We were expecting a first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle a few weeks ago, but so far one hasn’t materialised. What did emerge while we were busy scoffing our choccie eggs were some brand new images from the film, where this time Taron Egerton’s Eggsy will be heading off to America for a second spy-flavoured adventure.
We’ve added those to our gallery above, which you can fire up by clicking the main image, but naturally our favourite sneak peek was new addition Channing Tatum (complete with cowboy hat):
The images come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who also established that the Bond aesthetic from the first film has definitely spread to the second outing. We’re choosing our words very carefully here, as director Vaughn is very keen to avoid the whole concept of a sequel where Kingsman 2 is concerned, er, where Kingsman: The Golden Circle is concerned. Awwwffff…
“Just doing a sequel, you’re kind of violating that promise of originality,” the director explained, after stating he’d banned the number 2 from the film’s marketing. “Sequelitis is a plague I have no interest in contracting.”
Alright. So what can we expect from the not-a-sequel? Star Taron Egerton has an idea…
“If the first Kingsman was Captain America, then this is very much The Avengers now,” he said, before adding, “for the first one, I felt like if I wasn’t really good then it wouldn’t work. This time, the story still unfolds through my eyes but this is still a true ensemble piece. And also, I’ve had a bit more experience. I’m not asking the crew what every piece of camera equipment does.”
As for Mr. Colin Firth, the King’s Speech actor wouldn’t confirm or deny whether his character Harry Hart would be resurrected for The Golden Circle, but did say, “I got in the first Kingsman by virtue of my improbability. An actor known for chick flicks as a fighting badass. So given that irony, I’d say anything is possible.”
In the meantime, expect the new trailer imminently, and we’ll update this post when we get it.
Kingsman 2: release date
Kingsman: The Golden Circle now has a scheduled release date of September 29th, 2017.