Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Casting Updates and LIES!!!

“Manners maketh man.” Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.

Were we lied to when we were told that Colin Firth would not be returning for the Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel? First, the rumor was that he was indeed coming back, and then he was confirmed not coming back, and NOW the new poster is definitely, hinting at the fact that he will be back. Someone please explain to me what’s happening.

While I continue to be distressed about this, take a look at the new poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

kingsman-golden-circle-poster Alright, so if it’s not Colin Firth’s character Harry Hart, then who could it be? Who else would we care about enough about for them to put it on the poster?!?! I mean the glasses make it so obvious, but I don’t want to get my hopes up, even though they are already up.

Anyway, aside from my despair over whether or not Colin Firth is returning, there are lots of new things to talk about for this sequel. First, Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski, Children of Men) will be playing the main villain, a woman named Poppy,

J Moore -children-of-men
Julianne Moore in Children of Men (Universal Pictures, 2006)

Halle Berry is also rumored to have joined the cast as a character by the name of Ginger, apparently associated with the American version of the Kingsman; the Statesman. This seems similar to her role in the 007 flick, Die Another Day. The main Statesman, a cowboy-ish character known as Jack will seemingly be Eggsy’s American counterpart, and he has yet to be cast.

Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day (MGM, 2002)
Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day (MGM, 2002)

Taron Egerton who plays Eggsy, explained at Sundance that Moore’s villain, Poppy, will be on par, if not better than Samuel L. Jackson’s villain in the first installment.

“With Kingsman 2, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant. Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot [the first] one all in the U.K., that won’t be the case with the next one. It’s a far more international story, we’re going to some incredible places, and we have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson—this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. It’s amazing.”

The first Kingsman was brilliant. It was funny, intelligent, badass, and well produced. I really hope that the sequel will bring all of that back and then some. This movie really surprised everyone and now that the hype is up, I’m sure they will bring us something amazing.

Images: Icon Comics, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, MGM

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