Matthew Vaughn, the English filmmaker best known for his work on X-Men, Kingsman, and Kick-Ass franchises, provided some good news for the fans of Kingsman and Kick-Ass. In a recent interview with Collider, Vaughn announced that he’s ready to start working on another installment of the Kingsman franchise, as well as the Kick-Ass reboot with the new cast.
Vaughn’s newest movie – The King’s Man is set to be released on December 22, 2021. After making Kingsman: The Secret Service in 2014 and Kingsman: The Golden Circle in 2017, Vaughn decided to make a prequel before he makes the threequel of the main series. Vaughn recently announced that the production of Kingsman 3 should start in late 2022. And now, he revealed the first plot details:
“Eggsy and Harry [will be in it], obviously. But it’s the gang coming back together and it’s one of those moments that…when we wrote the screenplay, it was very much about, okay, I saw how people loved the relationship of Eggsy and Harry. So we just came up with this thing, what could be the ultimate reason for them to either fall in love or to hate each other forever? So that’s what this movie is all about is will they or won’t they, let’s just say.” — Matthew Vaughn for Collider
Vaughn confirmed now that we can expect Colin Firth and Taron Egerton back in their respective Kingsman roles. Additionally, Vaughn announced that he’ll start working on the Kick-Ass reboot after he finishes Kingsman 3. You can read the full statement below:
“We’ve got a big reboot of Kick-Ass in two years. Big reboot. It’s so f***ing nuts that I can’t talk about it. But we’ve got that ready to go. All the rights revert back in two years and then we’re going to reboot it where people will be like, he is insane.” — Matthew Vaughn for Collider
He also explained why he decided to make a reboot instead of Kick-Ass 3:
“Because I think the clue is in the title. I think Kick-Ass became a new type of genre. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, you can’t make R-rated superheroes. No one will want to see an R-rated superhero. You can’t do this. You can’t do that.’ So, I had this idea, and it was so nuts that I went, ‘Yeah, great. It’ll cause just as much controversy, and everyone will talk about it and as many people that love it will hate it.’ But I’m not saying it hasn’t got the characters in it and won’t have, you know. I’m just saying it’s not what anyone could be imagining what it is. And I’m going to need one very, very brave actor or actress to play the new Kick-Ass because it will scare the s**t out of them.” — Matthew Vaughn for Collider
Vaughn filmed the original Kick-Ass movie in 2010, and the sequel was released in 2013, written and directed by Jeff Wadlow. Vaughn is currently working on Argylle, the upcoming spy film, starring Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, and Rob Delaney.