Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit back in 2014, grossing over $400 million worldwide and receiving rave reviews despite the odd bit of controversy. Now, Matthew Vaughn is about to take the helm of a sequel which he tells Empire Magazine will be called Kingsman: The Golden Circle. What does that mean? Unfortunately, plot details are being kept under wraps, but the concept art below does shed at least some light on the story.
In it we see the destroyed Kingsman HQ, the Statesman HQ (which is the American version of the spy organisation), and Poppyland, the secret lair of lead villain Poppy (played by Julianne Moore). It’s after that attack that Eggsy and Merlin head to the US, an organisation led by a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy” called Jack and Halle Berry’s Ginger.
Asked about returning for the sequel and whether he’ll be going out of his way to top what came before (such as that epic church sequence), Vaughn said: “I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot. You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
That will apparently include a skiing sequence, a barroom brawl, robot dogs, one-armed henchmen, and the heroes being attacked by what Vaughn calls, “a massive f***ing frankfurter.” To see all of the new concept art from the Kingsman sequel, click below.