I don’t think I’ve had an opportunity to tell you all just how much I enjoyed Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service – but it was a lot. A star-making turn for Taron Egerton and a brilliant change of pace for Colin Firth, combined with frequent laughs and a nice dose of pure insanity all made for an incredibly enjoyable experience, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting even the tiniest shred of news about the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Legendary musician Elton John has been rumored to be joining the cast for some time now – in fact, Vaughn had originally planned for John to make a cameo appearance in the original film’s third act – but now it seems to be official. In a recent Instagram post, the singer revealed a new poster for the film, featuring a reference to his own musical catalogue and a pair of his trademark star-shaped sunglasses. The post also included a #Kingsman hashtag, and alluded to John’s last major acting role with the caption “It’s been a long time since Tommy…”
Check out the photo below.
Vaughn’s previous idea would have seen John as a prisoner during the original film’s climax, who eventually escapes and begins “kicking the living daylights out of people.” He scrapped the idea when he decided that mixing celebrity cameos into the film didn’t seem to fit, but with John officially onboard for the sequel, perhaps he’ll be playing a spy or secret agent of some sort, rather than a version of himself.
At any rate, let’s hope we get to see him kick a little bit of ass – the idea of Elton John partaking in a wild action sequence along the lines of the first film’s “church massacre” is more than worth the price of admission.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will open on June 16, 2017.
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