Recently, in-between her directing gigs on shows like The Mandolorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Bryce Dallas Howard has of course been fighting dinosaurs yet again in the Jurassic World franchise. As Jurassic World: Dominion is in the works for its big 2022 release date, Howard has been hyping fans up every step of the way. Though there’s a new announcement that’s hype worthy outside of this franchise, as Bryce Dallas Howard seems to have found her Jurassic World: Dominion follow-up, which sounds like it’ll have her continuing to ditch heels in the name of action.
Per a report from sources who spoke with Observer, Kingsman franchise creator Matthew Vaughn is allegedly writing and directing an untitled spy thriller. Bryce Dallas Howard is speculated to be the lead, an author who writes spy thrillers, but has forgotten that she’s also a spy herself. This amnesia is soon cleared, when a fellow former agent and a rogue faction both threaten the organization she previously worked for. Rumored to be up for those roles is Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively.
Based on these early details, Bryce Dallas Howard’s potential spy thriller sounds pretty amazing. And besides the potential participation of Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson, there’s allegedly talks for even more “big names” being invited to play along. Which sounds about right, as Matthew Vaughn’s familiarity with global espionage and all-star casts fits in with the work he’s done with the Kingsman movies.
Vaughn, who’s already been through two Kingsman films and has the prequel The King’s Man set to release in December, also has some huge plans for his other spy-fi universe as well. A third entry into the Kingsman mythos underway, which would act as the final chapter of Taron Egerton and Colin Firth’s spy duo story, has always been in the cards. But the larger plans for the Kingsman universe have us thinking there might be a deeper connection between this world and the one Bryce Dallas Howard is said to be circling.
Towards the end of 2020, Zygi Kamasa, the CEO of Marv Group, had mentioned that in addition to additional Kingsman film and TV projects, a couple of other franchises were being developed as well. We know that Kingsman and even a spin-off for the US based organization The Statesman are both in play; but could The Division, the group that Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, and Samuel L. Jackson all were a part of at one point, be another player in the overarching universe?
Much like the status of this untitled project, it’s all speculative at this point. But for now, the prospect of Matthew Vaughn developing a new spy thriller, with Bryce Dallas Howard in the lead, sounds fantastic. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this project sooner than later, but if you’re looking for some more Vaughn-crafted spy action, The King’s Man is set to deliver just that on December 22nd. Meanwhile, Bryce Dallas Howard can next be seen in Jurassic World: Dominion, when it opens on June 10th, 2022.