kingsman the golden circle trailer

There are quibbles to be had with director Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it has such a fresh, bizarre, and anarchic energy – it’s easy to forgive the hiccups and speed bumps and embrace the bigger picture. When the credits roll, you’re ready to see more ultra-violent spy adventures starring this crew. With the set-up out of the way, a sequel can hit the ground running and sprint directly into the craziness of the first film’s third act.

The first Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer has arrived and, at first glance, it appears to live up to the first film’s audaciousness.

The survivors of the first movie are back (remember, part one did wipe out a not-insignificant percentage of the world’s population), with Taron Egerton once again starring as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, the street tough turned dashing gentleman spy. Sophie Cookson‘s Roxanne “Roxy” Morton and Mark Strong‘s Merlin, who also made it to end credits with breath in their lungs, will once again be on hand to lend support. Strangely enough, Colin Firth‘s Harry Hart, who was deader than dead after being literally shot in the face during the events of the first movie, is also somehow back. Since he was one of the film’s many highlights, that’s a hard thing to complain about.

Here’s the Kingsman The Golden Circle trailer:

Of course, there are plenty of new names tossed into the mix. The title of the movie refers to the USA’s equivalent of the Kingsman, the super-spies from across the pond who utilize deadly lassos instead of tricked-out umbrellas and lean as heavily on American iconography as Eggsy and his allies lean on English tropes. Jeff Bridges is on hand as the leader of the Golden Circle, with Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Halle Berry all playing agents. A batch of photos from the film offered our first look at these characters, with Bridges and Tatum looking like modern day cowboys and Berry looking like a tech geek (albeit, a tech geek who looks like Halle Berry).

The new villain is played by the great Julianne Moore and it’s going to be fascinating to watch her cut loose as the bad guy in a major Hollywood movie. And pop star Elton John plays a big enough part that he’s listed prominently on the poster…not to mention the two robot dogs named “Benny” and “Jet.” What?! This looks like it’s going to be a pretty wild movie…hopefully, that wildness ends up leading to a sequel that is as much fun as the first one.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens on September 22, 2017.

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