Despite seemingly being blown into a million pieces at the 2017 events Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Mark Strong refuses to rule out a return to the action-packed spy franchise. Strong, who played Kingsman’s tech support clerk, Merlin, in both episodes, feels anything can happen in this particular comic book movie universe, which he hopes leaves the door ajar for its resurrection.
‘I do not know. I would love to make those films. I thought that triumvirate, that connection of mine, Colin (Firth) and Taron (Egerton) was a great little gang. I was pretty sad, I think, as a lot of people were, when he gets to his dynamic end, we’ll say, “At the end of the second. I think there’s a third, and that universe, anything can happen like you know. ” I mean, Colin got shot in the eye and comes back and he’s fine. It’s fantasy, so I’m not ruling it out. ‘
Thanks to Mark Strong’s ever-reliable talents and charisma, Merlin proved to be a very popular character in the Kingsman franchise, and no doubt many would love to see him return … although exactly how that can be achieved is somewhat of a dilemma . Maybe a robot? Or maybe just a cameo as a hologram of Merlin that’s steeped in his personality and memories? Whatever it was decided, it sounds like Strong seized the opportunity to rejoin the Kingsman crew.
The third movie in the series, The King’s Man, is expected on December 22, 2021. Like so many other movies, The King’s Man has been delayed repeatedly amid global conditions, though it seems period espionage movie has been hit harder than most. Originally scheduled for release on November 15, 2019, the film was first delayed to February 14, 2020 and then to September 18, 2020. The release date was then moved to February 26, 2021 and, following the delay of Marvel’s slate of Phase Four films, The King’s Man was then pushed back two weeks to February 12, 2021, before being moved back to March 12, 2021. In January 2021, the release date was again postponed to August 20, 2021, before being further postponed to December 2021. Relief.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay by Vaughn and Karl Gajdusek and a story by Vaughn, The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance and finds a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds coming together to plot a war to millions of people and destroy humanity. A man and his protégé must race against time to stop them as the film reveals the origins of the elite secret service.
Vaughn revealed that The King’s Man will seeds for plants Kingsman 3 saying, “We’ve laid seeds for what’s going to happen in Kingsman 3, way back in here. And it’s going to be very different.” The director is reportedly planning up to seven movies in the franchise, as well as potential spin-offs and television projects, which should provide Mark Strong’s Merlin with ample opportunities to make a return in some way. This comes from Joblo.