Development continues on a Kingsman sequel, which could begin production next year
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that 20th Century Fox is tentatively planning an April 2016 start date for the previously-confirmed Kingsman sequel. Two points to note about this, however, are that star Taron Egerton is set to begin work on Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins in February, which could conflict with the sequel’s start date (though the outlet notes it will all likely be worked out), and in addition, the script for the follow-up has yet to be completed.
Director Matthew Vaughn is currently penning a draft for the Kingsman sequel, which he previously revealed will feature an American version of the British Kingsman agency and that he might return to direct the sequel despite having never done so with his previous films.
Based upon the 2012 Icon Comics miniseries by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
The film stars Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Michael Caine alongside Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and newcomers Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella and Sophie Cookson. Scripted by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, Kingsman: The Secret Service grossed over $412 million at the global box office.