Apple TV Plus is getting two wildly different movies I simply cannot wait for
Apple TV Plus has released trailers for two of its highly anticipated moves – and I just can’t wait to see them both.
Yesterday (September 26), one of the world’s top streaming services unveiled the first official images of a pair of new films set to hit the platform in the coming months.
The first is Argyllea spy comedy starring The witcher including alumnus Henry Cavill and superstar singer Dua Lipa, which will debut on Apple TV Plus in February 2024. The official trailer won’t be released until later today (September 27), but that didn’t stop Universal, who teamed up with Apple on this film, from releasing a teaser that makes my thoughts tick about Cavill’s role in it. Look at ArgylleBelow are the first images:
There’s not much to do, right? But oddly enough, considering he’s billed as the lead actor, Cavill isn’t actually present in the first video. We only see Sam Rockwell’s Aiden, a spy who rescues Bryce Dallas Howard’s introverted spy writer Elly Conway – also seen in the teaser – when she unexpectedly becomes entangled in a true spy-based story.
But I think Cavill is present in Argylle‘s first teaser. Wouldn’t it be funny if Cavill actually played Elly’s cat Alfie in one Garfield-style role? Okay, that’s a huge task, but I’m not the only one who thinks this way. So none of you can call me a crazy cat man, okay? Either way, check back with TechRadar later today as we’ll update this article Argylle‘s official trailer, plot synopsis and full cast list.
Henry Cavill is the cat in this, isn’t he? IS NOT HE? (Don’t delete if I’m wrong). https://t.co/3jOKbzWm7dSeptember 26, 2023
If the above Matthew Vaughn-directed film doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps the trailer below for a new sci-fi romantic drama will. Fingernailswritten and directed by Christos Nikou, looks like another slam dunk movie that will make its way onto our best Apple TV Plus movies this November.
Starring Buckley (Gentlemen), Riz Ahmed (Star Wars: Rogue One), Jeremy Allen White (The bear), and Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenebaums), Fingernails it seems like it’s taking more of an indie film approach to its multi-genre format. Think along the lines of The Pod Generation, Herand elements of Ex Machina and you are on the right track.
What is it about? According to an Apple press release, Fingernails follows “Anna (Buckley) and Ryan (White), (who) have found true love. It’s proven by a controversial new technology. There’s just one problem: Anna still isn’t sure. Then she takes a stand at a love test institute, and meets Amir (Ahmed).”
I do not think so Fingernails has the perfect blend of ingredients to follow in CODA‘s footsteps and bagged itself an Oscar for Best Picture, but it certainly piqued my interest. Sure, it’ll probably be quite cluttered in places, but with its new twist on the dating compatibility format used by the top dating apps, I suspect it will perform well on Apple TV Plus when it launches on November 3.
If nothing else, you know it’s going to be brilliantly acted by the likes of Buckley, Ahmed and White, all of whom have given award-winning turns in previous films and TV shows they’ve starred in on the likes of Prime Video and Hulu. And who knows? If Fingernails And Argylle attracts a lot of viewers in November 2023 and February 2024, Apple TV Plus may become home to the best original movies and also become the best streaming service for original shows. Well, according to the public anyway.