With Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” nabbing an impressive $35.6 million opening weekend, chances of a follow-up to the spy action drama are looking good – though a green light has yet to be provided.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”
Of course one of the biggest draws of the film was the chance to see Colin Firth engage in some high-flying action including the astonishingly choreographed church shootout sequence. With the character meeting his end though in the film, it didn’t seem like Firth’s Harry Hart character could appear in the follow-up.
Speaking with USA Today, the film’s director Matthew Vaughn surprisingly has revealed that Firth’s character could be back and he’s working on ideas for the moment:
“A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment. If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.”
Vaughn says the sequel will still focus on Taron Egerton’s Eggsy character and his transition into a modern-day gentleman spy. Speaking with Moviefone about sequel possibilities, he says they’ve already come up with a villain and a “really fun idea” regarding where the franchise might go:
“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 clichÃ© of what you think a gentleman spy is. Eggsy will be taking on a whole new way.
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.”
Meanwhile the film is having an unexpected reaction regarding its ending. Like the Bond films, especially the Roger Moore-era ones, the movie ends on a sex joke – albeit a bit naughtier than what Bond got up to.
However, Cinema Blend reports that there’s been a bit of a debate regarding the inclusion of the joke despite all the material that came before it in the film. Vaughn can only smile at anyone taking offense to the crassness – NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD:
“Some people can’t handle it. But it does make me laugh. Really guys, come on. We’ve had thousands of people’s exploding heads. We’ve had massacres in churches. Is really one little gag too much? For some people it is, but I don’t know. We tried the movie without it and it just didn’t feel as crazy. Afterward, people are, ‘Oh, it’s was really good apart from that bloody puerile moment. Where was that puerile [attitude] when you were laughing? I can’t wait to hear the discussions people have after Fifty Shades of Bloody Grey.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is currently playing in cinemas.