Taking a break from his Sherlock Holmes franchise, director Guy Ritchie is prepping for the release of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the much-anticipated adaptation of the television series of the same name, starring Armie Hammer and the Man of Steel himself Henry Cavill. The trailer suggests the same slick, funny, and appealingly lensed spy-craft and detective work that has informed his adaptations of the Holmes legend, but the chemistry between Hammer and Cavill seems totally their own. The two young actors seemed to have a snappy comic repartee both in the trailer and on the panel, which offered some insights into how Ritchie approached the adaptation, the casting and process for the actors, and the enthusiasm for the material on set.
Archer staple Aisha Tyler moderated the panel, which included Cavill, Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Elizabeth Debicki, and the show opened with a message from Ritchie, who hilariously kept messing up the message to the Comic-Con audience. He even blundered the names of the cast members a few times. The actors took up the conversation from there, and nailed the director’s name each time, surprisingly.