Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Talks About a Trilogy and Spinoffs

Posted 2017/09/19 0 0

The director wants to finish out the trilogy before hopefully moving on to a series of spinoffs.

 

Assuming The Golden Circle proves to be just as much of a success as The Secret Service, it's probably safe to say that the soon-to-be-released sequel will not be the last we see of Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and the Kingsman. With “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” hitting cinemas on Friday, Vaughn has revealed his plans for the future of the franchise, and how the new film actually ran a lot longer in the original cut.

Speaking with Collider, Vaughn revealed that after Twentieth Century Fox viewed his first cut of the film (which clocked in at 3 hours and 40 minutes), they suggested splitting it up into two parts rather than cut it down, but thankfully Vaughn shot that idea down right away; but he is considering doing a longer cut for the home video release:

“I thought it was highly watchable… That was the part about being a sequel as well, I lost my discipline where you’re with a bunch of friends and you go, ‘Oh that’s a good idea’, and it was a good idea, but everything just got longer and longer and longer. There was a moment where the studio said, ‘Hey should we do The Golden Circle Part 1 and Part 2?’ and I went ‘Absolutely no way we’re doing that, this is The Golden Circle.

But maybe I can do another cut. Some of the stuff we cut out was so good, as well, that I was very sad to see it cut. Normally when I edit, stuff that’s not good enough just gets cut out and it’s pretty quick to get down to a manageable length. You just go ‘Yeah that doesn’t really work.’ This time it was like, ‘That really works.'”

In a separate interview with CinemaBlend, he also talked about the future of the Kingsman franchise beyond The Golden Circle, and Vaughn seemed keen to finish out the story. We know that the Kingsman sequel sets up a third movie, but it looks as if the theoretical trilogy would wrap up the story in Vaughn’s mind:

“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.”

Vaughn also teases the possibility of different spinoff films after completing the trilogy, but probably the most exciting possibility for fans is that of the Statesman movies. Statesman is the Kingsman’s American counterpart, and it’s set to play a big part in the upcoming film. Currently, there are four known members of the group: Ginger Ale (Halle Berry), Tequila (Channing Tatum), Champagne (Jeff Bridges) and Whiskey (Pedro Pascal). Potential spinoffs might focus on them as individual characters or as a team.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars returning cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson, joined by Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. The film opens Sept. 22.

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