Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton have been confirmed as the newest members of Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman’ prequel.

Arterton and Taylor-Johnson will be joining Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou and Alison Steadman. The film focuses on the early days of the institute will also see Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes play the protege/mentor pairing. The brilliant Tom Hollander also joins the cast in multiple roles as King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas II – all of whom are part of Queen Victoria’s family tree within the film.

Taking the period drama route, the film will see Harris Dickinson’s cocky young WW1 hero Conrad eager to continue serving his country. It will focus on the man who would go on to become Kingsman and focus on world history.

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The third in the franchise that will carry on after ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is also full steam ahead. This instalment will see a return for Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and Colin Firth’s Harry with a view of tying up their story for good. Production is looking likely to start towards the end of 2019, giving Vaughn a short break after filming the prequel.

With the aforementioned prequel and threequel at full steam ahead, the proposed spin-off TV series seems to have taken a back seat at this moment in time. There are currently no details available as to when this will head into production.