If Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn were to do a Man of Steel sequel — if he would do it — he knows exactly the kind of vibe he’d try to go for. It seems like Warner Bros. has figured out that grimdark may not be the way to go with their current iteration of the Justice League, and Vaughn may have the solution.
Given the fact that the first Kingsman movie was a spot-on homage to James Bond movies, you’d think we’d all be excited for more of the same. More debonair spy sequences, more dangerous undercover double-speak, and more gunfights in famous locations. Instead, 20th Century Fox has flipped the script, giving us a sequel that promises a delightful sendup of American action movies as well. What would happen if James Bond and John Rambo were forced to join forces to solve an international mystery? If the early trailers and credits are any indication, we’re about to find out.
Back in March it was reported that Warner Bros. was eyeing Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn to helm the sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Although not officially confirmed, Vaughn seemed like a good, sensible choice; the director who (along with screenwriter Jane Goldman) revitalized the X-Men franchise with First Class could probably steer Henry Cavill’s Superman in the right direction. And that might be the case, as Vaughn says he has indeed had talks with Warner Bros. about helming Man of Steel 2.
Great news for fans of gleefully over-the-top spy thrillers and irresistibly delicious brown spirits: Statesman, the official ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ whiskey is now available. Named after the front company for the American spy agency featured in the film, the 95-proof bourbon is made by Old Forester. Splendid!
You may not be ready for Comic-Con, but the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle is all dressed up and ready to head to San Diego. The highly-anticipated sequel will hold court in Hall H this week, and 20th Century Fox has officially revealed which stars will be participating in the panel via a new series of very bespoke character posters. Spoiler: Pretty much everyone you want to see will be there — yes, even Jeff Bridges.