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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Not too long ago, we got a bit of strange-sounding news. Speaking with Yahoo, Kingsman star Taron Egerton stated that he would not be returning for the next Kingsman film, but that his work in that universe was not yet done. Yahoo itself stated that he would not be returning for Kingsman 3, but we knew from the start that this could not be the case, as director Matthew Vaughn had stated from the get-go that Kingsman 3 would bring the Eggsy/Harry story to a conclusion.

With that in mind, the only thing that made sense was that Egerton was talking about the prequel. This was a prequel Vaughn had discussed on several occasions, and there had even been casting reports about it, so it really should have been no surprise. However, it seemed to go against the natural logic of things to have this prequel shot before the conclusion to the main story, so some ran with it.

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Now, Collider is stating that our suspicions have been confirmed. According to their sources, the aforementioned prequel will shoot in January in London and will be shot for four and a half months with Vaughn at the helm. This means it will be shot before Kingsman 3, which will hit production later in the year. However, the more interesting news here is that the outlet says the film will be a “period drama,” which is in stark contrast to the goofy, hyper-violent style of the mainline series.

One line that’s being thrown around is “The man who would be Kingsman,” which is a play on “The man who would be king.” Odd to me, because that seems to work against the idea that they’re going for period drama for this one. A final piece of news regarding the film is that it has no title. This is odd to me since it’s been reported in the past that the prequel would be called Kingsman: The Great Game. Have they gone back on this title, or are we talking about a completely different prequel altogether?

Kingsman 3 is reportedly having its script finished up, with Vaughn hoping to shoot right after the prequel. Finally, in regards to the TV show that was once mentioned, there are few details apart from the idea that Vaughn wants it to be completely different from what people expect, and that it should complement the films.

Sounds cool. That’s a whole lotta Kingsman, but what do you think of all this? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.