If you think ‘Kingsman’ you instantly think Taron Egerton. However, the actor who has recently been shooting Elton John biopic, ‘Rocketman’ won’t be returning to the franchise for its third film.
During the promotional tour for his next film ‘Robin Hood’ which hits cinemas on the 21st of November. The British actor revealed to Yahoo that he won’t be returning to the role of Eggsy but hasn’t ruled out a return in future instalments.
“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie. That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me. His idea for the new one is incredibly exciting. I’m sad that I won’t be on that journey with him, but it’s not the last you’ve seen of Eggsy.”
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Kingsman 3 will be set during World War I in the early days of the Secret Service. It will follow new recruit, Conrad and his mentor at the service which is reported to be played by Ralph Fiennes.
Alongside this prequel, 20th Century Fox also wants to take the franchise forward with another sequel and a TV series. Kingsman 3 has been scheduled for a November 8th 2019 release.
Egerton will next be seen as the hero that robbed the rich to give to the poor, ‘Robin Hood’, He also voices El-Ahrairah in the upcoming TV adaptation of Watership Down and will play Elton John in the Dexter Fletcher biopic ‘Rocketman’.