I’ve said this time and again: Kingsman: The Secret Service was an unexpectedly amazing film. Its marketing didn’t really do the movie any big favors, and when I checked it out in theaters, it exceeded my incredibly low expectations. However, upon numerous repeated viewings, I’m happy to say that the film manages to hold up immensely well — and I may even dare to say it IMPROVED with every viewing.
Needless to say, this has someone like me incredibly excited to see what the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has to offer. The first trailer was all sorts of promising. With its over-the-top action, dude with a metal arm, and the return of Colin Firth’s Harry, it seems very much in keeping with the tone and style of the original movie. But can we expect even more from the franchise?
Our assumption is yes, but given most filmmakers’ desire to only play things one film at a time, we expected we wouldn’t hear much about another sequel until much later — perhaps around the September release of The Golden Circle. However, at a recent Fox footage event in London, director Matthew Vaughn stated that they already have a third film in mind:
“Weirdly while we were writing Kingsman 2, we were thinking of Kingsman 3 as well, which is odd. We’ve got a big idea for that. This is sort of the bridge and if we can pull this off, we’ll make another one.”
This has me both excited and a bit apprehensive. While I’m all for there being another film in this franchise, I do hope that this film doesn’t turn into The Matrix Reloaded or Dead Man’s Chest of the trilogy. It’s great for a franchise to continue, but audiences are starting to grow wary of films seeming to be like giant trailers for another film.
If Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a bridge to the next film, I hope it manages to be a good enough film on its own to justify its existence. Given that Matthew Vaughn has yet to make a bad movie, however, I’ll opt to trust him.
What about you? Does this statement worry you? Let us know in the comments down below!
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters on September 22, 2017.
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