This year's sequel once again put Taron Egerton's Eggsy is a tight-fitting suit as a middle-class boy turned super spy. Egerton returned alongside old favorites like Mark Strong and Colin Firth, but also featured a cast of newcomers that included Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum. Given The Golden Circle ended with Kingsman teaming up with their American counterparts, it always seemed like the story was only just beginning as the credits rolled.
A third installment was always on the cards, and speaking with CBR for The Golden Circle's Blu-ray release, Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton said that Vaughn is still moving forward with a possible trilogy:
“We’ve had the briefest of conversations with Matthew [Vaughn] about it…he’s got plans."
Vaughn had previously expressed an interest in crafting another film and even had ideas for possible spin-offs. However, Bickerton makes it sound that at least some talks have already began. So, even if we get a third Kingsman, what comes next? A Channing Tatum spin-off where Agent Tequila finally gets his time to shine?
Egerton himself has already put across the idea that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson should have a part in the continuing series, which is an idea that wouldn't seem out of the question. With previous megastars like Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, and Julianne Moore all finding roles in Kingsman movies, who could be next? The Golden Circle even managed to nab Elton John.
The first movie was loosely based on Mark Millar's 2012 comic arc Kingsman, which was followed by a second volume (The Red Diamond) earlier this year. Millar has already said he trusts Vaughn with the future of Kingsman, and with their world of neatly fitting into Millar's very own Millarverse, a possible Kick-Ass crossover also isn't out of the question. Can you imagine a move where Hit-Girl and Eggsy are forced to lock horns?
While some don't think The Golden Circle lived up to its predecessor, there is more than enough source material out there to squeeze out at least one more adventure for the UK-based tailors. If not, Vaughn's wild imagination can surely conjure up another nefarious nemesis with a modern twist for the spy-comedy and modern reinvention of the James Bond stereotype. If anyone is running low on ideas, why not do Vaughn's very own Moonraker parody and blast Eggsy and his new-found friends into space?