20th Century Fox has released the first teaser poster for ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and there’s a huge amount to unpack from one seemingly innocuous poster release.
The sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s hugely popular 2014 spy thriller ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, starring Taron Egerton as unruly yoof-turned-superspy Eggsy and Colin Firth as his mentor Harry Hart, is coming to cinemas this September, and this first poster (below) seems to be an expansion on the social media designs for the film that rolled out last year.
Here’s the official synopsis too, courtesy of Fox: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
So what have we gleaned from the first teaser and synopsis?
Colin Firth is definitely back. Anyone who’s seen the first film may find this surprising news but it’s long been suggested that his character Harry Hart will return in some capacity. This poster gives Firth top billing, so we expect him to play a bigger part than initially suggested.
Elton John. The ‘Pinball Wizard’ singer has only three live action acting credits to his name – ‘Tommy’ (1975), ‘Spice World’ (1997), and now, incredibly, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ (2017). Will Sir Elton’s role extend beyond a cameo? Who knows at this point, but we can guarantee he’ll have dapper spectacles to rival even Harry and Eggsy.
Who are the Statesman? We knew American agents would play a part in ‘The Golden Circle’, but know we know the Kingsman’s Yankee allies are called Statesman and we’re guessing that’s where Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges fit in.
Why do they dress like that? If a Kingsman is supposed to dress like a true British gent, then it’s only fitting the American counterparts are dressed like cowboys… or is that culturally insensitive?
The Brits weapon of choice is a brolly, the yanks: a whip. Note the ornate S inlaid into the whip’s handle.
Anything else we missed?