2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service was director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the incredibly popular graphic novel written by Vaughn and Mark Millar (creator and writer of the Kickass comic series), and featuring art by Dave Gibbons (of Watchman fame). The film brought in over $410 million, an incredible feat for an R-rated movie. Kingsman also introduced the world to rising star Taron Egerton.
Kingsman 2 is the film's highly anticipated sequel, and will see Egerton reprise his role as Eggsy. Vaughn will also return to direct the film, and will co-write the script with Jane Goldman (who also co-wrote the script for Kingsman: The Secret Service with Vaughn). Little is known about the plot of the upcoming film, but Egerton did offer up a few details in an interview with Collider:
We're shooting in the summer at present. There's a script, it's brilliant. Obviously there's only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the UK; that won't be the case with the next one.
Egerton called it a "far more international story" that will take the British spy to "some incredible places". Vaughn had hinted about setting the sequel in the United States to visit a similar training program in America. While Egerton was mum on those details, he did speak about the film's villain. He said that the character would "rival Samuel L. Jackson", and praised the screenwriters saying that the villain is "so brilliantly written I wish I could play it".
Kingsman 2 is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017, and thus far, only Egerton is slated to return to the project. You can catch him next in Eddie the Eagle with Hugh Jackman in March. Egerton was also announced as the star of the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins film, a gritty telling of the archer's beginnings.