Julianne Moore’s Poppy takes center stage in a new trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Building off the success of Kingsman: The Secret Service, the sequel has a high bar to try and match. Taron Egerton is back as Eggsy, the young Kingsman agent full of swagger, but he won’t be alone. Mark Strong and Colin Firth are both coming back into the fold too, while the sequel also introduces The Statesman – whose ranks include Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal. Yet, it may be Moore’s Poppy that has the most to live up to.
Samuel L. Jackson as Richmond Valentine in The Secret Service left a big impression on audiences and was one of the best parts of the first Kingsman movie, for many. With Moore stepping into the villain role this time around, it could be difficult for her to stand out just as much. She is the focal point of the latest trailer for The Golden Circle, however, and looks ready to destroy anyone who opposes her.
20th Century Fox has officially released the third (and possibly final) trailer for The Golden Circle as an exclusive from Ellen. After highlighting the fall of Kingsman in the first trailer and the introduction of the Statesman in the second, it is only fitting that the third trailer for the sequel explores the villain’s storyline.
With the film set to release next weekend, this was Fox’s last chance to highlight their new villain. She has largely been a mystery in the previous trailers, but this one finally gives us insight as to what Poppy and The Golden Circle are all about. They are pushing an aggressive business model here, but have clearly become part of some irregular activities. Most notably, they are part of a continued push for advanced robots, both in the form of humans but also for guard dogs.
Even though the trailer centers on Poppy, it still maintains the fun upbeat style that audiences loved from the first film and previous marketing. The trailer plays like a commercial for The Golden Circle with the large lettering of the key words for their message, but there’s also some quick surprises in here too. It appears there is a brief shot of Elton John sitting in front of Poppy’s, hinting to his role being one aligned with the villain.
Plus, in either a smart closing for the trailer or actually part of Poppy’s plan, the world catches a dancing fever (but only in the style known as krumping), resulting in Tatum and others bursting into dance. If this does factor into the story, it could further show how different Eggsy’s latest villain is from his previous. Whereas Valentine wanted to make everyone on Earth to kill each other, Poppy may just want everyone to start dancing.
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