Taron Egerton is having an incredible 2016 so far. As well as being nominated for a BAFTA (the EE Rising Star Award), he's currently at the Sundance Film Festival promoting Eddie the Eagle, and (as if that wasn't enough) he's just started filming a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service. And it's still only January.
The young British actor shot to fame in the 2014 spy movie, where he played chav-turned-secret-agent Eggsy Unwin. The film featured incredible fight scenes and plenty of filthy funnies to earn its R-rating, but was much more than just ass-kicking goodness. Based on the comic of the same name, Kingsman: The Secret Service is also a film about first impressions, second chances, and the importance of family.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Kingsman!
Fox hasn't made a huge deal about the Kingsman sequel, despite the fact that the film made over $42 million on opening weekend, and more than $400 million in theaters globally. A sequel was announced to The Wrap last year, and a release date for summer 2017 was confirmed in October, but we haven't heard much beyond that. There have been rumors that director Matthew Vaughn will return, and that we may see some more of Colin Firth as Harry Hart (presumably in flashback), but nothing official has come from the studio.
Now, Egerton has teased fans with his first tweet about the sequel, letting us know that filming is about to begin.
About to go for a suit fitting. And so it begins... #Kingsman— Taron Egerton (@TaronEgerton) January 25, 2016
Thousands of fans responded to the tweet with overwhelming enthusiasm for a sequel... and plenty more for the thought of seeing Egerton all suited up again.
He definitely stole a few hearts in the first film when he suited up for the final showdown.
Hopefully the star will treat us to a few more tweets during filming, so that we can get an idea of what Eggsy is up to now. Presumably, he and Lancelot will be rebuilding the Kingsman organization, but seeing as there isn't a sequel to the original graphic novel, we're left guessing for now. If nothing else, we're sure to see some photos of this newest suit!
Kingsman 2 is currently set for release on June 16th, 2017