Friday, April 8, 2016
Success. Maketh. Sequel.: Teaser Poster of 'Kingsman 2' Released, Other Details
Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of the few big action films made in the last five or so years that I genuinely loved and enjoyed the heck out of.
A very fun send-up of the spy movie genre, it also had a strong story with a very likable lead (played by a breakout Taron Egerton), a great ensemble, hyper-kinetic head-spinning action, and lots of great humorous bits. A sequel had been teased since, and starting this year, we began to hear more and more about it.
Matthew Vaughn is back to direct, thank goodness. The sequel is set to hit June 16, 2017, very nice. We'll be hitting more international locations, because most of the first film took place in England. The title is Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Cool, cool. New additions to the cast include Julianne Moore and Pedro Pascal, among others. Nice! Now...
Spoilers for those who haven't seen the film...
Colin Firth might be back as Harry Hart!
As /Film points out, Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter is told that Firth is indeed back.
In Kingsman, in a scene that turns a trope or two on their heads, Harry Hart is shot dead by the villainous Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson in one of hith besthe rethent performansthes) and I was sure he'd be back for round 2. Right before his death, Valentine explains a typical Bond villain scenario to him, and then goes "Well this ain't that kinda movie!" before shooting him.
So I'm pretty sure that Hart will show up and then - as we all laugh - he explains some convoluted way he survived, or something that kinda-sorta makes sense but is pure movie logic. Heck, the writers can even poke at Marvel's tendency to bring characters back from the dead in some way or another, since the MCU is the current rage. I'm pretty sure they'll do just that.
Anyways, Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle sounds better and better with each announcement. The first one was a very pleasant jolt of energy into the blockbuster smoothie, yet it cost a fraction of what most blockbusters cost to make, around $81 million!
Are you looking forward to Kingsman 2? How do you think they'll bring back Harry Hart?