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If director Matthew Vaughn gets his way, the Kingsman franchise will have at least seven more films as well as a TV series on its slate. The franchise is adapted from a graphic novel about a clandestined organization of affluent, gentleman superspies, with the latest, The King’s Man, set to open in February. “We want to grow the business and the output,” said Marv Group CEO Zygi Kamasa to the Winston Baker UK Finance Summit late last week. “We have a Kingsman TV series in the works and there are two-three other franchises that are being developed alongside the Kingsman world.” (Andreas Wiseman, Deadline)