Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the biggest surprise hits of the year so far, and for anyone who actually sat down and watched the film too – it was easy to see why. In the early months of the year, when audiences and film fans were stuck with movies like The Loft or Fifty Shades of Grey, this offered an exciting, brutal, fun, and hilarious action flick that had enough energy packed into its run time to leave any moviegoer excited by the time it cut to black. Matthew Vaughn has been on a streak for basically his entire directorial career too with fast, high-intensity films that have always pushed the boundaries of their respective genres, and in my opinion, Kingsman might have just been the most quintessential film he’s made so far.
The movie ended with the promise of new and continued adventures from Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and the rest of his Kingsman brethren, and while the sequel film has been quietly in development ever since the movie’s release earlier this year, not much has been certain about the project up until this point. With the announcement of Matthew Vaughn’s next directorial endeavor though, it seems fairly apparent that the filmmaker will not be returning at the helm, but judging by this newest announcement – it doesn’t look like that will be slowing the sequel down at all.
Box Office Mojo has officially confirmed that Kingsman 2 is set to be released on June 16th, 2017, and while no official title is known at this point, or what returning cast members fans can expect to see, production on the film is set to begin early next year. As of right now, the film will only be going up against Cars 3, but we can likely expect some more competition to appear as other release dates are shifted around and new projects are announced.
As we patiently wait to see if Matthew Vaughn will return at the helm, or a new filmmaker will sign on as his replacement, there’s still a whole world of different directions that this sequel could go. Even if he might not be directing it too, with the filmmaker penning the script, fans should take solace in knowing that he’ll at least still have a fair amount of say on the movie’s story and style, but I don’t think I’m alone in hoping that if he is replaced, the franchise will transition occur better than it did with the Kick-Ass franchise. After Kingsman: The Secret Service was such a breath of fresh air in what is an often dead serious and gritty world of action films and comic book movies nowadays, expectations for the sequel will be fairly high to say the least, and I look forward to seeing if it can live up to its own hype.
Kingsman 2 is set to be released on June 16th, 2017.
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