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The Future Of The Kingsman Franchise Might See Another Film And Series

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BY December 27, 2021

Few action sequences from the past decade are as memorable as that scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service. I am, of course, talking about the church massacre scene when Colin Firth’s Harry defeats an entire room in a single dance. The choreography is intense, the music mesmerizing. Since this iconic movie, we have gotten a sequel and, more recently, a prequel. but what does the future of the Kingsman franchise hold? And will it ever live up to that theatrical debut? Matthew Vaughn discusses this and more after the recent box office addition, The King’s Man.

The Future of the Kingsman Franchise Could Be Extensive

The Kingsman franchise rose to worldwide fame with the $415 million-grossing film in 2014, but it has slightly more humble beginnings. The source material, a comic book series from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, was first published in 2012. Sequels dropped in 2017 and 2018.

The Secret Service told a story similar to the first comic book, walking us through Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and his discovery of a top-secret spy organization. Their present threat is a billionaire with a unique approach to climate change, not unlike Thanos’ plan to save the planet. With help from Harry, the Kingsman Agency takes him down.

The Golden Circle was released in 2017 and told a similar story of espionage. Eggsy must face another threat to the planet, and this time he has the help of an American Agency and… Elton John? Financially, the sequel was as impressive as the first. However, its critical reviews weren’t as positive.

The Kingsman franchise Image via 20th Century Studios.

The Current State Of The Franchise After The King’s Man Box Office Debut

The latest addition to the Kingsman franchise, appropriately named The King’s Man, premiered earlier this month after a significant COVID-19 related delay in its release. The film, a prequel, tells the origin story of the Kingsman Agency. There are completely new characters, including Ralph Fiennes Arthur, Gemma Arterton’s Galahad, and Rhys Ifans’ Grigori Rasputin.

The King’s Man was released to a disappointing box office number, earning only $6.4 million in its opening weekend. Much of the failure is likely attributed to the earlier release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which continues to dominate the box office.

Not all hope is lost for the future of the Kingsman franchise, as director Matthew Vaughn has big plans ahead.

future of the kingsman franchise box office debut the king's man Image via 20th Century Studios.

What Is In Store For The Kingsman Future

According to Vaughn, the original idea for a prequel made executives nervous. However, as he puts it in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “the more nervous I make the movie executives, the more I believe in it.” We aren’t surprised, considering some of the whacky but lovable ideas that are explored in the films.

His next proposal is to do a Kingsman 3 film. He claims it will be the last of the main storyline, wrapping up the characters of Eggsy and Harry. It seems as if we won’t have to wait much longer, as the script is ready to go and they’re looking at shooting in the next year.

After wrapping up the main trilogy, Vaughn plans a next step in the future of the Kingsman franchise as being a sequel to The King’s Man. It will continue to show the progression of the agency after World War I. And if this is as successful as he hopes, then a streaming series following the American agency, Statesman, might be next.

But is there infinite potential in this franchise? When talking about the future, Vaughn tells The Hollywood Reporter that while he loves shoes like Loki, he doesn’t “want to get too greedy or too arrogant to think that we can make loads and loads of these.” And he’s right, it’s not a Marvel-level success.

Harry and Eggsy, the secret service Image via 20th Century Studios.

Will There Be Enough Of A Demand To See More?

There are plenty of plans in place for the future of the Kingsman franchise. Vaughn thinks that Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character will be one of the focal points, along with Fiennes’ character. However, these are some expensive plans, and actors like that don’t always come cheap.

As studios push to build franchises with longevity, it seems like an attempt is worthwhile. But the $6.4 million opening has us scratching our heads at whether it’s a worthy investment. The best hope that they have is by pulling in higher numbers on streaming services or pushing the marketing even more as the Spider-Man gang cools down.

Another possibility is by opening up the franchise in the same way that the comics have. The series takes place within the “Millarverse,” which also includes Kick-Ass. Matthew Vaughn directed the original Kick-Ass film and is currently working on a reboot. A crossover could happen, and it might be what both franchises need to spice things up.

You can watch The King’s Man exclusively in theaters now.

Readers, what do you hope is in store for the future of the Kingsman franchise? Will you keep watching as they push out new content? Drop your thoughts in the comments, and let us know if you’ve seen the latest 20th Century Studios film.

Featured image via 20th Century Studios.

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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.

          

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