It kickstarted his film career, but Taron Egerton won’t be reprising his role of Eggsy in the upcoming third “Kingsman” film at 20th Century Fox.
Reports have been that it will be a World War I-set prequel to the series dealing with the formation of the service and starring Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes in the student-mentor relationship driving it. Out doing promotional rounds for the new “Robin Hood,” Egerton’s comments to Yahoo seem to confirm a prequel is what’s coming next:
“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie. That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me. His idea for the new one is incredibly exciting. I’m sad that I won’t be on that journey with him, but it’s not the last you’ve seen of Eggsy.”
20th Century Fox has big plans for the franchise going forward with talk of a prequel, another sequel and a TV series. At last report the studio has a November 8th 2019 set aside for a “Kingsman” film though that’s very likely to change.