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.

Vaughn made the informal announcement during an interview with Yahoo!:

Well, the good news is that I’m writing it next door at the moment. If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. We are doing our damndest to make that happen.

Vaughn has never directed a sequel to one of his own films: Jeff Wadlow took over directing duties for Kick-Ass 2 (and we saw how well that one turned out), and Bryan Singer returned to the X-Men franchise after Vaughn directed First Class. But Vaughn may break that habit and return to direct Kingsman 2:

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.

Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit at the box office, earning over $400 million worldwide. Currently, Vaughn is developing a remake of Flash Gordon, but he’s also been known to drop out of projects when they no longer suit his sensibilities — so we may see a Kingsman sequel sooner rather than later. Now the question is: will he find a way for Colin Firth to reprise his role for the sequel?

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