Back in 2014, few had any serious expectations that Kingsman: The Secret Service would be anything other than an average action movie. Fast forward two and a bit years and $414.4m at the box office later, and all of a sudden the Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton picture is regarded as a resounding success from 20th Century Fox.
Sitting down with the media, as the 27-year old Brit talked his role on Sing, Egerton was quizzed as to which character would work well with Eggsy in a crossover. Not shirking the question, the actor pointed to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool as the ideal candidate.
"I guess the tone of Deadpool would probably lend itself best," he responded. "You know, some of the others are a little bit more family orientated, whereas Kingsman and Deadpool are both pretty R. So I guess maybe that would work quite well. Ryan's a great guy, I met him very recently. Eggsy and Deadpool, who knows. I dread to think what those boys would get up to."
Deleted Scene To Feature In Kingsman Sequel
Although the release date of the follow up Kingsman: The Golden Circle was postponed from June 16 to October 6, Egerton outlined that the production was well and truly on time with the new schedule. Providing a little clue that a scene left on the cutting room floor in the original will make it's way in the sequel, the actor outlined that none other than Elton John was involved in said scene.
"Matthew (Vaughn director) knows and likes Elton, and knows that he brings something that fits the tone of the Kingsman world," he replied. "I think I can say that there's a deleted scene from the first one, that I personally thought shouldn't have been cut, and that's now in the second film. But what it is... I don't think I can say."
Politics Never Far From Kingsman World
In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, Egerton remarked that the political world and the overlapping narrative of those themes would eventually come into the fold for the sequel. Saying that the first touched on some common social themes, the Brit argued that he could only say so much with the director getting to make the commentary.
"Quite right," he said. "Though I have to be pretty careful what I say, Matthew can say what he wants, it's his film. I think it very much is political. I think I can say there's a 'presidential' thread that runs through the new film. I think that, each time, whenever there's a new global threat that arises in the world of Kingsman, it will be something that may have genuine relevance. In the first one, I guess we could say it's over population, and in this one, it's a similarly pertinent global theme. But I think you're right. It's a warped, distorted presentation of politics, but I think the themes are definitely there."