He’s previously suggested it, “Rocketman” actor Taron Egerton is doubling down on his comments that a third “Kingsman” film will likely be his final outing as his character of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin.
The film series began with 2014’s well-reviewed “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which also helped launch Egerton’s career. A direct sequel followed in 2017, and a World War I-era prequel in 2021 that didn’t involve Egerton.
Plans for a third sequel began almost five years ago, but the film never quite reached the production stage as it kept stalling due to various delays.
In a new interview with Collider, Egerton said he has ideas for the new film he’d like to pitch to director Matthew Vaughn, with the main one being a desire for the film to have a ‘fitting ending’ for his character:
“Yeah, I mean, I have an idea for Kingsman. I have my own idea that I would like to pitch to Matthew, and I think that will be happening soon, but he has the wheels in motion on a big idea of his own.
So who knows, you know? Who knows where it will land? But he has every intention of making it, and I have every intention of playing Eggsy one more time. That was always what I thought I was committed to doing.
It’s the role that made my name, so I suppose, in a way, I just want it to be absolutely right if we do it again, and I want the story to do justice to the part that really changed my life. I want it to be a fitting ending.
I would, obviously, really hope that Colin [Firth] would come back for at least a part of it, and who knows? We’ll have to see, but we are planning to talk about it. Actually, the next time we see one another, so who knows? Watch this space. But, you know, he’s certainly not backing off the idea.
Vaughn previously indicated in interviews that he had hoped to see the “Kingsman” franchise expand fairly aggressively, though the disappointing results for “The King’s Man” may have tempered those expectations.
Egerton currently stars in “Tetris”, which hit the Apple TV+ service on Friday with very good reviews. Vaughn, who also produced “Tetris,” most recently directed the Henry Cavill-led “Argylle,” which hasn’t set a release date yet.