“Do you like spy movies? Samuel L. Jackson asks Colin Firth, as the former’s monomaniacal villain meets the latter’s debonair espionage agent in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Apparently, a lot of people like spy movies – especially rollicking spoofs of the Bond and Bourne genre. Having collected something in the vicinity of $400 million in global ticket sales since its release in February, the Matthew Vaughn-directed secret agent caper is, according to The Wrap, getting the sequel go-ahead from Twentieth Century Fox.
Adapted from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ Icon comic book The Secret Service, Kingsman -- with Taron Egerton as the plucky London street punk mentored by the unflappable, bespoke-tailored Firth -- is the stealth hit of early 2015. It opened (the same weekend as Fifty Shades of Grey) with a minimum of hype and a steady stream of moviegoers, and the audience numbers never flagged. Firth is expected to reprise the role of Harry Hart, code-name Galahad. Vaughn, who directed X-Men: First Class and the two Kick-Ass pictures, is also expected to return.
In the meantime, Kingsman 1 becomes available on Digital HD May 15, and on Blu-ray and DVD June 9.