Kingsman: The Secret Service was no doubt one the biggest box-office hits of the last year, breathing new life into the spy-genre and making an unexpected action-star out of Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth overnight.
Much to everyone’s dismay however…
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…Colin Firth’s bad-ass character met an untimely demise towards the end of the film, leaving audiences wondering exactly how they could ever make a successful sequel without the superstar.
Alas, it appears hope is on the horizon for fans of the British spy franchise – Kingsman creator Mark Miller, the man behind the original comic, recently hinted that the resurrection of Firth’s character was their primary concern when penning the sequels script. Speaking to IGN, Miller spoke of the work going on behind the scenes with director Matthew Vaughn:
“That’s the conversation everyone’s having right now, because part of what made that movie work is Colin. Colin’s fantastic, it was a two-hander, that film. You also want to have the integrity of the story, so if you are bringing him back, it has to make sense. That’s where it is at the moment. Beats of the story have been done. Screenplay co-writers Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman are working on it at the moment. Some things have to be worked out, some decisions have still to be made and everything, so it’s all fairly amorphous, but all going well.”
Though the exact details of how Firth’s character will return are yet to be cemented, there are numerous options for the writers to play around with, and they promise that whatever is decided, it will make sense.
He’s one of the biggest actors on the planet and one that frequently been associated with superhero roles in the past, but it seems Matthew McConaughey in happy to pass on the villain role in the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ sequel.
The reasons as to why he would pass on the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated sequels of 2017 is a mystery, especially considering some of the most loved and critically celebrated superhero characters are in fact evil – Loki, Heath Ledger’s Joker… You get the point.
One reason could perhaps stem from McConaughey’s desire to one day play a superhero in either a Marvel or DC Comics franchise – the Academy Award-winning actor has previously come close, having entered into negotiations for the role of Captain America before Chris Evans was eventually cast in the now record-breaking Marvel film franchise.
Despite McConaughey turning the yet undisclosed villain role down in the upcoming ‘GOTG 2‘, director James Gunn has confirmed that the role will be cast within the next two weeks, with surely a big star name set to the join the Marvel sequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sees Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista all returns to their starring roles as they also prepare to enter the expansive Avengers universe for the soon-to-be epic blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War – parts 1 and 2.
The trailer is finally here for Captain America: Civil War, the most dramatic installment of Marvel‘s record-breaking ‘Avengers’ franchise, starring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr who’s characters go head-to-head.
When a new bill is passed by the US Senate requiring all superheroes to make themselves known to the US government, the once strong Avengers find themselves divided between Captain America (Evans) who’s opposed to the law, and Iron Man (Downey Jr) who’s for it.
Captain Ameica: Civil War, starring Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Elizabeth Olsen, will also introduce a whole new set of hereos to the universe including Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). It hits cinemas worldwide from April 29, 2016.