‘Kingsman 2′ Casts The Red Viper in New Role

By April 8, 2016
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If I was going to rank the performances to ever be featured in Game of Thrones, I’d be putting Pedro Pascal’s turn as Oberyn Martell/The Red Viper right near the very top. The actor, who had been previously unknown, managed to steal practically the entire fourth season of the series out from under the other actors and left a mark on the rest of the series afterward.

Now, moving forward, it looks like the actor has just landed himself a role in one of my most anticipated sequels in production right now.

Deadline is reporting that Pascal has officially joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as Jack Daniels, who is the co-leader of the Statesmen (the American version of the Kingsman) alongside Halle Berry’s Ginger. In the plot details released a few weeks ago as well, Daniels was described as a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy” that sounds like something Pascal could knock out of the park fairly easily.

He joins fellow new additions Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and more as well as a returning Taron Egerton and Mark Strong from the first film, with Colin Firth’s character rumored to make a return possibly as well, following a cryptic new poster released yesterday.

So far, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is shaping up to be an even more daring and audacious blockbuster than the first one, with even more self-parodying elements and names and a cast to match Vaughn’s impressive talents. Hopefully, the film will allow Pascal to showcase the talents that GoT fans have been aware of for a few years now as well, but no matter what, seeing him play a cowboy named Jack Daniels should end up being more than enough in its own right.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will hit theatres on June 16th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable