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Kingsman and other truly great movie resurrections


Seeing Colin Firth in an action role is something we never knew that we needed in life before Kingsman happened.

So with that in mind, we were heartbroken when (spoilers!), Harry Hart was shot dead, seemingly removing Firth from the franchise forever.

But all hope is not lost! We know for a fact that Firth is reprising his role in The Golden Circle and, thanks to the trailer, it looks as if our wishes have been granted with Harry seemingly alive and not just appearing through flashbacks.

In honour of this discovery, we’ve decided to take a look at our favourite characters who have ‘come back from the dead’.

Flynn Rider (Tangled)

Listen, we know it’s a Disney film and Flynn would never truly have died without leading the film down a very dark path, but we’re not gonna pretend our hearts didn’t break a little when it looked like Rapunzel and Flynn weren’t going to get their happily ever after.

Luckily, Rapunzel’s magical tears brought him back to her and our hearts were restored with the satisfying knowledge that these two got to go off and live their dreams together.

Daniel Cleaver (Bridget Jones' Baby)

Okay, he never really died but after Hugh Grant’s decision to step back from the sequel, we really believed they might have written him out of the series for good.

Thanks to the addition of Patrick Dempsey as Jack Qwant, the film did not suffer too much in his absence, but the shock twist at the end revealing that Cleaver was alive and well does give us hope for possible future instalments.

Phil Connors (Groundhog Day)

No matter what Conners did, he simply could not escape Groundhog Day. And if you were stuck reliving the exact same day for almost a decade, wouldn’t you try every escape route possible?

In his desperation to be freed, Conners (Bill Murray) kills himself four times, with methods ranging from electrocution to diving from a tower, but he always finds himself back in the same place. However, while it may have been frustrating at the time, the extensive journey surely made his escape that much sweeter.

Captain Kirk (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Spock’s (Leonard Nimoy) death in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was hard enough to deal with, but more recently, it was Kirk’s (Chris Pine) death in JJ Abrams' Trek sequel that really pulled at our heartstrings.

Kirk and Spock’s friendship is one of the most important things about the Star Trek universe, and having young Spock (Zachary Quinto) witness his heroic death was just too much to bear. Thankfully, the writers know a good thing when they have it, and Kirk was resurrected and lives on to fight another day.

Gandalf (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

Do we understand what led to Gandalf (Ian McKellen) being brought back to life? Not really, but he’s such an iconic part of Lord of the Rings that we can’t be mad about it.

As Gandalf the White, he becomes more powerful than ever, and though debates around the need for his resurrection vary, it cannot be denied that both Gandalf’s death and return to life were significant turning points within the Lord of the Rings universe.

Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II)

Those who were familiar with the books already knew how it was going to end up, but seeing Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) death at the hands of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) would lead everyone to have their doubts.

Nevertheless, Harry simply ended up in a form of purgatory, where after a discussion with Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), he was able to return to life and defeat Voldemort once and for all, a feat much more significant after seeing what we almost lost.

With so many heart-breaking deaths throughout the films, losing Harry for good would have been too much to bear.

Captain America (Captain America: The First Avenger)

It must be confusing coming back to life after nearly 70 years with so many new things to learn about the world.

Impressively, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers seems to take it all in his stride, going on to become the incredible Captain America we all know and love.

Now a member of The Avengers alongside the likes of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Steve’s life must have turned out vastly different to what he expected, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

So, how do you think Colin Firth's suave super-spy Harry Hart survived? And how will it compare to those listed above? Tweet us @Cineworld and be sure to check out Kingsman: The Golden Circle when it hits our screens on 20th September.

Hannah Dixon is a writer who blogs for Cineworld as part of our news team.

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