Before you get too excited, know that there are a few major hurdles that could push the start date back. First, the script isn't complete. Director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman, the pair that wrote the first film, are hammering away at the sequel's script as we speak.
The second hurdle? Taron Egerton, the young British actor that portrayed street kid-turned-gentleman spy Eggsy (Taron Egerton), may have a scheduling conflict. A few months ago, Egerton was cast in the title role of Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins and that film is scheduled to begin filming in February. Since that shoot will be extensive there would be an overlap with Kingsman 2. However, Fox has an option on Egerton which supersedes Lionsgate's contract with Egerton. That means Fox has the leverage to make Egerton bail on Robin Hood, though, THR is told by their sources that something will get worked out between the two studios.
A super-secret organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a dire global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. A phenomenal cast, including Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine, lead this action-packed spy-thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class).