Matthew Vaughn, the acclaimed director who brought us Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and perhaps most notably, the Kingsman universe, has announced several new projects in the works. A new film in the Kingsman series was already pretty much confirmed; his other new projects, however, might surprise some fans. In an interview with Empire, Vaughn announced that not only is he working on a Kingsman spinoff but he is also rebooting the cult-favorite Kick-Ass movie based on the comics by Mark Millar.
The Kingsman spinoff will be called Kingsman: The Great Game and will be a period piece looking at the Kingsman organization at the turn of the 20th century. It will also likely be shot in direct succession with the new Kingsman movie, which will conclude most of the existing storylines.
As for the Kick-Ass reboot, this may come as a surprise considering that the film didn’t do particularly well upon its release, but it did gain a dedicated following in the same way that projects like Firefly have in the past. The reboot is said to focus on Kick-Ass himself, who is played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Vaughn also reports that there have been talks for making a solo Hit-Girl movie played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
There is no official release date for any of these movies, though the third Kingsman is expected to come out in the fall of 2019. Anyone who is eager to know what might happen in the new Kick-Ass movie(s), Vaughn says, “Look what Mark Millar is doing with the comic for clues.”
Finally, if you’re still hungry for more Kingsman, there is apparently an eight-hour TV show and a Statesmen film on the way which will focus on the American agents introduced at the end of the last Kingsman film played by Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Halle Berry. Looks like it’s going to be a busy few years for director Matthew Vaughn.