In a New York Comic Con appearance used to get a lot of stuff off his chest, Kick-Ass and Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn gave a tantalising update on the long-gestating Kingsman 3.
When the trailer dropped for Matthew Vaughn’s newest venture, the Bryce Dallas-Howard, Henry Cavill-starring Argyle, the spy-caper setting suggested the director isn’t quite done with the suited and shooting genre just yet.
Now, six years after the last main series instalment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Vaughn is jumping back in the driving seat of his underwater car to work on Kingsman: The Blue Blood, which he’s set to start shooting in 2024. Look, we’ve even got proof:
“Next year we’re rebooting Kick-Ass and we’re making Kingsman 3,” Vaughn said. See, we told you.
“We’ve got to get on with Kingsman 3 because I was joking that Colin [Firth] is going to end up being a portrait on the side while Taron is Arthur,” he continued. “So we are working on that at the moment.”
Speaking to Collider, the director also shared a few tasty details about working on the franchise’s WW1-set prequel, The King’s Man, and suggested that work on a follow-up was already going ahead.
“The King’s Man was originally meant to be a TV series and I got persuaded to make it as a film. What we wanted to do was something like The Crown but with espionage and a bit of a Kingsman hit going through all of the decades.”
“The next one is about the rise of Hitler, and how Hitler did come to power and basically was supported by the English aristocracy,” he added, referring to the prequel’s Marvel-style post credits scene, featuring David Kross as a certain Austrian dictator.
Taron Egerton, whose career has gone from strength to strength following his debut feature performance in the first Kingsman, has previously suggested the third film will be his last as super-spy Eggsy, and he’s just holding out for the right script. It sounds like his patience might have been rewarded – maybe manners do maketh man after all.
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