A sequel to the “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, which surprisingly topped $400 million at global box office, the sequel is in the works at Fox.
There was no announcement by the studio or a timetable, but there will be a followup to the R-rated comic book adaptation directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth, individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Around the time of the film's release, Matthew Vaughn - who turned down [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942) to make Kingsman - was chatting about a possible sequel, but didn't want to count his proverbial chickens. No need now, and Fox for one is most definitely after a sequel to the film, it was revealed a few weeks back.
Now? Vaughn, chatting to Yahoo!, has confirmed the same.
"Well, the good news is that I'm writing it next door at the moment", he said. "If I think I can get the script good enough, then we are making it. We are doing our damnedest to make that happen".
Kingsman 2 will be the first full sequel that Vaughn has made. X-Men: First Class was a reboot of sorts, whilst his attempt to make Stardust 2 ultimately failed. This time around? It's very likely to happen. "I’m in love with these characters and I want to work with them again so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of me tending not to make sequels", he told Yahoo!.
There's no word yet on when Kingsman 2 will arrive, as previously Vaughn has suggested that he'll make another film before it. But I will, of course, keep you posted...