Well, it seems like sources have told TheWrap that a sequel to Vaughn’s spy comedy action film is currently in the works at 20th Century Fox.
Directed and co-written by Vaughn, the movie starred Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella, and Taron Egerton as the main characters. It was based on the comic book “The Secret Service” created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It received mainly positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $401 million at the global box office. It is also Vaughn’s most successful movie to date. The movie proved successful as the sources told TheWrap that Fox is indeed going to develop a sequel.
The sources said, “There was no announcement by the studio or a timetable, but there will be a followup to the R-rated comic book adaptation directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth.”
Though the director has expressed interest in helming the sequel, there’s no indication on whether he will return to direct it. He may not return to the director’s chair as well because he was recently lined up to direct the reboot of “Flash Gordon” for Fox.
Vaughn is currently producing “Eddie the Eagle”, an upcoming British-American sports comedy drama film that stars “Kingsman” breakthrough star Taron Egerton and “X-Men” actor Hugh Jackman. He is also developing “The Golden Age”, a film adaptation of a comic book about superheroes in a retirement home at 20th Century Fox.
If he’s going to direct the sequel of “Kingsman”, it would be the 1st sequel to a film that he has ever directed.
No words on whether the original cast members will return to reprise their respective roles either, but Vaughn said:
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. If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.
He also made it clear that he would probably still put Eggsy as the central character:
The sequel will be “This is the modern-day gentleman spy.” Because Harry isn’t. Harry even says, “There is a reason why we’ve developed weak chins.” He said that meaning, “Look at us, we need to get new blood into this system,” and that’s what Eggsy is. I joke that we’ve made the prequel to the Eggsy movie.
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