20th Century Fox has released the first look images of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Kingsman: The Secret Service wasn’t just a surprise box office smash – it was one of the most pleasantly surprising wide releases of 2015. Matthew Vaughn‘s gory spy riff, which pushed the language of James Bond movies into giddy, R-rated heights, was a ton of audacious, gnarly fun. However, this also means that the sequel won’t benefit from the element of surprise. Expectations have been raised!
The Kingsman sequel picks up with the now fully-fledged Kingsman/British secret agent Gary “Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton) and his allies; including, his tech-savvy coworker Merlin (Mark Strong). When the Kingsmen’s headquarters are destroyed, Eggsy and Merlin wind up traveling across the pond to join forces with the Statesmen – in essence, the U.S. equivalent of the Kingsmen – in order to do battle with their common enemy, in the form of the evil-doing Poppy (played by Julianne Moore).
And the new cast not only includes four Oscar winners but is ridiculously cool, with Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, and Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal appearing as members of the Statesman, America’s Kingsman equivalent. Julianne Moore also costars as a Martha Stewart-ish global entrepreneur named Poppy and Elton John pops up as a “Vaughn-ized” (per the director) version of himself.
The images debuted over at Entertainment Weekly and show off a trio of new characters: members of “The Golden Circle,” the American equivalent of the top-secret English spy agency introduced in the first movie. Much like how the original film cheekily played with 007-esque fashion tropes, these newcomers appear to lean heavily into American iconography. Tatum looks like he just walked off a Texas ranch and Bridges looks like he’d be at home running a a family-owned oil company. The iconography also extends to the group’s ridiculous armaments – the EW article mentions “an electric cowboy-style lasso that slices through bad guys.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle First Look Photos
Channing Tatum as a Statesman secret agent.Jeff Bridges as the head of Statesman.Mark Strong as Merlin, Eggsy’s trainer, tech support and occasional field agent for the Kingsman & Halle Berry as Ginger, a Statesman secret agent.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will release in September 29, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly