First of all, let’s not take this news too seriously — Matthew Vaughn has been known to set his sights on projects only to abandon them when he loses interest, and he’s also never directed a sequel to one of his own films before. That may change soon, as Vaughn is currently writing a Kingsman sequel, which he’d also like to direct. And since he’s got sequels on the brain, he’s also revealed some other potential plans. The keyword here being “potential.”
Kingsman: The Secret Service became an instant action favorite, due to the charisma of its leading characters and one seriously bonkers church sequence. It was also quite successful at the box office, which led to the inevitable rumors of a sequel — one which might include American Kingsman agents. Writer/director Matthew Vaughn has now officially confirmed that he is indeed writing a sequel…right now, as a matter of fact.
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A few months ago, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed like a risky move, a film that seemed to destined to get taken down by the hype juggernaut that was 50 Shades of Grey. $400 million later, it was one of the year’s biggest surprise hits. So yeah, of course a Kingsman 2 is now in the works.
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Despite opening against the juggernaut that is 50 Shades of Grey, the wildly transgressive and well-reviewed Kingsman: The Secret Service still held its own at the box office, making enough money to ensure talk of a potential sequel. And here we are, about to talk about a Kingsman 2 and whether or nor Colin Firth will reprise his role as the dashing and deadly genleman spy, Harry Hart. Massive spoilers lurk below.
Matthew Vaughn has twice departed a franchise after directing the first installment: first, there was Kick-Ass, which was followed up by a horribly underwhelming (to say the least) sequel. Then there was X-Men: First Class, in which Vaughn reinvigorated the franchise with a fantastic origin story, followed by Bryan Singer’s triumphant return with Days of Future Past. But if Vaughn had stuck around for the X-Men sequel, things might have been a little bit different.
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.