Matthew Vaughn initially had reservations about directing Kingsman 2. The 45 year old writer, producer and director has a number of impressive action films under his belt, having released hits like Layer Cake, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class in the past.
He was also behind the camera for 2015 spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service and although he has signed up to direct the sequel to this espionage flick, Vaughn confesses many concerns were raised in the beginning that left him considering whether the project was worth taking on.
“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not,” he told Empire magazine. “I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot.”
Now that Vaughn is very confident in the strength of the follow-up’s storyline, he has finally decided on a title for the feature, telling the publication it will be called Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Some moviegoers were particularly impressed by an action sequence in a scene from the original film Kingsman: The Secret Service that took place in a church. But it’s unlikely Vaughn will be recreating the scene in The Golden Circle.
“You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence,” he explained. “I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
The remarkable action scenes in the sequel he is speaking of include robotic dogs, a bar fight and fighting while skiing in addition to the heroes being struck by “a massive f**king frankfurter” at one point.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will reach theaters on June 16, 2017.