Despite having the outer lines for the third installment of the franchise mapped out during the production of the threequel, filming on Kingsman 3 has still not started. With Disney’s acquisition of Fox and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the world, the project never got off on the right foot.
But, now Taron Egerton, who starred as Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in the previous two installments of the Kingsman franchise, has shed some light on the state of the project.
Egerton recently spoke to Radio Times at the Newport Beach Film Festival in the UK, and when asked about his potential return to the series, he offered this cautiously optimistic update:
Do you know what, I would. I think I would if I felt that it had a really great story and a great arc for him. If we go back and visit Eggsy, which might happen apparently, I think I want to know what being in that world for 10 years does to your head and I want to see him change. What is it like to be a 35-year-old Kingsman, because I’m not the kid anymore? So, there we are."
Everton would go on to say that whatever storyline the new project developed, he hoped it would differentiate it from its predecessors. "I really don’t want to just go and do six months of fighting. I really don’t. People love it – it’s exhausting, it’s just not stimulating for me."
This is quite understandable given the Welch actor is pushing into his fourth decade and the two previous projects felt a lot more like teen movies.
With reports surfacing that Taron Egerton is due for an MCU role in the near future, it's clear the actor is looking for a more sustainable venture. Kingsman 3 was not the only project imagined within the Kingsman universe Matthew Vaughan had mentioned, with a television series called the Statesman also popping up.
Given that the threequel was supposed to start filming in 2019 right after the work on the sequel had already finished and we didn't hear anything until two years ago, it's understandable for Egerton to have a reserved opinion about the future of the franchise.
If it's any consolation, Egerton might not be a part of the MCU just yet since Hugh Jackman is expected to reprise his role as Wolverine, at least in Deadpool 3. In that case, Kingsman 3 and the other planned spin-offs could still happen although that's highly unlikely given the current state of things over at Disney.