and he has high hopes that it will reinvigorate the entire spy genre. The film is based on a book written by rising star Ellie Conway, whose literary adventures focus on a globe-trotting spy. Vaughn believes this book is the freshest take on the spy genre since Ian Fleming first wrote the iconic James Bond novels, and he is excited to have Henry Cavill help bring this new role to life.

If this Apple Original Film proves to be successful, you can certainly count on seeing more films in the franchise starring Henry Cavill. The plan is to release at least three films into the franchise, but before that can happen, the first movie will have to really impress audiences. Fortunately, it has a stacked cast of impressive celebs to help it stand out from the rest of the wannabe James Bond movies.

Aside from Henry Cavill, some of the other big names attached to Argylle include Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and more. We don’t yet know which characters everyone will be playing, but chances are that most of them will become recurring characters that help to add flavor to the franchise. Think of it like James Bond by way of John Wick: by surrounding a hyper-competent professional with larger-than-life characters, Vaughn is hoping to create something that audiences will just keep coming back to.

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Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill in Argylle

And while we doubt that this was an intentional part of planning, we can’t help but feel like the timing will be perfect for the release of a new spy adventure, with or without Henry Cavill at its center. The last James Bond film came out nearly two years ago, and since Daniel Craig has not yet been officially replaced, we have no way of knowing when we’ll get another Bond movie. Since Argylle is coming to theaters in early 2024, it will beat any new Bond movie to the punch and likely sell tickets to countless fans hungry for a film about a resourceful spy whose adventure takes him all around the world.

Ultimately, we’re pretty excited to see if Argylle lives up to the hype, but we are even more excited about Henry Cavill potentially having another successful franchise. Since the actor’s exit from both the DCU and the Witcher series, fans have been waiting for the charismatic Cavill to headline another major project. And if all goes according to plan, a series of ambitious spy movies could help redefine his career and make him more successful than his time as Superman ever did.