Matthew Vaughn-directed Kingsman prequel, The Great Game, adds Liam Neeson to its stellar cast
Meanwhile, Kingsman 3, the sequel, is set to go on floors later this year
Kingsman 3 is expected to go on floors later this year right after Matthew Vaughn's finishes editing the Kingsman prequel, The Great Game.
In an interview to promote the Elton John biopic, Rocketman (which he produced and Taron Egerton stars in), Vaughn told Digital Spy, “We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy (Egerton) and Harry (Colin Firth) relationship. The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told, which we’re ready to do, and I’m hoping to shoot that later this year or the beginning of next year.” He further revealed that Egerton's excited to reprise his Kingsman role "because emotionally it's a lot less draining," compared to his work on Rocketman.
Launched in 2015, the Kingsman movies are based on Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar's The Secret Service comic books, and follow the adventures of a British spy organization known as Kingsman. Vaughn's first two Kingsman films grossed a combined $825 million at the global box office and the franchise is being expanded with an upcoming prequel and sequel (both directed by Vaughn), in addition to a potential TV show and more spinoffs down the line.
Elsewhere, Deadline revealed that Liam Neeson plays a pivotal role in The Great Game, which takes place in the early 20th century and explores the eponymous organisation's early days.
Vaughn is directing the movie from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman (his writing partner), and the prequel's cast includes Harris Dickinson of TV series Trust fame as its young lead, along with seasoned veterans like Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Charles Dance, and Djimon Hounsou.
Neeson will next be seen in the June release, Men in Black: International, adding to his stellar turns in other franchises like Star Wars prequel trilogy and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.