Having racked up just under $400m worldwide, from a $104m budget, Kingsman: The Golden Circle may not have flown with critics but it’s certainly proved a hit. With a third, and possibly final, Kingsman film on the way, it seems that director Matthew Vaughn has snapped up Hugh Jackman in a starring role.
Whilst confirmation has yet to come, the casting was apparently slipped out during Jackman’s appearance on the Chris Evans Breakfast show this morning (1 December), when Evans seemingly rumbled the former X-Men star.
Evans said: ‘So the big news here from Hugh Jackman – actual Hugh Jackman, actually live with us right now – is that he’s going to be starring in Kingsman 3.’
First laughing, Jackman seemed to confirm the reveal by replying: ‘Did Matthew call you already?’
‘No, but you just said something,’ said Evans. ‘I put two and two together and probably came up with seven, how close am I?’
And here’s the clincher: ‘Matthew rang and he said make sure you tell Chris something about Tequilla you and him. That’s all I remember.’
Jackman, who is soon to star in new musical The Greatest Showman, has already worked with Vaughn on multiple occasions, with the latter having directed him in an X-Men: First Class cameo and last year’s Eddie the Eagle – which also featured Kingsman lead, Taron Egerton.
The Tequilla mentioned by Jackman, this morning, refers to the character played by Channing Tatum in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Everything seems to fit together if you ask us! What do you think?