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Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service maintains a feverish sprint of a pace. If you only see it once, there’s a good chance small yet funny details will slip through your fingers as you are bouncing along to the director’s rock-and-roll vibe. With the hit movie reaching DVD, fans of the spy spoof will be able to pause, rewind and analyze each frame of the pop-art comedy thriller, so I asked the movie’s star – Taron Egerton – what we should be looking out for.
Egerton plays Eggsy, a roughnik from the streets of London who is recruited for an elite spy agency by Harry Hart, played by the suave and sophisticated Colin Firth. Kingsman acts as an origin story for Eggsy, and more on that in a second. But during an exclusive interview, I asked the actor if he could point out a fun Easter egg from the movie that people might have missed, and he didn’t disappoint. He told us:
I mean, you’re probably asking the wrong person. Matthew Vaughn is probably the person to ask. One thing I can tell you off the top of my head, is that when I rescue the Swedish princess, the code I punch into the panel on the door spells ‘Anal.’"
That’s a vulgar yet hilarious throwback to the filthy (and controversial) sex joke that Vaughn had to fight to keep in the movie. And I’m sure that it’s the tip of the iceberg. What other Easter eggs have you guys spotted, now that you can either rent or own Vaughn’s hit film? Tell us in the comments section.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service seems destined to have a longer life than expected. While Hollywood is always on the lookout for franchise players, Vaughn’s sassy adaptation of Mark Millar’s graphic novel was looked at as a one-and-done. "We’ll see how it does" was the general consensus. Heck, the movie had no issue killing off important characters, as if to say they wouldn’t be needed for sequels. But the actor already is planning for Kingsman 2, and shared with me bold ideas of where he’d love the story to go. Egerton told me:
It’s such a wild crazy world. If we were to do a sequel, I would like to see, personally -- and I hate to describe it as just my feelings -- I’d like to see Eggsy have to deal with the very real ramifications of the first film. That’s what I’d love to see. … I think what happens at the end of the movie would have a big global effect. And also what Eggsy has to deal with. You know, Eggsy doesn’t have the time to deal with the loss of Harry at the end of the first film. I’d love to see that, you know, see what really, see how it really hits home."
Kingsman: The Secret Service really connected with its audience, generating more than $400 million at the box office. That’s usually sequel money, though nothing has been confirmed just yet. The film’s now available on DVD and Blu-ray, so check it out soon!