After several COVID-based delays, the long-awaited Kingsman prequel movie finally arrives in cinemas on Boxing Day. Titled The King's Man, the story takes us back to the early 1900s to witness the formation of the top-secret spy organisation. Starring  Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, and Djimon Hounsou, The King's Man hits cinemas a full two years after it was initially set for release. 

Director Matthew Vaughn had previously teased a wealth of Kingsman based projects, from spin-offs to TV shows for the world created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Recently, Vaughn has offered an update on the potential plot for the follow-up to The Golden Circle that should see the return of Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. During a press event for The King's Man, Vaughn confirmed that Eggsy and Harry will be reuniting.

“Eggsy and Harry [will be in it], obviously. But it’s the gang coming back together and it's one of those moments that…when we wrote the screenplay, it was very much about, okay, I saw how people loved the relationship of Eggsy and Harry. So we just came up with this thing, what could be the ultimate reason for them to either fall in love or to hate each other forever? So that's what this movie is all about is will they or won't they, let’s just say."

Technically speaking, Disney has yet to give Kingsman 3 the go-ahead officially, but according to Vaughn, a decision will be made in the next few weeks. Roughly translated, Disney executives will make their minds up once they see how The King's Man does at the box office. However, should Disney pass, it won't be the end of the franchise as his production company (Marv) own the rights to Kingsman, which means Vaughn would be free to set a sequel up elsewhere. Speaking about the unique way he makes (and funds) his projects, Vaughn revealed that he finds it easier to fund his movies himself. 

"I've been financing all my movies for a long time purely because I find it easier. I was lucky enough that once I started making…like Lock, Stock was the first thing we financed, and that was 900 grand. So, we've always tended to make profits, and then you get to a point where you make profits and then you make money in life."

Meanwhile, Matthew Vaughn's other spy franchise is shaping up nicely, with Argylle arriving on AppleTV+ sometime next year. Starring  Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena, Dua Lipa, and Samuel L. Jackson, Argylle is the first instalment in a planned trilogy with Vaughn hoping to get started on the sequel after Kingsman 3.