It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you the news that director Matthew Vaughn was ruminating over the possibility of a sequel to spy caper Kingsman: The Secret Service. But it seems those early thoughts are stretching much further than the proverbial drawing board, as in a recent interview with Moviefone, the filmmaker hinted at the direction in which he would drive the action follow-up, should he be given the opportunity.
Here’s what Vaughn had to say on the matter, hinting that a Kingsman: The Secret Service 2 could usher in the American versions of the titular, clandestine organization.
“I’d love to do another one. This movie really is the origin story of Eggsy. And Eggsy is really the real, true modern gentleman spy. It really isn’t Harry Hart. Harry Hart is the old cliché of what you think a gentleman spy is. Eggsy will be taking on a whole new way. But it’s up to the audience. If they go see it and want another one, I would absolutely love to do it. We had so much fun making this movie. And you wouldn’t believe what we’ve got in store.
Based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ eponymous comic book, The Secret Service follows Taron Egerton’s Eggsy, who walks in the footsteps of his father by joining the super-secret intelligence agency. During this induction, he is shown the ropes by Mark Strong’s no-nonsense tutor, Merlin, and it appears as though the potential sequel to Vaughn’s hit could give his character much more screen time.
“Poor Mark Strong will be going on a journey that he never imagined. And we’ve got this idea to introduce the world to the American branch of the Kingsman.”
After whipping up a storm in UK cinemas a couple of weeks ago, Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is on point to arrive in theaters tomorrow, February 13.