Director Matthew Vaughn discusses a potential sequel to his hit spy comedy
Colin Firth could return for the potential sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn has revealed.
Based on the comic book The Secret Serviceby Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, Kingsman stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and rising star Taron Egerton as members of a secret spy society trying to thwart a megalomaniac billionaire (Samuel L Jackson) who is planning a mass genocide.
Vaughn’s film has proved a hit at the UK box office since arriving in cinemas on January 29, and enjoyed a strong opening weekend in the US after being released North America on Friday (February 13). Vaughn has already confirmed he is keen to make a sequel which would focus on Taron Egerton’s character Eggsy, an intelligent youngster from the wrong side of the tracks who is trained to become a gentleman spy, rather than Colin Firth’s upper crust secret agent Harry Hart.
However, Vaughn has now revealed that this would not necessarily preclude Firth from returning. “A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment,” Vaughn told USA Today. “If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.”
Continuing, Vaughn re-iterated that the sequel would definitely revolve around Egerton’s character, saying: “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.” Read NME’s 8/10 review of Kingsman: The Secret Service here.