In one month’s time Kingsman will return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Here are five reasons I can’t wait to see this much anticipated sequel…
Thankfully the trailers haven’t revealed too much but there are a few things we know are definitely going to happen, most important of which is that the Kingsman’s tailor shop will be destroyed.
It's common in sequels for the characters to have their world shaken up a bit, but in this case, taking away their beloved tailor shop not only helps to refresh the franchise, it also makes them the underdogs, giving us even more reason to root for them.
This is the first sequel that Matthew Vaughn has directed which is significant because he gives the impression that he will only undertake a project if he is truly passionate about it.
He directed Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, both of which had sequels that he elected not to direct. This says to me that there must be something about the spy world of the Kingsman that is still exciting to him.
The first film had a very impressive ensemble but this one has gathered some more next level talent, with regulars Taron Egerton and Mark Strong being joined by the likes of Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges. JEFF BLOODY BRIDGES! Not to mention the rumours that Elton John will be making an appearance as himself.
That’s already funny to me. I mean… Why is Elton John in this film? Oh and there’s one more cast member I almost forgot…
COLIN FIRTH RETURNS
Sporting a very fashionable eyepatch! The reveal that his character was still alive came in the form of the first official teaser poster, with Mark Twain’s famous quote, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Brilliant!
How did he survive? Probably some silly spy, gadget explanation to look forward to. Also I’m just glad he’s back. Kingsman wouldn’t have been the same without Harry and Eggsy’s dynamic.
The first movie was full of memorable action scenes – the water training scene, the parachute sequence and of course the church fight. All of these are going to be hard to top but the church fight especially left jaws on the floor. If there’s a fight scene in The Golden Circle that even comes close to that, I’ll be very impressed.
On that note, I just want to add – obviously these sequences are incredibly well choreographed, filmed and performed, but I think a lot of the credit has to go to editor, Eddie Hamilton. The specificity and attention to detail in the cutting is on another level. I’m glad he’s back for the sequel.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens at Cineworld on 20 September.