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WTF the Mind-Blowing ARGYLLE Post-Credit Scene Means

ARGYLLE ending and the ARGYLLE post-credit scene explained
Argylle Ending Explained

***ARGYLLE HEAVY SPOILER WARNING***

If you watched Mathew Vaughn’s latest action joyride, Argylle, you probably had a great time at the theater; even more so if you were under the influence of some libations or in a higher state of sobriety. It is definitely one of those films that lends itself to such enhancements. It is as much fun as you’re willing to have. But, I would be lying to say there aren’t some things you can’t look past, and some definite question that need answered concerning the ending(s).

!!!FINAL ARGYLLE SPOILER WARNING!!!

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Let’s get into it. The film ends happily with Elly having finished Book 6 of her franchise. The shot opens up at the same bookshop the series opened on, with an eye-popping yellowshirted individual sitting in the back next to the center aisle. You don’t see his face, but this yellow seems like it was color graded in post to stick out enough to ensure audiences see it.

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Having just finished her reading, Elly answers a fan’s question and is sharing the possible endings of her characters, while lovingly looking at the real-life inspiraions of them. It is a happy ending. Even with what happens next.

There is Someone Who Actually Looks Like the Made Up Argylle?!?!

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The yellow-shirted gentleman, who also rocks a mullet, steps up to ask a question. Elly is in absolute shock. The camera then reveals the yellow shirted gentleman is Henry Cavill, who might be Argylle? He says, something along the lines of, “Actually, maybe you have some questions for me?”

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Quick recap, Elly’s character is the real Argylle. The books are her retellings of her own life as a spy. Elly’s real name, is Rebecca Kyle, R. Kyle… So she fictionalized her self, because of brainwashing and head trauma, as Argylle. But if Argylle is actually based on Elly’s previous life as R. Kyle, then who is this person who is the exact description and embodiment of the fictional character she supposedly made up?

That question isn’t answered, because that’s where the film ends. Until…

The Mid-Credits Scene

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The shot opens on a pub with the sign that reads “King’s Man.” This is an obvious and blatant connection to Matthew Vaughn’s espionage franchise, Kingsmen, and basically putting Argylle in the same universe. A tall, young (definitely younger than Henry Cavill) guy with long shaggy hair walks into a bar puts in a coded drink order, to which the bartender delivers a secret menu item. A box with the Kingsmen’s logo on it, with a gun inside. The bartender asks the guy who he is, and the man responds, “Aubrey Argylle.”

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Smash-cut to Elly’s wall of Argylle Covers with the title firmly center of the cover, and the text “Book One” appearing below it. Cut to Black.

WTF is Going On???

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At this point, it’s confusing to know if Argylle is a real person or not. Elly’s book series is based on her life, which did happen. But now there’s also a real person who looks like the person she made up. So who TF is the Argylle-looking/Henry Cavil guy, who has a country accent not a British one like Elly’s imagining of Argylle. That’s where the film ends.

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The question about this Argylle-looking/other Henry Cavill portrayed character will not be answered until the film gets a sequel or maybe the next Kingsmen movie. But the post-credits scene can at least be made sense of and put into context.

Argylle‘s Post-Credit Scene Explained

The post-credit scene is a scene from Elly’s Argylle franchise. It is directly from Book One of her series. This book is a real book in our world and available to read or listen to. Which I am currently doing. So Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle movie franchise has also released the book that is part of the book franchise in the film.

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I don’t want to get into what level of reality is what, but to put it simply, the post-credit scene does not directly connect or relate to anything in the ending scene with Cavill. Having read so far into the book, I can assure you, as of now, the post-credit scene is just a scene from the book, and not directly tied to anything of the ending of the Argylle movie. It can, and will likely get connected by events of future entries, but as of now, consider them unrelated.

But Really Though

I’m an over thinker. There is a lot of levels to this and I need to know. As seen in the interview from our buds at THS. Matthew Vaughn explains that the Argylle movie would be Book Two of his franchise and that given the chance to make a sequel, that would be Book One. So the post-credits scene would likely lead into that. But even knowing all that, it does not explain if there is an actual Argylle or if Henry Cavill’s yellow-shirted character is even connected.

But for peace of mind, the Argylle post-credit scene is not connected to the ending of Argylle… for now. It is a scene from the Argylle book which is availble now and predates the movie. I’m about halfway done, so maybe it will connect by the end. However, it is emprically unrelated so far by any presently known facts. The book is Elly’s amnesia and brainwashed retelling of her’s and Wilde and Keira’s past. It can set up and maybe hint at who Cavill’s other character is, but is very much not connected at this time. I hope that helps.

Argylle released in theaters on February 2, 2024! The book is also available.

About Argylle

Argylle

Release Date: February 2, 2024
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn  
Screenplay by: Jason Fuchs
Producers: Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, Jason Fuchs, David Reid
Executive Producers: Adam Fishbach, Zygi Kamasa, Carols Peres, Claudia Vaughn
Genre: Fantasy Spy Thriller
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, Sofia Boutella, with Ariana DeBose and Catherine O’Hara and Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis
The greater the spy, the bigger the lie. 

From the twisted mind of Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise, Kick-Ass) comes Argylle, a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller. 

Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. 

What did you think of Argylle? Were you also confused by the endings? Did you read this without watching the film? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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