The CEO of Marv Group, Zygi Kamasa, has announced plans for seven sequels and a television series for the ongoing Kingsman film franchise.
Currently, the franchise contains two entries (Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle) with a third entry (The King’s Man, a prequel) set to release theatrically in February of 2021. Together, The Secret Service and The Golden Circle have grossed $825.2 million in total.
A New Direction For Kingsman
At last week’s Winston Baker UK Finance Summit, Kamasa stated,
“We want to grow the business and the output…We have a Kingsman TV series in the works and there are two-three other franchises that are being developed alongside the Kingsman world.
Kamasa was hired as Marv’s CEO earlier this year after a long stint as CEO of Lionsgate UK and Europe. In the midst of studios’ changing attitudes and approaches as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kamasa had this to say,
“These companies have been going through massive change over the last nine months,” he said. “Some of those changes were coming anyway and Covid has sped them up. Jon Feltheimer and Joe Drake [Lionsgate’s CEO and Motion Picture Group CEO, respectively] will adapt and change. The larger companies are being disrupted the most. Lionsgate is well positioned, I think, even compared to some of the majors. There is a level of agility compared to the very biggest companies.”
Marv’s other upcoming projects include Day 1, a 10-episode television series about the soccer world from Entourage creator Doug Ellis, and a Tetris movie starring Kingman and Rocketman lead Taron Egerton, the latter of which was purchased by Apple. When asked about the future of peoples’ viewing habits, Kamasa said,
“Covid has shown the cracks in the industry and made those cracks larger. The cinema business had to change. The rigid model the industry has had for the best part of two-three decades had to change. People want content in different ways. That doesn’t mean people won’t want to go to the cinema. But flexibility is key. You have to be flexible about who you sell content to. It’s all about making great content.”
The King’s Man has a theatrical release date tentatively set for February 12th, 2021.
What do you think of the prospect of more content from the Kingsman universe and Kamasa’s comments on content? Do you want to see this franchise continue? Do you prefer to watch films at home, in the theater, or both? Answer these question and more in the comments below or our Twitter.
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