Kingsman is one of those film series that has the real potential to continue indefinitely. It’s easy enough to compare the films to James Bond, but they do a great job of really capitalizing on the hyper-violent ridiculousness, and it’s in that aspect that it really stands out.
But is this a franchise that director Matthew Vaughn actually thinks could have a life beyond the films he plans to direct? When last we heard some months ago, he had a trilogy in his mind, but beyond that, there was no real information he could share.
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However, speaking with CinemaBlend more recently, Vaughn seemed a bit more open to the possibility of there being more Kingsman after his trilogy of films is done:
“I think there’s a story in my head which will be finished by the end of the next one. And then after that then, of course, there could be Statesman movies, there could be spinoff character films. The universe could continue with new agents. Or, you know, Colin (Firth) could become Arthur (…) or new characters could come in. Or new kids get trained. There’s so many options, but I also think it’s better not to be too greedy.”
His last line is an important one. Although he has a trilogy planned out, he also made it clear in the past that the trilogy itself was not set in stone. While all arrows point to Kingsman: The Golden Circle being a step up at the box office from its predecessor, he wants to make sure that the film earns its sequels. Unlike the MCU or DCEU, they don’t have the luxury of assuming they have a sequel, and in Vaughn’s mind, it must be earned.
But assuming that this next film is a success, and the third film is a success, Kingsman is a franchise that could benefit from spinoffs and expansions. Be it with Statesman characters, or something closer to James Bond in nature, with the role of Galahad being switched out every few films, the potential is there for a thriving spy franchise that takes itself a lot less seriously.
But is this something that would work? What do you think? Would you like to see the Kingsman franchise expand beyond the trilogy? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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