There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Kingsman series in the last year or so. The latest entry in the series was more or less a commercial success but the critical reception was not as good as the first one. Then, in September, it was confirmed that a third movie was happening. As for what that movie could entail that is still up in the air but one character is confirmed not to turn. Taron Egerton, while doing press for Robin Hood, has confirmed to Yahoo that he isn’t returning for the third movie.
“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie,” Egerton said. “That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me.”
Egerton went on to praise director and writer Matthew Vaughn’s idea for the third movie but does say this isn’t the last time we’ve seen Egggsy.
“His idea for the new one is incredibly exciting,” the actor said. “I’m sad that I won’t be on that journey with him but it’s not the last you’ve seen of Eggsy.”
The most prominent rumor about this movie is that it was going to be a prequel. Yahoo seems to be confirming, mostly, that it will indeed be a prequel ” focus on the Secret Service’s missions during the early 20th Century. It will also introduce a teen named Conrad, who wants to fight in World War I, as well as a new adult character rumoured to be played by Ralph Fiennes.” There were also rumors that this prequel and another sequel could be shot back to back. This writer is going to continue to hold onto hope that they bring back the criminally underused Sophie Cookson as Roxy as some point.
Summary: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.
Robin Hood, directed by Otto Bathurst, stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Foxx, and Eve Hewson. It will be released on November 21st.