After two highly successful instalments, the third Kingsman film is set to begin its filming in January. The film will be based on Secret Service Comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eggsy and Colin Firth as Harry Hart.
The Kingsman service is an independent British spy agency, established after World War I by some very rich men, who had lost their loved ones during the war. This agency was to preserve peace and life after the horrors of the war.
Kingsman 3 will lay the foundation for Kingsman: The Great Game, that will be a prequel movie. However, Kingsman 3 will begin its filming in 2019 and will be shot in continuation with Kingsman: The Great Game. Here’s a report that reveals who will lead the prequel film:
The studio is on the lookout for two new leads. One of those new leads will be a teen by the name of Conrad. The young, cocky and charming son of a British Duke, Conrad is eager to find a way to serve his country during World War I…and perhaps the Kingsman offer him just that opportunity. The studio is also looking to cast an older lead male and while no details about his character have been revealed, we do know that the Ralph Fiennes is near or at the top of the studios list.
With this, it seems like the studio is looking for a historical counterpart to both Eggsy and Harry. However, the lead of The Great Game will have a nobler background. Ralph Fiennes is already speculated to be in the movie for a mentor role but it’s still unknown who will play the young lead in the film.
The creators also reveal that the Kingsman 3 will somehow open a backdoor to the prequel. This makes sense, keeping in mind that the original trilogy is coming to an end. Although the creators are also planning an 8-hour television series and a spinoff film about Statesman.
The Kingsman franchise has been a clear hit among fans with its R-rated action and outlandish gadgets but the prequel to the whole story definitely sounds like an interesting idea.