Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in 2014 proved a surprise big hit. Arriving in the early Spring with little competition, the high energy satire/homage of old school Bond films launched the career of actor Taron Egerton and gave British drama thesps Colin Firth and Mark Strong a hell of an action vehicle.
Last year’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” on the other hand faltered, lacking the fun and freshness of the original, it came off as a bit too cocky, overly assured and yet oddly muddled. Critical reviews weren’t kind and box-office was a bit on the softer side.
“Kingsman: The Great Game” is in the works, a prequel set a century before the present day hijinks, so Egerton is sitting out that one. Nevertheless the actor, currently doing “Robin Hood” promotional rounds, explains that he’d love to come back for a third installment and discussed the reaction to the sequel. Speaking with Empire Podcast he says:
“I would like the third one to be better received than the second one was. I thought we got a bit of an unfair kicking, if I’m totally honest. U think in some respects it was [difficult] because I just gave everything to it. And then it was so quickly torn down. I did feel a bit of a sting.
I think in some respects it wasn’t a quite as well put together film as the first one but it certainly wasn’t a bad film. I think what I would like to happen is for us to do a third one and for it to feel like a worthy third installment to what has been a great part of my life.
And then my dream for it would be that I would kind hang up my suit for 10, 15 years and then come back and pass the mantle on. That’s what I’d like to do. I think that would be fun. But we would have to take a step away for it for a while before we did that.”
Egerton will be back in cinemas next year with the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” which he recently finished. “Kingsman: The Great Game,” which stars Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson, is scheduled to be released on November 8th 2019.