The “Kingsman” franchise stands in an unusual position. Rather than proceeding with a third film in the spy action franchise, those involved have instead worked on a WW1-era set prequel spin-off film with all new characters.
Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first two films, is helming the new movie which has previously been dubbed “Kingsman: The Great Game” and stars the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Charles Dance, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stanley Tucci, Matthew Goode, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou and Tom Hollander.
Vaughn has already stated that once the prequel wraps, the aim is to get to work on a proper “Kingsman 3”. That film will close out the saga of Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and Colin Firth’s Harry. The one catch of course is that the films are a Fox property, one that’s owned by Disney.
While ‘The Great Game’ was far enough along it was too late to scrap it, it’s still not clear if Disney will want to go forward with a full third film. Vaughn has been working with Egerton on “Rocketman,” which they produced and starred in respectively, and during press rounds this week he spoke with Digital Spy about his goal for ‘Kingsman 3’ which he’s lining up as a last bow:
“We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship. The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told, which we’ve got ready to do, and I’m hoping to shoot that later this year or the beginning of next year. As Taron was saying, he’s looking forward to becoming Eggsy again, because emotionally it’s a lot less draining [than Rocketman].”
“Kingsman: The Great Game” is due out next February, while the full third film which Vaughn and Jane Goldman will pen, hasn’t yet set a date.