Kingsman: The Golden Circle may not be in theaters until this Friday, but director Matthew Vaughn is already looking to the franchise's future. And as fans might expect, he's open to exploring more than just the further adventures of Eggsy.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Vaughn revealed that he envisions a third installment in the spy-comedy franchise, as well as spinoffs."I think there's a story in my head which will be finished by the end of the next one," Vaughn said. "And then after that then, of course, there could be Statesman movies, there could be spinoff character films. The universe could continue with new agents. Or, you know, Colin (Firth) could become Arthur (...) or new characters could come in. Or new kids get trained. There's so many options, but I also think it's better not to be too greedy."
There's no indication as to what the third film in the trilogy would be about, of course. However, the first movie focuses on Eggsy (Taron Egerton) training to become a secret agent, while the second shows him in action as the new Galahad, so it's possible that the third may see him at the top of his game or in some sort of mentorship role.
Vaughn also teases the possibility of different spinoff films after completing the trilogy, but probably the most exciting possibility for fans is that of the Statesman movies. Statesman is the Kingsman's American counterpart, and it's set to play a big part in the upcoming film. Currently, there are four known members of the group: Ginger Ale (Halle Berry), Tequila (Channing Tatum), Champagne (Jeff Bridges) and Whiskey (Pedro Pascal). Potential spinoffs might focus on them as individual characters or as a team.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars returning cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson, joined by Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. The film opens Sept. 22.