'Kingsman 3' Takes Over James Bond Release Date; Here's Everything We Know

'Kingsman 3' Takes Over James Bond Release Date; Here's Everything We Know

Sep 24, 2018

Success maketh another sequel. Kingsman 3, revealed last year as being a possibility, has now been officially greenlit for a 2019 release. While the previous installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was not as well-received by critics as the original, Kingsman: The Secret Service (53% vs. 74% on Rotten Tomatoes), the sequel did about match the first movie's worldwide gross ($411 million vs. $414 million). Doing a third (and more) is obviously a good decision by Fox. 

And with the next James Bond movie pushed back to 2020, it makes sense for another spy film franchise to move into its place. The untitled third installment of the Kingsman series has revealed that it will take over the November 8, 2019, release date, according to Entertainment Weekly. Also confirmed is the news that Matthew Vaughn is again writing and directing the next Kingsman movie. 

Here's everything we know about Kingsman 3:

Who is coming back for the next sequel?

In addition to writer/director Matthew Vaughn, actors Taron Egerton and Colin Firth are expected to return as their respective characters Eggsy and Harry for Kingsman 3, as Vaughn stated to Empire earlier this year the sequel would mark "the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship." At the moment, however, no casting notices have been officially announced. 

Who is joining the franchise for Kingsman 3?

Again, no information is known yet, but last year, Vaughn expressed interest in casting Dwayne Johnson as the villain for Kingsman 3, following in the footsteps of prior Kingsman baddies Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. 

What is the plot this time around?

We haven't a clue just yet, but that "conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship" doesn't sound promising for fans hoping to see these main characters survive the ending. No way it means they just go their separate ways. Will they both die? Maybe just one of them will meeteth his maker -- the one who seemed to die in the first movie sounds plausible. 

If Eggsy and Harry are killed off, how will the franchise continue?

While fulfilling his interest in a closed trilogy, Vaughn has also announced a prequel titled Kingsman: The Great Game, a spinoff titled Statesman and an eight-hour limited series for television. The prequel is expected to shoot simultaneously with Kingsman 3 and will be set in the early part of the 20th century. Statesman will follow the American spies introduced in The Golden Circle.

When does Kingsman 3 come out?

Fox has officially announced Kingsman 3 will release on November 8, 2019.

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