*Spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service are below*
You ever watch a movie for the first time and not really like it? Then you watch it a second time around and, actually really like it! I’m sure that’s happened to all of us, and it most recently happened when I watched Kingsman: The Secret Service. So every time I find myself liking a movie after a second viewing, I’ll call it the “Kingsman Effect“.
By that short paragraph above, you can probably guess I’m looking forward to the announced sequel. You would be correct. Director Matthew Vaughn, along with Mark Millar and Jane Goldman are currently busy writing a story for the second film. Part of that includes finding a way to bring back Colin Firth as Harry Hart aka Galahad. It hasn’t been confirmed that Firth will return, but considering how much of a standout he was, its the request by fans that come back.
Mark Millar has provided an update on Kingsman 2 to the folks over at IGN (via. ScreenRant):
“That’s the conversation everyone’s having right now, because part of what made that movie work is Colin. Colin’s fantastic, it was a two-hander, that film. You also want to have the integrity of the story, so if you are bringing him back, it has to make sense. That’s where it is at at the moment. Beats of the story have been done. [Screenplay co-writers] Matthew [Vaughn] and Jane [Goldman] are working on it at the moment. Some things have to be worked out, some decisions have still to be made and everything, so it’s all fairly amorphous, but all going well.”
Millar went as far as sharing a couple ideas that have been on the table, obviously without telling us the final answer.
“It’s funny because there’s a lot of conversations like that, like should he have an evil brother, Colin with a mustache? Or is he a ghost or whatever? The guys have a plan. I can’t spoil it just now because the final decision is still to be made. It’ll be good. Vaughan’s funny. He’s done Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman. Even Spielberg had made 1941 by his third movie, so I trust him. He’s done five good movies.”
Was that a jab at Spielberg? If so, better watch it Millar.
Anyways, he does have a point. When it comes to comic book adaptations and finding the right stories, Vaughn knows how to do it. He’ll find a way to make it work. What I would like to see in the sequel is them expand and involve more of the Kingsman organization. Surely it can’t be just Eggsy, Roxy, and Mark Strong.
Does it make you excited they’re bringing back Colin Firth or should they find someone else to fill the void?