Matthew Vaughn Confirms ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Plans

Earlier this year Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn‘s very R-rated spy movie sendup, became a surprise hit at the box office, playing well opening weekend and bleeding slowly each weekend thereafter on its way to earning $128.2 million in North America and an astonishing $403.7 million at the worldwide box office. Just over a month ago we found out the studio was hoping to duplicate that success with a sequel, and now Vaughn has confirmed plans for a followup that could include adding an American agent to the very British Kingsman roster.

“Well, the good news is that I’m writing it next door at the moment,” Vaughn told Yahoo Movies during a visit to his house to talk about the film’s home video release (read Sean’s review here). “If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it.”

While everyone else was oohing and aahing over Kingsman, I was left wanting a bit more, which I admit is strange because it felt very much like Kick-Ass at times and I really love Kick-Ass. Perhaps even more surprisingly, the violence in Kingsman was a bit of a problem for me, while the violence in Kick-Ass was one thing I really enjoyed about that film. I really can’t explain it, but it seems I don’t have to because whether I loved Kingsman or not Vaughn told Yahoo Movies, “We are doing our damnedest to make [a sequel] happen.” So who knows, perhaps I’ll enjoy it a bit more than the first outing.

While I wasn’t as awestruck as some, I did really enjoy some of the characters in the film, Colin Firth‘s and Mark Strong‘s especially, and Vaughn does too, so while he isn’t much of a sequel guy, he really wants to make another Kingsman film happen. “I’m in love with these characters and I want to work with them again so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of [me] tending not to make sequels.” Given the performance and the $81 million price tag of the first, I’m pretty certain 20th Century Fox will do their damnedest as well to bring another Kingsman film to the big screen.


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