- Title: TBA
- Release Date: Anticipated for Fall 2019
- Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges
- Director: Matthew Vaughn
- Writer: TBA
Kingsman 3 might not yet have an official script (or even an official subtitle), but director Matthew Vaughn has stated that it was always top of mind when writing The Golden Circle. As he told told Deadline earlier this year,
“Weirdly while we were writing Kingsman 2, we were thinking of Kingsman 3 as well, which is odd. We’ve got a big idea for that. This is sort of the bridge and if we can pull this off, we’ll make another one.” In its first two weeks at the box office, the movie has nearly doubled its $104 million price tag, clearing the way for Kingsman 3.
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Of course, it will be a couple of years (at least) before Kingsman 3 makes its way into theaters, but for now here's everything we know about the upcoming sequel.
Matthew Vaughn Would (Likely) Direct
Considering his command of the source material and the success of the first two films, it’s hard to imagine Matthew Vaughn relinquishing the keys to his Kingsman kingdom. Colin Firth has said that the director had always spoken of the series as a trilogy, and Vaughn’s excitement for the possibilities of the third film is hard to deny.
There’s only one potential conflict that leaves an asterisk by Vaughn’s name: the Man of Steel sequel. Having recently admitted that he has had conversations about helming the Superman follow-up, he teased that his take would return to the success of the “color, feel-good, heroic” version Richard Donner made famous. If Geoff Johns comes calling, Kingsman 3 may need a new director.
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The Film Will Probably Premiere in 2019
Using history as precedent, we can expect the final Kingsman movie in about two years. The Secret Service opened in February of 2015, getting a green light for the sequel not long after. Filming on The Golden Circle picked up in May of 2016, wrapped in September of 2016, and then premiered a full year later.
Looking ahead to the what 20th Century Fox has lined up for 2019, it seems like the Kingsman sequel would be a perfect fit. With only six movies slotted for that year (three of which are Untitled Fox/Marvel films), Fox has plenty of room for a counterpunch with Kingsman 3.
Taron Egerton Wants The Rock As The Villain
Dwayne Johnson has a unique ability to slide into a franchise and make it his own. He did it with Fast and Furious, and if Taron Egerton has his way, Johnson will do it again in the Kingsman finale. Though Egerton admits that The Rock is fairly different than the villain to be featured in the film, he’s confident the big man can pull it off:
“I know who the character is and it’s nothing like this actor, but I love Dwayne Johnson. I think he’s the right fit for it, but the villain role Matthew has described to me is not Dwayne Johnson.” Considering the utterly bizarre villains the first two films featured, this could be a tantalizing opportunity for The Rock to break new ground.
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Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth and Channing Tatum Will Return
Though he seemed down for the count in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Harry Hart (Colin Firth) will apparently never die. He returned in The Golden Circle and will again feature in the third Kingsman movie. Alongside newcomers Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal, many new adventures will be had surrounding Eggsy’s latest journey.
As Vaughn revealed, “The next movie is what happens to these characters. They’re definitely not going to be doing what you’ve seen them do before.” Considering their forte has been murder by numbers and cloak-and-dagger spy-work, it remains to be seen how far afield these characters have yet to go. As for Tequila (Channing Tatum), we can expect him to show up with a natty tux in lieu of his Stetson hat.
Spin-Offs Are A Real Possibility
The Kingsman hype is real. Matthew Vaughn and 20th Century Fox are so confident in their action-packed universe that their gaze extends far beyond the trilogy alone. Given the plethora of characters in both The Secret Service and The Golden Circle, Vaughn sees alluring potential for what he dubs “spinoff character films.” Though he warns that it may be best to not overstay their welcome, the director mused to CinemaBlend,
“The universe could continue with new agents. Or, you know, Colin (Firth) could become Arthur or new characters could come in. Or new kids get trained. There’s so many options.” Given the panoply of A-list talent at their disposal, a spin-off or two seem like a sure thing.
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Taron Egerton Wants To Be The Ultimate Hero
While The Secret Service followed Harry Hart (Colin Firth) from life to death, and The Golden Circle gave Eggy more room to grow, Taron Egerton is angling for the series finale to be his character’s crowning achievement.
As he told Screen Rant:
“I think [the ensemble] 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 maters - or stop someone pushing the button as it were.”
Beyond being the designated hero of the film, Egerton has an even more specific request: he wants Eggsy to have his back up against the wall and find himself “really alienated” from his friends. If he's speaking in Kingsman code, it sounds like he wants to be between The Rock and a hard place.
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