Kingsman: The Secret Service has been a dark horse success story in 2015. The film (by Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, once again adapting Kick-Ass comic book writer Mark Millar’s material) initially looked like a wild riff on James Bond (which it is) – but once it hit theaters, word of mouth started to spread: Kingsman was the type of irreverent spy action movie that fans longed to see make a return, an offering of fun nostalgia in this era of super-serious super spies like Jason Bourne and Daniel Craig’s James Bond.
With $128 million domestically and $400 million worldwide (on an $81 million budget), Kingsman: The Secret Service has gone from being a second-tier (if not lower) comic book property to a legit global film franchise – which makes it unsurprising that Fox is rumored to be moving forward with a sequel. However, the question is will a sequel retain the same creative flavor of the original – namely Matthew Vaughn? Check out what the filmmaker himself has to say about it.
Vaughn recently did a Q&A session with Yahoo Movies as part of Kingsman‘s DVD release (check below for our own interviews with the cast and crew), where he addressed his involvement with the sequel:
“The good news is I’m writing it next door at the moment, and if I think I can get the script good enough then we’re making it. We’re doing our damnedest to make that happen.”
He also teased the possibility that the sequel will feature an American Kingsman agent – and that he has an actor in mind to play said agent. Any guesses? Recommendations?
Vaughn has gained something of a reputation for avoiding sequels – a subject he in fact discusses in the interview. After Kick-Ass became a cult-hit, Vaughn left the sequel in the less-capable hands of Jeff Wadlow, and after revitalizing the X-Men movie franchise with First Class, he departed from that film’s sequel, Days of Future Past, in order to make Kingsman.
Vaughn even has a hard time taking on other people’s sequels, as he famously dropped out of X-Men: The Last Stand during production and had to be replaced with Brett Ratner. So Kingsman 2 would be a milestone for the filmmaker, no doubt. In the interview, he claims he is trying to effectively reinvent sequel storytelling to offer a fresh experience for fans and (presumably) himself.
Vaughn has been particularly enthused with the world of Kingsman, openly discussing some potential twists and general story ideas for a sequel, earlier this year. It seems that Vaughn (and writing partner Jane Goldman) have more to explore in the characters – and if Vaughn is coming back for another go-round, you can bet that a lot of fans certainly would as well.
You can check out the full Yahoo Movies interview with Matthew Vaughn, below.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on DVD/Blu-ray.
Source: Yahoo Movies