Kingsman, “Top Gun,” “Galaxy” Sequel Updates

A couple of in the works sequels have offered brief updates on their status.

First up the follow-up to Matthew Vaughn’s 2015 action-comedy spy film and smash hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which is due to begin production shortly ahead of a June 16th 2017 release. The film’s star Taron Egerton reprises his role as Eggsy in the follow-up, and speaking at the Sundance Film Festival to Collider, he says:

“With Kingsman, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the U.K., that won’t be the case with the next one. It’s a far more international story, we’re going to some incredible places, and we have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson – this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. It’s amazing.”

Mark Millar, who created the comic upon which the film is based, also provided a brief update:

“Matthew [Vaughn] and Jane [Goldman] finished the screenplay before Christmas and the plan is for the movie to be shooting in the spring. I only wrote one book so this is a new, original stories, but the nice thing is Dave Gibbons [artist on the original comic book] and I still co-own the rights so we both get paid the same money regardless. It’s beautiful. The capitalist dream!”

Also kicking off production soon is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in the next few weeks and in preparation, director James Gunn revealed that the first full table read for the film’s script took place this week.

Answering fan questions afterwards, he revealed just one line was changed in the script following the read, and a full cast announcement is expected to be made very soon. Finally he also revealed the post-credit scene has already been written.

Table read for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was this morning. Oh my gosh, it was the most fun I've ever had watching a…

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Finally, Jerry Bruckheimer has posted a tweet offering a brief update on the “Top Gun” sequel, posting a photo of himself with Tom Cruise. The new film is slates to deal with pilots being rendered obsolete thanks to the rise of unmanned drones.