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.
[amz asin=”B00W6OOAAY” size=”small”]”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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