“He and I have slightly different ideas”: Major Creative Differences Stopping Nearly Shut Down Taron Egerton’s Kingsman 4 After Clash With $934M Franchise Director

Major Creative Differences Stopping Nearly Shut Down Taron Egerton’s Kingsman 4 After Clash With $934M Franchise Director
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The filming for the fourth installment of the Kingsman franchise experienced delay for several years, and lead star Taron Egerton reveals the reason behind it. Drawing from the success of the first Kingsman movie, director Matthew Vaughn decided to make more spy films, thus the much-awaited Kingsman: The Blue Blood was already laid on the table.

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The project has been brewing at the headquarters since 2017, but due to the pandemic, it has been shelved for a while. The movie was originally slated for a 2023 release, but up until now, it remains in the development stage.

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Taron Egerton Shares His Creative Vision For Upcoming Kingsman 4

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Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Secret Service

Fans are probably wondering what on earth is happening with Kingsman: The Blue Blood and Taron Egerton may have the answer. In an interview with Radio Times magazine, the Rocketman star confirmed that he and Matthew Vaughn are having debates about the film:

The director Matthew Vaughn and I talk about it a lot. We have slightly different ideas about the direction it should take, and he’s the boss.”

Egerton admitted that he would still love to play Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin, but he wanted it to be much more than what the first movie gave to the viewers:

It feels weirdly like a long time ago now, Kingsman. I would do it, but it would have to be not just about the concept. There was a distorted coming-of-age, My Fair Lady thing with that first film. He was very much a kid.”

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The 33-year-old Welsh actor shared his vision for the character after playing the role for a decade:

Now it’s 10 years on, I’m 10 years older, so I’d want it to be a different kind of story. I’d want it to be about that character, as opposed to just about saving the world.”

Egerton knows quite the path he wants to tread for his character, and while his idea might be clashing with Vaughn’s creative direction, it sounds just about fitting and appropriate after years have passed, and Eggsy is now more experienced.

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Taron Egerton Would Return To Kingsman Franchise On One Condition

Speaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival UK via Radio Times, Egerton confessed that he would like to return to the franchise if his character is given a good arc and not just endless fighting. He further shared more of his vision for the upcoming movie:

You know what, I would. I think I would if I felt that it had a really great story and a great arc for him. I really don’t want to just go and do six months of fighting. I really don’t. People love it – it’s exhausting, it’s just not stimulating for me.”

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Colin Firth and Taron Egerton

At last, Egerton reiterated that he would like to explore what an older Eggsy would do now that he has more years of practice:

I would like to see… if we go back and visit Eggsy, which might happen apparently, I think I want to know what being in that world for 10 years does to your head, and I want to see him change. What is it like to be a 35-year-old Kingsman because I’m not the kid anymore? So, there we are.”

Kingsman 4: The Blue Blood will be set in the present day following the events in The Golden Circle. Details about the plot remain scarce, but Vaughn confirmed that Kingsman 4 would be the last iteration of the present-day Kingsman, hinting at a climactic and mind-blowing ending.

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Kingsman movies are available to watch on Disney+ and Hulu.

Source: Radio Times 1, 2

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