When it comes to spy movies, you've got your gritty Bourne franchise, the action extravaganzas of Mission: Impossible and the sexy Bond films. Then you have the Kingsman franchise, which is something else entirely. Based on the comics by Mark Millar, Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman films are crowd pleasers that are crazy, stylish, funny and action-packed and now it looks like we have more of h to look forward to. Following the second film in the franchise, last year's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, it is looking like Kingsman 3 is definitely happening.
According to Exhibitor Relations, Fox's Untitled Kingsman Movie, which is presumably Kingsman 3, is set for release just over a year from now, on November 8, 2019. On top of that, writer-director Matthew Vaughn is set to return to pen the screenplay and direct the film, thus completing the trilogy. There isn't an official plot description yet, but we know that Matthew Vaughn was planning Kingsman 3 while working on the second film. The director has spoken in the past about the third film in the franchise taking the characters on a journey to a place we've never seen them before, and it would presumably conclude the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship.
The first two Kingsman films released in February and September, respectively, but now it seems Fox plans to wade into the slightly more dangerous waters of November. If Kingsman 3 sticks to this release date it would be opening a week after Wonder Woman 1984 and would also be facing off with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which also opens on November 8. It's also worth noting that fellow spy flick Bond 25 was originally set to come out on this date, though that has since been moved to February 14, 2020.
Despite the fact that Kingsman: The Golden Circle didn't perform nearly as well critically as its predecessor, Kingsman: The Secret Service, it's unsurprising that the franchise is getting a third film. The Golden Circle made around 22% less than the first film domestically, but made up for it internationally, and both films passed the $410 million mark worldwide. And although the second film has a bit more of a lukewarm reception among fans, I think we all want to see more of Eggsy and Harry Hart and this creative and fun world, so this Kingsman 3 news is welcome. With Matthew Vaughn returning, hopefully he can bring this trilogy to a satisfying end.
The news of Kingsman 3 definitely happening is great news for fans of the franchise, but it may just be the tip of the iceberg for stories set in this world. News came out earlier this year that Mathew Vaughn was setting up a new studio with the intent to tell more Kingsman stories. In addition to completing the main trilogy, there is also a plan to release a prequel that would follow the organization in the early 1900s, as well as a Statesman spinoff. On top of that, a limited run TV series is also planned. So clearly there is plenty of well-dressed action on the way.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest news on Kingsman 3, and if you want to get a head start planning out your moviegoing next year, check out our 2019 release schedule.