by Justin Cook
This year’s massive box office success Kingsman: The Secret Service will be getting a sequel at Fox.
The spy comedy movie recently passed the $400 million mark at the worldwide box office, so it should come as no surprise that another film in the series is coming our way. Domestically, some feared that the film wouldn’t do as well with American viewers, considering how the film is set in London and features a largely English cast, however, not only did Kingsman earn over $41 million in its opening weekend, but it outperformed nearly every box office prediction.
The news was reported on by The Wrap, who said that very few creative details relating to the sequel are known at the time. Director of Kingsman, Matthew Vaughn, signed on to handle the Flash Gordon reboot, which is also in the works at Fox, so it is unclear if he will be working exclusively on that project or have the ability to work on both.
Kingsman starred Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella and Mark Hamill. The script, which Vaughn worked on with Jane Goldman, was adapted from the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons graphic novel entitled The Secret Service.
Over the course of his career, Vaughn has directed such films as Kick-Ass, Stardust and X-Men: First Class.
On the topic of a sequel, Vaughn has expressed interest in focusing it once again on Taron Egerton’s character. The director said, “The sequel will be ‘This is the modern-day gentleman spy.’ Because Harry isn’t. Harry even says, ‘There is a reason why we’ve developed weak chins.’ He said that meaning, ‘Look at us, we need to get new blood into this system,’ and that’s what Eggsy is. I joke that we’ve made the prequel to the Eggsy movie.”
Source: The Wrap
Quote Source: USA Today