HN Entertainment has learned some early production information on Kingsman 3, the third installment in the R-rated comic book franchise created by Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen).
They are indeed returning to England to shoot, something we have assumed for months now. We’re expecting that production will be taking place at Longcross Film Studios in Surrey, England (shooting dates are unclear).
Longcross was previously used for Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The King’s Man.
You might remember that The King’s Man and Kingsman 3 were being developed at the same time, which led to some confusion with the titles (Kingsman 3 was actually the project titled Kingsman: The Great Game).
The prequel starring Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson moved forward ahead of Kingsman 3 and is now set to be released on February 14th, 2020.
Deadline had previously reported that Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie, Filth) is potentially directing the third installment for Marv Films (unknown why Matthew Vaughn isn’t) and we’ve heard that as well.
Matthew Vaughn while speaking with ThePlaylist hoped that Kingsman 3 begins filming either later this year (now unlikely) or early 2020 (more likely).
VAUGHN: And then we hope to shoot ‘Kingsman 3’ either late this year or early next year, but it won’t be out until 2021, so, who knows? If everyone likes the next two movies—there’s two more to come, hopefully, people like them enough that we can count on making another one.
Actor Targon Egerton confirmed recently at the ACE Universe Comic-Con in Chicago that Kingsman 3 has a script.
EGERTON: “I’m really not allowed to say anything, but there is a script and it’s a really neat idea.”
But you are coming back as Eggsy?
EGERTON: “The plan at the moment is that we’ll do another one. That’s what we’d like to do.”
Taron recently played Elton John in the biopic Rocketman (another Marv Films production) and could be gearing up for awards season.
While Kingsman 3 is expected to be a go, 20th Century Fox has yet to officially announce it.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously cited the Kingsman franchise as a priority for them post-merger.
If production begins filming next year a release date in 2021 is possible.
We’re stoked to see how The King’s Man turns out with audiences in February.
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SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT