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While Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service focused exclusively on British heroes, the film wasn't without its American influences - as Samuel L. Jackson's villain character was from the states, and key scenes took place in the good ol' US of A. If all goes according to plan, however, it looks like America may wind up having a greater impact in the upcoming sequel, as the director has hinted that Kingsman 2 will feature an American agent.
Matthew Vaughn recently took part in a special Q&A session for Yahoo!, promoting the Blu-ray release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, and it was during this that the filmmaker hinted that we will learn about American agents in the sequel. Responding to a Twitter question about who he would consider to play an agent from the United States in the sequel, Vaughn simply teased,
All I can say is that you'll find out in two years in the sequel. I'm not going to give it away now. So stay tuned.
In the first Kingsman, we are introduced to the titular clandestine organization as being an exclusively British group - but how an American agent might enter the game is an interesting idea to ponder over. Will it be an American trying to become an agent in Britain, or does America have it's own "branch" of the group? If so, how long have they been around? Surely we'll find out more about this when Kingsman 2 gets around to casting.
As he also noted during the Q&A, Vaughn is currently hard at work penning the script for Kingsman 2, though at this point not much is known about the direction it will head in. I mean this in two ways, as we not only know jack about the plot, but Vaughn has not yet confirmed that he will direct the project. Thus far in his career, he has stayed away from follow-ups to his own movies (ultimately not deciding to make movies like Kick-Ass 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past), but in the video he suggests that he might be up for directing the movie in addition to being credited as the screenwriter. He explained,
I have to feel inspired and that I'm doing something different, and pushing my boundaries. Sequels normally you're doing more of the same. I'm trying to reinvent how to do a sequel at the moment, and it's tough. I'm in love with these characters, and I want to work with them again, so I’ll probably be breaking the rule of tending not to make sequels.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on both Blu-ray and DVD, and if Matthew Vaughn's time table winds up being accurate, it looks like we can expect Kingsman 2 - or whatever it winds up being called - in theaters some time in 2017.