Kingsman: The Secret Service was a hit at the box office earlier this year. Spies, action, the UK, comedy, fight scenes… what wasn’t there that we didn’t love? Well fans of the film will be stoked to know that a sequel to the comedy spy movie is in the works.
Yahoo! Movies went around to screenwriter/director Matthew Vaughn’s place earlier this month loaded with Twitter questions from fans, which he answered as part of the celebrations to mark the film’s release on Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
Not generally a fan of the sequel – “I have to feel inspired and that I’m doing something different… sequels, normally, you’re just doing more of the same” – one of the big questions fans wanted answered was whether there would even be a sequel to Kingsman. Based on Vaughn’s answer, you’re likely to be quite happy.
“The good news is that I’m writing it next door at the moment,” Vaughn said. “If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. Again, stay tuned, but we’re doing our damnedest to make that happen.”
So not 100% confirmation that there will be a sequel, but it definitely sounds as if it’s more than likely. Later in the clip Vaughn reveals his feelings on the film’s characters saying, “I’m in love with these characters and I want to work with them again so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of [me] tending not to make sequels.” That sounds much more promising for a Kingsman 2.
While the first film was a very British affair, Vaughn hinted that there might be some more American blood in the sequel to spice things up a bit. When asked who he would pick for an American Kingsman agent, he smiled saying, “All I can say is you’ll find out in two years in the sequel, so I’m not going to give it away now.”
Vaughn made no mention which of the characters from the first film would be making an appearance in the sequel he’s writing. The first film had Taron Egerton as Eggsy, a down and out teenager from London who is recruited to apply for a recently vacated spot in the Kingsman, and Colin Firth as Harry Hart, a veteran Kingsman agent who takes Eggsy under his wing. It also starred Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and Michael Caine. Though Firth’s Hart had an unfortunate end in the film, Vaughn has previously said that there could still be a spot for him in the sequel. “A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment,” Vaughn told USA Today. “If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.” I know a number of people who would queue up to buy these so he better start writing Hart in.
Eggsy’s elevation to full-fledged Kingsman at the end of the first film almost certainly guarantees his return in any sequel. This was confirmed by Vaughn who went as far as calling the first Kingsman as “the prequel to the Eggsy movie.”
Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
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