Disclaimer: This post contains massive spoilers for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Earlier this week, we reported on a statement from Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn. To the surprise of exactly no one, he said they had big plans for a third Kingsman film, following Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He had already stated in the past they they were hoping for a sequel, and though he recognized they’d have to earn it, that didn’t stop him from at least setting things up for things to come in The Golden Circle.
Here’s what Vaughn had to say earlier this week:
“We have a big plan for number 3. If you look at the ending of number 2, every single character is on the cusp of a new adventure which is set up – I hope, everyone’s thinking a question mark for what’s going to happen to these guys next.”
Sounds straightforward enough. But now that we’ve had a chance to see the film, some may be wondering HOW they set up the movie for a sequel. Well, as Vaughn said, Kingsman: The Golden Circle left all the main characters at starting points of a new adventure. So let’s take a look at how the film left them, and what it could mean for the future.
The Future Of The Kingsman The Organization
In the first act of The Golden Circle, Poppy destroyed the Kingsman HQ, along with every agent but Merlin and Eggsy (and Harry, who was being held by the Statesman). The Doomsday Protocol led them to the Statesman, and by the end of the film, the Statesman purchased the Kingsman.
As a result, the Kingsman are now wholly owned by the Statesman, and also have the ridiculous amount of resources from them at their disposal. While we don’t expect any of the other Statesman apart from Tequila to remain an integral part of the story of the third film, we do expect to see some of the bureaucracy at work in some way or another.
One other aspect of the Kingsman that will change are its rules. With everyone else dead but Eggsy and Harry, they’re free to make up whatever rules they see fit. At this point, it’s almost as if we’ll be witnessing Kingsman as a start-up, which is bound to come with all sorts of structural kinks and issues.
Speaking rule changes. One of the rules in Kingsman had to do with relationships. Understandably, they were to keep them to a minimum so that baddies could have less leverage if kidnapped, among many other potential reasons. In spite of this, Eggsy continued on with his relationship with Princess Tilde throughout the duration of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
The end of the film saw him actually marrying Princess Tilde, meaning that he would be not only a Kingsman agent, but a bona fide prince. Having a relationship with a princess is one thing, but actually being a prince who puts himself in harm’s way on a daily basis? That’s a whole different ballgame.
Considering Eggsy comes from a humble upbringing, and considering he’ll no longer have Roxy in his ear to help along on dates, this is going to be quite the adjustment that’s sure to be front and center of Kingsman 3.
But wait, there’s more!