All posts tagged: Henry Cavill

‘Civil War’ Drawing Blood in Box Office Battle With ‘Abigail’

‘Civil War’ Drawing Blood in Box Office Battle With ‘Abigail’

[ad_1] Alex Garland’s dystopian political action film Civil War about an America torn apart appears to be fending off new vampire pic Abigail at the box office. If estimates hold, Civil War will stay No. 1 in its second weekend with $11 million for a healthy domestic total of more than $44 million for indie studio A24. Heading into the weekend, Universal’s Abigail was expected to take a bigger bite out of Civil War but is now looking to open in the $10 million range (numbers could shift, of course, depending upon Saturday traffic). That’s still a respectable number for a studio film that cost a modest $28 million to make before marketing. Abigail is from Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing duo known as Radio Silence who were behind the reboot of the Scream franchise and the horror hit Ready or Not. Their new movie, written by Stephen Shields, follows the horrors that happen when a group of criminals kidnap the 12-year-old, who is the daughter of an underworld figure. The only problem: …

Henry Cavill Speaks Out About Possibility Of Playing James Bond

Henry Cavill Speaks Out About Possibility Of Playing James Bond

[ad_1] Henry Cavill has spoken out about the possibility of playing James Bond in the future. At one time, the British actor was considered to be among the frontrunners to take over as 007 following Daniel Craig’s departure from the franchise, having even auditioned to play Bond once before, when he was in his early 20s. More recently, Henry has appeared in espionage-themed projects like Argylle and the upcoming Guy Ritchie film The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare – and his name came up again after a fan-made James Bond trailer featuring the Man Of Steel star as the iconic secret agent racked up millions of views on YouTube earlier this week. During an interview with Rich Eisen to promote The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Henry was asked about whether James Bond could be in his future. Henry Cavill at the Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare premiere earlier this week Cindy Ord via Getty Images “I have no idea. All I’ve got to go off is the rumours. I have the same information you have,” he said. …

Henry Cavill Confirms Partner Natalie Viscuso Is Pregnant

Henry Cavill Confirms Partner Natalie Viscuso Is Pregnant

[ad_1] Henry Cavill has shared that he is set to become a father. On Monday evening, Henry confirmed to Access Hollywood that his girlfriend of three years, Hollywood exec Natalie Viscuso, is pregnant with the couple’s third child. “I’m very excited about it,” the British actor revealed. “Natalie and I are both very excited. I’m sure you’ll see much more of that.” Asked whether seeing Henry Golding, The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, as a parent inspired him to become a dad, the former Superman star insisted: “I mean, he didn’t inspire me to do that. My parents did.” Henry and Natalie first announced they were an item in an Instagram post back in April 2021. “This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love, Natalie, destroys me at chess,” he wrote at the time, alongside a photo of the pair sitting at a chessboard. A few months later, they made their first public appearance together at the premiere of Henry’s film Enola Holmes 2. Per Elle, Natalie previously worked at Legendary …

Henry Cavill Says He’s ‘Very Much’ Enjoying This Stage of His Life (Exclusive)

Henry Cavill Says He’s ‘Very Much’ Enjoying This Stage of His Life (Exclusive)

[ad_1] Henry Cavill is finding clarity and purpose in his life and career as he gets older.  Talking with ET’s Rachel Smith from the New York City premiere of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare on Monday, the actor, 40, shared that this current phase he’s in is providing him with both joy and direction.  “I’m enjoying this stage of my life very much so,” the Man of Steel star shared. “I’m turning 41 in May and I have a real sense of approaching everything with more — more direction now.” The cast of 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' at the NYC premiere on April 15 – Getty Images He added, “One of the advantages of getting older is that you have the beauty of hindsight. And now with my career especially, I’ve got a lot of direction. I’ve got my hands on the steering wheel a lot more.” Without naming anyone, the actor is seemingly referencing his powerless position in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s rebooted DC Universe, from which he was booted as Superman in …

Argylle’s Henry Cavill Lays Out Why He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Sex Scenes

Argylle’s Henry Cavill Lays Out Why He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Sex Scenes

[ad_1] Henry Cavill has joined the discourse surrounding a particularly controversial topic — sex scenes in film and TV. The Argylle actor unfavourably weighed in on the topic after filmmaker Matthew Vaughn brought it up during an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast that was released on Monday. “[I] don’t understand them, I’m not a fan,” Henry said. “I think there are circumstances where a sex scene actually is beneficial to a movie, rather than just the audience. But I think sometimes they’re overused these days.” “You’re going, ‘Is this really necessary or is it people just with less clothing on?’” he added. “And that’s where you start to get more uncomfortable. “You’re thinking, ‘There’s not a performance here … which is going to carry through into the rest of the movie.’” Although Henry ultimately agreed that sex scenes “can be great” and “really help with the storytelling,” he said he still prefers a less-is-more approach when it comes to them. “Most of the time the human imagination is going to trump it,” he …

Argylle is a disaster for all involved – but especially Henry Cavill

Argylle is a disaster for all involved – but especially Henry Cavill

[ad_1] Hair apparent: Henry Cavill in ‘Argylle’ (Universal/Apple) Rarely do duds come as glaring and obvious as Argylle. The blockbuster movie, about a spy novelist (Bryce Dallas Howard) who’s sucked into a real-life web of murder and espionage, had flatlined before even reaching cinemas. Was it the gaudy, laugh-repellent trailer that proved its undoing? The nebulous premise, which seemed to think there was something interesting about the question of “Who is the real Agent Argylle?” The recent insipid output of director Matthew Vaughn (The King’s Man; Kingsman: The Golden Circle)? Maybe all of the above. Just how damagingly the film has flopped remains to be seen, of course: it opened to a paltry $16m (£12.7m) in the US, and barely over double that worldwide. Factor in the nine-figure production budget and a marketing campaign that seemed to do everything but follow you home and throw rocks at your window, and it’s no wonder that some outlets are already branding Argylle an unmitigated disaster. The Independent’s three-star review was far warmer than most; I, like many …

Henry Cavill Says He’s “Not a Fan” of Sex Scenes

Henry Cavill Says He’s “Not a Fan” of Sex Scenes

[ad_1] Henry Cavill is opening up about filming intimate scenes in movies and TV shows, and he’s honestly “not a fan” of them. The Argylle star made a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with director Matthew Vaughn and admitted that he feels those vulnerable moments onscreen should be left to the “human imagination.” “I don’t understand them, I’m not a fan,” Cavill expressed about sex scenes. “I think there are circumstances where a sex scene actually is beneficial to a movie, rather than just the audience, but I think sometimes they’re overused these days.” The Witcher actor continued, “It’s when you have a sense where you’re going, ‘Is this really necessary or is it just people with less clothing on?’ And that’s when you start to get more uncomfortable and you’re thinking, ‘There’s not a performance here, there’s not a piece which is going to carry through to the rest of the movie’.” Though Cavill noted that there are times when “sex scenes can be great in a movie and can really …

Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Argylle’ Only Nabs .7M in Box Office Previews

Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Argylle’ Only Nabs $1.7M in Box Office Previews

[ad_1] Matthew Vaughn‘s action spy-comedy Argylle hopes to be an agent of change at the box office this weekend, but it could be a tough mission to complete. The pic, whose star-packed ensemble cast is led by Henry Cavill and Bryce Dallas Howard, started off its box office tour with a subdued $1.7 million in Thursday previews. That’s not a surprise, considering the $200 million movie has been largely skewered by critics and is only expected to earn $15 million to $20 million in its domestic opening. There is certainly a potential for upside if word of mouth is strong. Universal is distributing the pic on behalf of Apple Original Films, which is presenting Argylle in association with MARV, a Cloudy Production. Whatever the outcome, Argylle is still welcome news for theater owners, considering the overall slowdown in product because of the lingering impact of last year’s strikes. There hasn’t been one new wide studio release in two weeks. Argylle has the benefit of playing in Imax and other premium large format screens, and it …

Argylle’s Twists and Post-Credits Scene, Explained

Argylle’s Twists and Post-Credits Scene, Explained

[ad_1] This post contains spoilers for Argylle. Update, February 2, 12:30 p.m. ET: The actual writers of Argylle, the book, have been revealed: Terry Hayes, an Australian author and screenwriter best known for 2013’s I Am Pilgrim, and Tammy Cohen, a British writer of psychological thrillers. The pair went public in an interview with The Telegraph. Both Hayes and Cohen were previously floated by Vanity Fair as prime suspects for authorship of Argylle. “God, I hope all the people that pre-ordered on the basis that Taylor wrote it aren’t disappointed,” Cohen told the publication in reference to the popular theory that Taylor Swift was behind the book. “I hope they are!” Hayes quipped. “If that’s why they buy a book, they deserve every punishment they get.” The hardest part of keeping their involvement with the project a secret for the last three years was “not being able to tell my support group of writer friends who I ring up every time I get into a mess,” Cohen said. “And also trying to account for a …

Where Have All the Original Action Movies Gone?

Where Have All the Original Action Movies Gone?

[ad_1] Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle borrows from a lot of very recent spy-thriller history. Apple TV+ January 31, 2024, 2:35 PM ET I have to give some credit to Matthew Vaughn’s new film, Argylle, for one thing: It is not—repeat, not—based on anything. An action movie with a reported near–$200 million budget and no connection to any preexisting intellectual property should be thrilling, a glorious throwback to the days when big films could just be about people punching and shooting each other without referencing some other storytelling universe. But it’s been curious to watch the public perception of Argylle, which is being marketed as a mystery film, in the lead-up to its release. Surely this movie couldn’t be just another guns-blazing spy thriller? What is the twist at the heart of Argylle? Did Taylor Swift secretly write it? I will leave many of the movie’s largest plot swerves to be discovered by viewers, though I can at least say that Swift seemingly has no involvement. But the meta-narratives around Argylle are quite telling, indicating how unusual …