For some films we know opening weekend that they are destined for sequels. Some have to wait to see how the final numbers look. $400M globally is usually the number that spurs the discussion of go-or-no-go for a sequel to an action franchise. Kingsman is currently sitting at $401M. Well the conversation has occurred and we now know whether the Kingsman is a one shot flick or a franchise.
Kingsman opened fairly well, but it was really the legs of the box office numbers that led to Fox GREENLIGHT the sequel for this really fun movie. We got a franchise here!
There was no announcement by the studio or a timetable, but there will be a followup to the R-rated comic book adaptation directed byMatthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth, individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
It makes sense. The London-set “Kingsman: The Secret Service”crossed the $400 million mark at the global box office this weekend. It generated most of that — about $275 million — from abroad.
Happy to see where they go with this. This was a fun movie and I would like to explore this universe a little more. This will be an original script as Mark Millar did not do a sequel to the comic series on which this film was based. Here’s to hoping Millar is involved in the story. His cheeky style was front and center in this movie!