Although the Kingsman series may have made Taron Egerton an international star, the actor will not be returning for the upcoming sequel.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies, the actor – promoting his latest movie Robin Hood – 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.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with [director] 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 the series’ leading character Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, a James Bond-like spy who works for a secret service, in both Kingsman and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Vaughn directed both instalments and gave Egerton an insight about what’s to come.
“His idea for the new one is incredibly exciting,” Egerton continued. “I’m sad that I won’t be on that journey with him but it’s not the last you’ve seen of Eggsy.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle concluded with Eggsy marrying a princess, which many presumed meant the sequel would see the character awkwardly balance home-life and undercover work. Perhaps Eggsy has settled down for good with his new bride?
Kingsman 3 currently has a release date of 8 November, 2019