In 2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the years best cinematic surprises: a balls-out, bad ass spin on the James Bond myth that gave Colin Firth one of his best movie roles ever and made a teen heart throb super star out of the young Taron Egerton.
Empire Magazine reports that the Kingsman sequel will be titled of course “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, with that comes the first official concept art from the movie creators. In the image above you can see a destroyed Kingsman HQ, the Statesman HQ (The American version of the spy organisation), and Poppyland, the secret lair of lead villain Poppy (played by Julianne Moore). It’s after that attack that Eggsy and Merlin head to the US, an organisation led by a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy” called Jack and Halle Berry’s Ginger.
Director Matthew Vaughn has gone on the record: “I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole story line in place, and a new villain plot.” He goes on to say: “You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
From his comments it does in fact sound like Vaughn is taking his duties with the sequel very seriously, and we trust that he wouldn’t be back unless he had enough novel ideas/surprises to properly expand the Kingsman franchise. The new film has been set to tentatively release June 10, 2017.
The original Kingsman to date has grossed over $414M worldwide but took a while to gain its popularity. Now, however box office analysts believe that with the new sequel and right budget the franchise could easily hit the $1B mark in global profits the year of its release.