Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has revealed that the upcoming “Kingsman” sequel will be titled “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”.
Speaking with Empire, Vaughn revealed that one big concern he had about returning to helm the sequel – the first sequel he has ever directed – is concerns over coming up with a satisfactory villain:
“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot.”
The basic premise sees Kingsman HQ destroyed in an attack. As a result, Eggsy and Merlin head to the United States to deal with the American version of the spy organisation – Statesman. That group is led by a swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy named Jack, and Halle Berry’s Ginger character.
The villain is Julianne Moore’s Poppy whose headquarters are a rundown place called Poppyland. The ruins of Kingsman HQ, the Statesman HQ and Poppyland can all be seen in concept art included at the bottom of the article.
The most talked about sequence from the first film was the infamous church massacre sequence, something you won’t find in the next film:
“You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
Such new sequences include a skiing sequence, a barroom brawl, robot dogs, a one-armed henchmen, and an attack drom “a massive f—ing frankfurter.”
The film is currently targeting a June 10th 2017 release.