With the success of the original film in the books and with Kingsman: The Golden Circle hitting theaters worldwide today, there is no doubt that director Matthew Vaughn foresees a much larger picture for the Kingsman films. Considering the cast’s interest in another film and promising box office numbers, it’s easy to see why Kingsman is on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged franchise.
In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Vaughn revealed that the foundation has been laid for plans of a threequel to Kingsman and perhaps even beyond:
“We have a big plan for number 3. If you look at the ending of number 2, every single character is on the cusp of a new adventure which is set up – I hope, everyone’s thinking a question mark for what’s going to happen to these guys next.”
Kingsman star Taron Egerton also chimed in on prospective sequel plans and how he hopes that the narrative’s focus on Eggsy will not be obscured by the addition of award-winning cast members such as Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Channing Tatum:
“I think everyone should be included but I think it’s Eggsy’s… I’m being very narcissistic. I’m clearly very threatened by these A-listers. I’d like to be the guy who pushes the button when it most matters – or stop someone pushing the button as it were. And also I guess I’d like to see him put in a really difficult situation in the third one – really alienated.”
Egerton revealed that he’s all for the next film continuing on as a large ensemble piece with both new and old cast members involved, Egerton says that at the end of the day, he still wants Eggsy to be the hero:
“I think I would like to see… I think we’ve got a lot of characters now and I love them all but I would be heartbroken if it wasn’t me saving the world in the third one. I think I’ve earned that. I think I’d like to see me save the day.”
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass), Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal.
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22, 2017. You can read a review of the film here.
Source: Screen Rant
5 Millarworld Projects Netflix Should Develop First
With news breaking that Neflix has purchased Millarworld, comic book fans have a lot of new digital content to look forward to. Mark Millar, the man whose work on The Ultimates inspired the on-screen depiction of the Avengers, has a huge cabal of books that explore distinct aspects of comic book archetypes. Not only will Netflix create content based off of the Millarworld catalog, but they will continue to publish new comic series as well.
Unfortunately, Kick-Ass and Kingsman, the two most successful franchises in Millarworld, are not part of the deal. While fans of the movies may be unhappy, I think every Millarworld project on this list has huge potential to capture the hearts of fans around the world. Millar’s unique mix of action, satire and heart distinguish his stories from everything else on the shelves, and I’m beyond excited to see what Neflix can whip up. Some of his books can work as movies, but some will work better as mature television programs, so I’m happy that Millarworld teamed up with Netflix instead of a traditional media company like Lionsgate or Sony.
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