With over $800M at the box-office already, the “Kingsman” franchise is hoping to pass the one-billion mark with a third installment next fall. While you could consider the “Kingsman” franchise an offshoot of the James Bond franchise, retooled for a younger generation, this time the Kingsman are actually stealing a spot from Bond himself.
Multiple sources have already reported that FOX is working on a new “Kingsman” movie but now we know that the film is moving into a release date that was once reserved for the next James Bond film.
When Danny Boyle dropped out of directing the next Bond installment, and Cary Fukunaga took over the position, it pushed the Bond project out of the November 9, 2019 release date, a date that “Kingsman III” is eager to take.
Directing the new Kingsman movie will be Matthew Vaughn, the same man that wrote and directed “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. While additional casting has yet to be confirmed, all signs point to Taron Egerton and Colin Firth returning to their roles.
The original film opened at number-two back in 2015, failing to top the first “Fifty Shades of Grey” film over Valentine’s Day weekend. The film still made over $36M on its debut and went on to make over $414M worldwide. The original installment featured Sofia Boutella, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and Sophie Cookson.
The sequel released in 2017, opening at number-one this time with a $39M debut after moving to September. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” made $100M domestically and over $410M worldwide. The follow-up featured many of the same players as the first film, with a few new faces thrown in to keep things interesting. “Kingsman II” starred Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, and Jeff Bridges.
We will get a look at the extended cast when the film enters into production, which could be as early as next month. After that, we will have to wait for the teaser-trailers to get a better idea of how the trilogy will end.