Warning: This article contains big spoilers!
For many of us who watched Kingsman: The Secret Service we couldn't expect anything better. For those who haven't, it's essentially 007 with more suits and action-packed fighting. The film follows the story of Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, who lives a troublesome life of crime and drugs until the private service Kingsman challenge him to "the most dangerous job interview in the world".
Apparently the sequel is already in the works, and it's going to be even bigger than the first. Most of us loved everything about Kingsman, but what can we expect from a sequel to the big-screen rebirth of The Secret Service comics? This is just assuming that a completely different storyline doesn't start with different characters, but let's make some predictions here.
Starting with the obvious,
Eggsy was one of the potential replacements for agent "Lancelot", who decided it'd be best to split from his work. In the first film, Eggsy was represented as a character who was determined to join the Kingsman service, even to the point where he would willingly get hit by a train. His change from street crime to badass peacekeeping is certainly what defined his character, so I'm wondering how he's going to appear. I'm certain some sort of plot twist will affect him early in the film, perhaps he loses another family member close to him, or possibly dealing with the aftermath of Galahad's death.
Quoting Matthew Vaughn (Director of Kingsman) “The sequel will be ‘This is the modern-day gentleman spy.’ Because Harry isn’t. Harry even says, ‘There is a reason why we’ve developed weak chins.’ He said that meaning, ‘Look at us, we need to get new blood into this system,’ and that’s what Eggsy is. I joke that we’ve made the prequel to the Eggsy movie.”, this could potentially imply that Eggsy and Roxy are replacing the old age of spies and are bringing something new. I personally think Eggsy is likely going to be solving some problems created by Valentine's failed plan, and as well as this, he could play a vital role in another event which you'll discover very soon, but be aware that there's a big potential spoiler coming up!
Moving onto another potentially exciting character,
Now why wouldn't we see the new Lancelot in action? In my opinion we definitely didn't see enough of Roxy in action (All she did after the initiation is blow up a satellite in a balloon) and all the build-up to Lancelot's replacement means that she'd certainly deserve some screen time. What I'm most looking forward to is her suit, it'd introduce a more agile and front-line form of combat, it'll likely be covered in all kinds of spy-tech, and as many people love to see, a main female protagonist with screen-time.
In my opinion she could be on the front with Eggsy, fighting the new threat (Which could potentially be something Valentine left behind?) that they are faced with. Evidently the selection process for Kingsman and the satellite mission made her woman up (kudos if you get the reference), so we may be seeing a much braver and possibly almost completely different character presented to us.
Now here's where it gets interesting...
“A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment. If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.” ~ Matthew Vaughn
Now that tells us a lot. The director of the film, along with many people who have watched the first, want Harry Hart/Colin Firth back for the upcoming Kingsman film, which is certainly going to be difficult to pull off because the suits are bulletproof, meaning either Harry faked his death or he was shot in the neck or head (and once the latter happens going back isn't really an option). There's certainly the possibility this will happen, maybe his death was faked (Wouldn't Merlin know if he did?) or he miraculously survived the shot, but I'm almost certain that Galahad will be fighting another battle.
We pretty much know that it's in the works, and that's what I think the Kingsman Sequel has to offer character-wise. There's certainly more to it than that, such as a potential replacement for the dangerously impressive character Gazelle, new recruits and agents, and ultimately, a new bad guy to lay the crosshair on.
Finally, a lot of people have mixed opinions on Harry's return (most of which are willing to see the hero make a return), but what do you think?