Studios know when they have a hit franchise on their hands. For example, Marvel announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 had been given the go-ahead a few days before the second film had even premiered.
Fans of the Kingsman franchis should rejoice, because it looks like the Matthew Vaughn movies will be getting a similar treatment. While the second installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, doesn't hit theaters until the fall, Matthew Vaughn has already begun working on number three.
At a Fox premiere event in London, Vaughn treated those in attendance to a screening of The Golden Circle's first act. After debuting the footage, which was received extremely well, the director talked a bit about the franchise.
At one point, Vaughn revealed that there was definitely a third movie being planned. He started the plans way back when he was still writing the second movie. He claimed that the third Kingsman would tell a surprising story, and that "no one will predict where Eggsy winds up."
Matthew Vaughn says when they were writing Kingsman The Golden Circle they were already thinking about the 3rd one.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 5, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle arrives in theaters on September 29, 2017.
The film is being directed by Matthew Vaughn. The script was co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, based on the "The Secret Service" comic book created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It is produced by Vaughn, David Reid, and Adam Bohling.