Taron Egerton is one hot commodity this days, as he is currently facing a problem that only a hot rising Hollywood star could have.
The Welsh actor broke out playing a secret agent in training opposite Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secret Service. With a box office take of $412.1 million, the film was successful enough that its studio, 20th Century Fox, has now decided to green light a sequel, with Egerton still attached as the lead. They are now targeting to start production on April.
However, thanks to his new found fame, Egerton was also cast in Lionsgate Studio's Robin Hood: Origins. He will be playing the lead and title character, which is all well and good -- but production is set to begin in February. Big studio films tend to take months to finish filming, and it may overlap with the Kingsman sequel.
Of course, Fox has first dibs on Egerton. After all, he did sign a sequel option for Kingsman, but, since Robin Hood: Origins is already ahead in schedule and there is still no assurance that Kingsman will begin in April, there might be a chance that they could wrap up filming before Egerton is needed for the next film.
Insiders are said to be optimistic that it will pan out, and perhaps both studios could just negotiate minor changes to their schedules if they clash? After all, if Egerton's star rises, that would mean a better chance in the box office for their respective film franchises.