Taron Egerton has revealed to Yahoo Movies UK that his Kingsman franchise character, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, will not appear in the upcoming third installment.
“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 said. “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.”
Egerton played Eggsy in both Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and last year’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
The third film, which 20th Century Fox has scheduled for a November 15, 2019 release date, is expected to focus on the Secret Service’s missions in the early 1900s. The site says it will introduce a teen named Conrad, who wants to fight in World War I.
Matthew Vaughn is returning to write and direct the new movie, which was previously said to be a spin-off titled Kingsman: The Great Game.
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman in 2014. In 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, and these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world.
The Secret Service cost $81 million to make and grossed $414.4 million worldwide, while The Golden Circle cost $104 million and earned $410.9 million globally.