March 28, 2016 5:49:23 pm
The upcoming “Kingsman: The Secret Service 2” has been officially named “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and is set to release on June 16, 2017.
Taron Egerton is back as Eggsy who teams up with Kingsman’s American counterpart, The Statesman, after the British spy organization was destroyed in the first film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A sneak peek at The Stateman’s headquarters is offered in one of the concept arts. One other artwork gives a glimpse at an underwater vehicle and the other picture shows Poppyland, the lair of the devilish character played by Julianne Moore.
“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot,” Matthew Vaughn said.
“You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
The anticipated action sequences are expected to include a skiing scene, a barroom scuffle, metal dogs and one-armed henchmen.
Halle Berry is expected to play a spy working for The Stateman while Mark Strong will reprise his role as Eggsy’s ally Merlin. It’s unclear whether or not Colin Firth will return as Eggsy’s mentor.
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