‘Kingsman’ Sequel Might Introduce Us to the American Kingsmen, if There’s a Sequel
Matthew Vaughn once again proves how deft he is at adapting comic book material with Kingsman: The Secret Service, introducing us to Colin Firth’s excellent action skills and making a star out of newcomer Taron Egerton. Naturally, we’re all wondering if there might be a sequel to Kingsman, an energetic and wild James Bond riff that offers up a world of secret spies that might lend itself well to further adventures. Fans of the film will be pleased to hear that Vaughn has revealed a sequel is a possibility, and it might expand on the world of Kingsman beyond London.
In an interview with Moviefone, Vaughn confirmed that he definitely has a desire to make a sequel, which he already has some ideas for, but the possibility of a sequel largely depends on audiences, of course:
…it’s up to the audience. If they go see it and want another one, I would absolutely love to do it.
Vaughn goes on to explain that the sequel would still focus on Egerton’s Eggsy, who is the model for the contemporary Kingsman spy:
This movie really is the origin story of Eggsy. And Eggsy is really the real, true modern gentleman spy. It really isn’t Harry Hart. Harry Hart is the old cliché of what you think a gentleman spy is. Eggsy will be taking on a whole new way.
The director has begun formulating ideas for the sequel, including what might happen with Mark Strong’s Merlin and the opportunity to explore Kingsman agents outside of London, as it was hinted in the film that their agency has a rather extensive reach:
We had so much fun making this movie. And you wouldn’t believe what we’ve got in store. Poor Mark Strong will be going on a journey that he never imagined. And we’ve got this idea to introduce the world to the American branch of the Kingsman.
American Kingsman agents? No way they’re nearly as classy as the Brits, but it’s definitely an interesting concept. Vaughn has yet to make a sequel to one of his own adaptations, forgoing a return to the director’s chair for the ultimately underwhelming Kick-Ass 2, and bowing out for a follow-up to his excellent X-Men: First Class — the film responsible for reinvigorating the X-Men franchise.
For now, a Kingsman sequel is still just an idea kicking around in Vaughn’s head, but if enough people see the film over the next month and love it, it could very well become a reality in the next year.