The official red band trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle plays exactly the same as the original, albeit with one minor, cheeky alteration.
After showcasing the destruction of Kingsman HQ and Gary “Eggsy” Unwin’s (Taron Egerton) subsequent journey to the States, the promo above wraps up with Egerton’s dapper lead slipping in an F-bomb for good measure. There’s a reason for his unbridled disbelief, of course, as we get a glimpse of Colin Firth’s eyepatch-wearing Harry Hart live and in the flesh, proving that those reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated. Turns out a gunshot from point-blank range isn’t enough to topple the seasoned Kingsman after all.
And though it’s a moment of fan service for anyone that’s seen the breakout original, we’re wary that The Golden Circle has revealed too much, too soon. That being said, Matthew Vaughn’s over-the-top actioner features a suitably huge ensemble thanks to the advent of the Statesmen. Housed up in their mountainous HQ – a whiskey distillery, of all places – are Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, who play Agents Tequila and Champagne, with Halle Berry on board to play Ginger. Julianne Moore, Vinnie Jones, Elton John, and former Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal have also enrolled for The Golden Circle.
Even before the original launched in 2014, Mark Millar, Jane Goldman, and director Matthew Vaughn had every intention of crafting a sequel to Kingsman, and after pulling in more than $400 million at the international box office, the creative trio have had their wish granted: Kingsman: The Golden Circle will unleash a familiar blend of super-stylish action and terribly British quips on September 22nd. Other tentpoles earmarked for a similar release window include Warner Bros. spinoff The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Battle of the Sexes, the latter of which features Emma Stone and Steve Carell.