Amidst all of the franchise sequels set to come out in 2017, one of the more interesting is Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn's sequel to his 2015 spy comedy. Featuring the return of Taron Egerton in the lead role as Eggsy Unwin, not much is known about the sequel as of right now, other than some sparse character and plot details, and the few pieces of concept art revealed several months ago. All of this, in addition to the film featuring the return of a fan-favorite character from the first.
Principal photography on The Golden Circle wrapped just a few months ago, and with an October 2017 release date set, there's been some talk as to when footage or a trailer for the film will be released. According to the star of the film himself, it shouldn't be much longer, hopefully.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Egerton spoke briefly about the film, teasing the increased scope and tone that Vaughn plans to bring to it, as well as continuing to praise Julianne Moore's villainous Poppy:
"[Matthew Vaughn] goes even further with it. It's kind of absolutely crazy. Julianne Moore is the villain, and she's genuinely terrifying. She's really, really, really great. So it's bigger, badder, more guns, you know? All that stuff. It's fun."
As for when the first trailer for the film will be released, Egerton didn't have a concrete answer, but he did speculate that it shouldn't be too far into next year:
"I can't imagine it would be very deep into next year, I think maybe there would be a teaser within the first couple of months of next year. We're now an October release. It depends, I really don't know. Matthew Vaughn works in mysterious ways, but you won't be disappointed, it's going to be awesome."
From its cast alone, it looks like Egerton's comments about the sequel being even bigger in scale than its predecessor will be accurate. Not only will Egerton return alongside Mark Strong and a number of other stars from the original, but some of the film's new additions also include Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Elton John, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and more. How exactly Vaughn is planning on giving the film a bigger threat than the first though (which saw Samuel L. Jackson's Valentine turning all of humanity on each other in a worldwide killing spree), will have to wait to be seen.
So far we do know that the film will see Eggsy and Merlin (Strong) journeying to the United States after the Kingsman HQ is destroyed, where they work with the Statesmen (led by Berry's Ginger) to try and stop whatever nefarious scheme Moore's Poppy has in store. Co-writer Jane Goldman has echoed Egerton's comments recently, calling the sequel even "crazier" than the original, which seems strange to say regarding a film that had a musical montage to heads exploding. Interestingly enough, however, this will be the first sequel that Vaughn has ever directed in his career, which should say something about his passion and confidence in The Golden Circle.
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) release date: Sep 22, 2017