Spy comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service nearly received all six James Bond actors collectively for a trailer that will see them move the baton to the brand new spy collection.
Throughout an interview with The James Bond A-Z Podcast, creator Mark Millar revealed that Kingsman nearly had a teaser trailer that includes all six 007s, and it solely fell aside as a result of very first.
“Matthew Vaughan who directed Kingsman had this actually cool thought, when Sean Connery was nonetheless alive, and Roger Moore was nonetheless alive,” he stated. “His thought was to do a promotional teaser for Kingsman the place you had all of the earlier Bonds collectively, all having a toast across the desk. [They’d be] speaking a couple of new technology of spies. That they had this actually cool little thought.”
It’s clearly the sort of idea you solely ever dream of pulling collectively, however Millar revealed that they had been truly quite a bit nearer to creating this teaser than they ever thought doable.
“We truly had a hyperlink to everyone,” he stated. “We had like Roger Moore, who was good associates with somebody Matthew knew, I can’t bear in mind who it was. Colin Firth was pleasant with [Pierce Brosnan], and Matthew knew Daniel Craig for Layer Cake, and anyone knew [George] Lazenby. We kinda had all of them. And I feel we had a barely provisional ‘sure’, in line with Matthew, I don’t know if that is true, however we had a provisional ‘sure’ from everybody and we had been attempting to get Connery, and [Matthew] tried to get me to get Connery, as a result of I used to be Scottish!”
Because it seems, Millar and Connery did have a mutual buddy…
“Though I didn’t know him, I referred to as up my mutual buddy and he phoned forward, however Connery was fairly in poor health by that time, and we had been instructed ‘this simply can’t occur’. And I stated, ‘why don’t we simply do what they did within the Sixties and simply get Neil Connery, his brother, and simply use him if we will?’”
Sadly, Neil died simply seven months after Sean Connery.
“However it could have been so cool,” stated Millar. “That may have been nice to see these guys truly standing collectively in actual life.”
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Very like the current real-life Spider-Man meme, this is able to have been an actual second for the followers, and Millar would not assume it could have been an excessive amount of work to convey collectively.
“You would have shot it in an hour,” he defined. “You would have had them standing round a desk, and the thought was that you’ve got this Kingsman whiskey that they toast, after which the digital camera pans spherical and also you see Colin [Firth] or Taron [Egerton], I can’t bear in mind who it was going to be, and it was simply the subsequent technology of tremendous spies.
“And it could have actually aggravated [Bond producers] the Broccolis!”
It definitely would have been an unbelievable tease for Kingsman. In fact, not bringing the teaser collectively hasn’t harm the collection, and the Kingsman franchise may very well be getting even larger with a number of movies being deliberate by Matthew Vaughan.
Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter.