In 2014, Matthew Vaughn & Fox presented the audience with a surprise movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and then with a sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle in 2017. Both of movies revolved around the adventures of an outcast, Eggsy, who was made into a super spy by the Kingsman Harry Hard, played by Colin Firth).
The third movie of the franchise is now in production and is reportedly based around World War I, as it will be an origin story for the spy organization. Ralph Fiennes will be playing the central character and the movie will be explaining how the entire organization was formed.
And this clearly means that the movie won’t be featuring Eggsy. Taron Egerton confirmed this news in his latest interview with Yahoo! Movies UK. Egerton was doing a conference in lieu of his upcoming movie, Robinhood. On being asked about reprising his role as Eggsy in the third part of his favorite franchise, he said,
“I don’t know how hot off the press this is, and I think I’m allowed to say it, but I’m not in the next Kingsman movie.”
Egerton goes on to say that he plans on returning as Eggsy again in the future, as he and Mathew Vaughn continue to talk about the future of the Kingsman franchise:
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me.”
Taron Egerton’s upcoming movie, Robinhood is about to hit the theatres later this month. The actor would then be working on the biopic of the music legend Elton John in 2019 Rocketman.