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Robin Hood: Origins delayed while Taron Egerton shoots Kingsman sequel

10.12.2015

A little under two weeks ago it was announced that the sequel to KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE was set to begin production next April despite neither having a script nor a director in place. However, there was one snag at the time as Taron Egerton was attached to play the lead role in Lionsgate's ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS, which was set to begin a lengthy production next February. Egerton is contracted for the KINGSMAN sequel, which meant that Matthew Vaughn could exercise his option on the actor and force Lionsgate to either recast the role or push production of ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS back.

With Matthew Vaughn now choosing to exercise his option on Egerton, THR reports that Lionsgate has selected the second option; ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS will wait for Taron Egerton to complete work on the KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE sequel and will likely shoot after KINGSMAN 2 wraps near the end of summer 2016. Bad news for those of you who were wanting that Robin Hood film sooner rather than later, but good news for Taron Egerton as he now finds himself as the lead of two new franchises.

After KINGSMAN and ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS, THR reports that Egerton is attached to star in CROOKS COUNTY, an indie crime drama which tells "the true tale of a whistleblower involved in an undercover FBI operation in 1980s Cook County, Illinois, that resulted in the largest number of convictions of government officials in American history."

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5:51PM on 10/13/2015
Robin Hood: Origins is a terrible title and honestly I'd rather see another Kingsman movie before I see another Robin Hood movie. So, I'm glad he exercised the option.
Robin Hood: Origins is a terrible title and honestly I'd rather see another Kingsman movie before I see another Robin Hood movie. So, I'm glad he exercised the option.
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9:47AM on 10/13/2015
Loved Kingsman. I hope the sequel can match it. Edgerton is my choice to replace Jackman as Wolverine if they wanted to go a longevity route...imho...I'm full of opinions today....
Loved Kingsman. I hope the sequel can match it. Edgerton is my choice to replace Jackman as Wolverine if they wanted to go a longevity route...imho...I'm full of opinions today....
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9:53AM on 10/13/2015
opinions and typos
opinions and typos
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5:43AM on 10/13/2015

Ummmmm

Hasn't every Robin Hood film made in the last 30 years been an origin story?
Hasn't the failures of Pan, XMO: Wolverine etc showed that Origin stories are not a good idea.
Will Robin Hood: Origins try to convince us that Prince John / Sherrif of Nottingham used to be really good guys who lost their way later on / became misunderstood.
Hasn't every Robin Hood film made in the last 30 years been an origin story?
Hasn't the failures of Pan, XMO: Wolverine etc showed that Origin stories are not a good idea.
Will Robin Hood: Origins try to convince us that Prince John / Sherrif of Nottingham used to be really good guys who lost their way later on / became misunderstood.
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10:14PM on 10/12/2015
I guess I'm the only one who thought Kingsmen was overrated. Yeah, it was fun and crazy in true Vaughn fashion, but it had a lot of plot holes and was too similar in story to Wanted (probably because of the same author). I think it was Vaughn's weakest film, but Firth was easily the best part. If he's not back, I have little interest in a sequel.
I guess I'm the only one who thought Kingsmen was overrated. Yeah, it was fun and crazy in true Vaughn fashion, but it had a lot of plot holes and was too similar in story to Wanted (probably because of the same author). I think it was Vaughn's weakest film, but Firth was easily the best part. If he's not back, I have little interest in a sequel.
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9:46PM on 10/12/2015
I'm just excited that we are actually getting a sequel to Kingsman after so much waiting and hoping. I just wish Vaughn would come back to direct again so this Kingsmen sequel doesn't turn into what Kick Ass 2 turned out to be.

And I wonder if Firth's character will be back as well.
I'm just excited that we are actually getting a sequel to Kingsman after so much waiting and hoping. I just wish Vaughn would come back to direct again so this Kingsmen sequel doesn't turn into what Kick Ass 2 turned out to be.

And I wonder if Firth's character will be back as well.
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12:37AM on 10/13/2015
Kingsmen released in 2014 and a sequel was announced very soon. It is 2015 now so I'd hardly call it so much waiting and hoping. We can't expect people to churn out movies and sequels every year and then rant about the quality.

I loved the movie and am looking forward to the sequel but I'm comfortable with Vaughn and his team taking their own sweet time so that we get another good installment.
Kingsmen released in 2014 and a sequel was announced very soon. It is 2015 now so I'd hardly call it so much waiting and hoping. We can't expect people to churn out movies and sequels every year and then rant about the quality.

I loved the movie and am looking forward to the sequel but I'm comfortable with Vaughn and his team taking their own sweet time so that we get another good installment.
6:54AM on 10/13/2015
It was actually released this year (2015) so the wait is even shorter I'd say.
It was actually released this year (2015) so the wait is even shorter I'd say.
9:42AM on 10/13/2015
LOL ya exactly
LOL ya exactly
9:45PM on 10/12/2015
Maybe the financial failure of Pan will make them re-think the prequels to well know stories films that have been coming out.
Maybe the financial failure of Pan will make them re-think the prequels to well know stories films that have been coming out.
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9:21PM on 10/12/2015
Good. This is the more exciting project. We already got a pretty mediocre origin story for Robin Hood. Not really that interested in a second one. But another Kingsman should be pretty fun if it doesn't stray far from the first movie.
Good. This is the more exciting project. We already got a pretty mediocre origin story for Robin Hood. Not really that interested in a second one. But another Kingsman should be pretty fun if it doesn't stray far from the first movie.
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