Having wrapped filming on the early 20th century-set spinoff Kingsman: The Great Game ahead of its release next year, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has been chatting to The Playlist about the prequel, and his plans for the spy franchise moving forward.
“Next year you’re getting The Great Game,” said Vaughn. “It’s wrapped. [But] it’s not actually called The Great Game. I don’t know what it’s going to be called. That’s a working title. We wrapped last week, so we’re very excited about it. It’s incredibly different. Like I said, I love spy movies, and this is a very very different tone and style and as a spy film, that no one’s made in a long, long time.”
“We hope to shoot Kingsman 3 either late this year or early next year, but it won’t be out until 2021,” he continued. “You can expect the unexpected is all I’ll say. But they [Eggsy & Harry] both go on a journey that – we’re literally finishing the script off as I speak – but they go on a journey that, if anyone sees it coming, then I’ll give up. People will either freak out in a good way, or freak out in a bad way, but they will freak out.”
Vaughn then went on to reveal that Kingsman 3 won’t mark the end of the series, adding that: “If everyone likes the next two movies – there’s two more to come, hopefully, people like them enough that we can count on making another one. MARV Films loves spy films, so I’d love to always be making them, and, Kingsman, I think, the whole point about Kingsman is a celebration of espionage. And Kingsman will always make the spy film that no one else is touching.”
Kingsman: The Great Game (or whatever it ends up being called) is set for release on February 14th 2020.