Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit in 2014, making over 414.4 million at the box office. It came as no surprise when a sequel was announced, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Taron Egerton will be reprising his role in the sequel and opened up to Den of Geek about how some unused footage from the first film will be used in the sequel.
“I think I can say that there’s a deleted scene from the first one, that I personally thought shouldn’t have been cut, and that’s now in the second film. But what it is… I don’t think I can say.”
The original Kingsman was based on a comic book, this sequel is being built around an idea that Vaughn had and Ederton added that the script was created around that idea.
In an interview with Collider, Egerton discussed the project – particularly Vaughn’s reasoning for returning to direct the sequel:
“I remember when we finished the first one I was like, “This is a franchise right?” and [Vaughn] said, “Well it depends on the first one. I’m not doing it unless the script is right.” And he went away and him and Jane Goldman, his writing partner, wrote a really bloody good script. That’s always the most important thing; good director, good script, you’re on your way. It was hard, it was a tough shoot, it always is on that thing, but I think it’s gonna be amazing.”
Egerton also teased that the film will expand upon the action and violence of its predecessor:
It’s fucking mental, but it’s what people like and it’s what Matthew is good at. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s awesome… It’s bigger and it feels more ambitious, really. There are more characters, the world is explored in more detail. This weird version of reality where these spies exist is kind of explored more. I know Matthew’s announced a lot about the fact that we discover a sister organization based in America called the Statesman. They’re richer than us, they’ve got cool shit.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is scheduled to be released October 6th.
Source: Den of Geek