Matthew Vaughn’s first Kingsman outing took the world by storm; it’s not often you get a working class international spy and while James Bond is going to remain immensely popular for its own reasons, it was fun to see an espionage film with every element dialed up to eleven.
With that said, the second film in the series, The Golden Circle, despite an excellent cast – and inexplicably Keith Allen – didn’t perform all that well, and no-one seemed particularly moved by it either way.
A lot of people thought that would be the last we’d seen of the series, especially with Taron Egerton’s meteoric rise to stardom, but Matthew Vaughn has been working on a lot of new additions to the universe.
First in the works is the film reportedly called The Great Game, which sounds like it has something to do with Sherlock, but it doesn’t. The Great Game will be set in World War One and will show a completely different side of the spy agency (which I thought started after the Kingsman tailors lost their heirs in the Great War, but whatever).
On top of that, Vaughn is also working on a Kingsman series that will expand on the universe and, perhaps most importantly to diehard fans, a proper sequel to The Golden Circle.
Not much is known about that film at all, but Vaughn revealed it would be the last outing we see from Eggsy and Harry, played by Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. Talking to DigitalSpy, he said:
“We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship. The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told, which we’ve got to get ready to do, and I’m hoping to shoot that later this year of the beginning of next year.“
He then went on to say that while he’s primarily working on The Great Game, he’s looking forward to Kingsman 3:
“But this Kingsman [prequel] has been pushed back to February 14th for coming out, and so, yeah, as soon as that’s done, we’re looking forward to… It’s funny. As Taron was saying, he’s looking forward to becoming Eggsy again, because emotionally it’s a lot less draining.”
Kingsman: The Great Game hits cinemas on the 14th of February 2020.
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