Ready to enter The Golden Circle?
Four news promos for 20th Century Fox and Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman sequel deployed over the course of the weekend, and we’ve gathered every last snippet for your viewing pleasure. Embedded above (and below!), we’re pleased to report that these high-octane teasers retain that signature tongue-in-cheek humor, along with the super-stylish action scenes that helped ensure The Secret Service became one of the breakout hits of 2014.
This time around, however, the Kingsman will be operating on a global scale. As part of her transition into a full-blown megalomaniac – “America’s sweetheart gone wrong,” as Matthew Vaughn so aptly putit – Julianne Moore’s Poppy wages war on the British spy organization, and launches a WMD that blows their ostentatious headquarters to kingdom come. Left licking their wounds, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) then travel across the pond to forge an alliance with the Statesman, and cross paths with Harry Hart in the process. Yes, Colin Firth’s sharp-suited father figure is back for round two, proving those reports of Hart’s death were greatly exaggerated.
But Moore isn’t the only big-name addition to The Golden Circle, as Fox has tapped the likes of Channing Tatum (Gambit), Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones and Narcos fame. The latter has signed on to play a secret agent known only as Jack Daniels/Whiskey, which is rather fitting when you consider that the Kingsman HQ is a whiskey distillery located high up in the mountains of Kentucky.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle shoots for theaters on September 22nd. Word is that Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman have been quietly plotting a third entry in the Kingsman franchise too, which would certainly rule the former out of the race for The Flash solo movie, which has since been rebranded as Flashpoint.