Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014, a wild reinvention of old school spy movie imagery that never spared the gore while ruthlessly satirizing just about anything remotely connected to modern politics and espionage. It’s a messy movie, but it’s the best kind of messy – it has so much on its plate and so many targets in its sights that it moves breathlessly from one bizarre idea to another.
And it had a high body count, with large swaths of the original cast not living to see the credits roll. And now, a long-simmering rumor associated with the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, has been seemingly confirmed: a certain dead character will somehow make it back for the sequel. This feels like the kind of reveal that will inevitably surface in a trailer, but proceed with caution and consider this a spoiler warning.
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The cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle is already something special with Elton John making a rare turn as an actor. But the roster for the sequel just got a little sweeter with the addition of The Big Lebowski and True Grit star Jeff Bridges, and he even got his own teaser poster that is the perfect way to announce the addition of The Dude to the cast. In fact, the poster just might tease the role of Jeff Bridges in Kingsman 2. Read More »
The cast of the sequel to last year’s hit spy action adventure Kingsman: The Secret Service got a little more interesting this week, with hopes of music legend Elton John joining the project in some capacity. But now some American flair is being added to the mix to spice things up a bit.
21 Jump Street and Magic Mike star Channing Tatum has just announced that he has joined the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. And when you see the teaser poster he revealed on Twitter and consider what Matthew Vaughn has said about the sequel before, we’re pretty sure we know how Channing Tatum joining Kingsman 2 is going to play out. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
The downside of Game of Thrones‘ pull-no-punches unpredictability is that it’s really easy to fall in love with a character, only to see them suddenly disappear from the show. But the upside of that is that it frees up Game of Thrones actors to pop up in other cool projects. Like Pedro Pascal, who once played fan favorite Oberyn Martell, and who is now set to co-star in Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
There’s a whole lot about Kingsman: The Golden Circle that sounds new. Eggsy (Taron Egerton) will be heading across the pond to America for this new adventure, meeting new friends (like Ginger, played by Halle Berry) and new foes (like Poppy, played by Julianne Moore) along the way. But there’ll be a few familiar elements as well, including Merlin (Mark Strong). And the first Kingsman 2 poster suggests another old friend has joined the fray.
(Spoilers ahead, though it doesn’t look like the marketing team is exactly going out of its way to keep this particular plot point under wraps.) Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
With a summer 2017 release date already locked in, Kingsman 2 is slowly starting to take shape, and today we have some more details on the upcoming spy sequel. Like, for starters, the title: Kingsman 2 is officially called Kingsman: The Golden Circle. What exactly the Golden Circle is remains mysterious at this point, but you can start piecing together your guesses based on the new concept art and story details that have come along with that new name. Read More »
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Kristen Bell is getting ready to record Frozen 2.
- A familiar face is returning for Kingsman 2.
- Don’t expect to see Space Jam 2 getting made soon.
- Jarhead 3 is a movie that actually exists, believe it or not.
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Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
In addition to then-unknown Taron Egerton, Kingsman: The Secret Service featured quite a collection of high-profile talents including Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine. Now the sequel has recruited another familiar face. Halle Berry is in talks for the super-spy sequel, which Matthew Vaughn returns to direct. And if all goes back, she could return for yet another Kingsman film. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
There are many joys to be experienced in Kingsman: The Secret Service, a film so bursting with color and energy that you can forgive the points where it stumbles and falls flat on its face. One of the highlights was the casting of Samuel L. Jackson as the bad guy, which saw the intimidating actor playing against type as a squeamish bleeding heart with a speech impediment who sets out to wipe out much of the human race as part of a wacko plan to save the world.
If that’s how the first film utilized Jackson, then I can’t wait to see how they want to utilize the great Julianne Moore, who is currently in negotiations to play the villain in the upcoming sequel. Moore is one of our finest actresses, a thespian of tremendous power and depth, so of course she deserves a shot at playing a villain in a lewd and ultra-violent spy movie.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the more pleasant surprises of 2014, a darkly comedic riff on spy movie archetypes that took a swing at every single possible target and still managed to become a surprise box office smash. We’ve known that a sequel was in the works for some time now, but now star Taron Egerton has spoken about the next film from the Sundance Film Festival, where his new movie, Eddie the Eagle, played as a secret screening. And if you thought the first Kingsman was gnarly and offensive and insane while being predominately set in a single country, he’s got news for you: part two is going international.
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