Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the most entertaining and violent blockbuster films of recent memory, and seemed to be a perfect mix of Vaughn’s blockbuster wit and brutality onscreen in a way that few of his other films had been able to accomplish. Successfuly working as a parody of the spy genre as well, the film’s sequel has slowly been taking shape over the past few months, and today, some intriguing new details have been revealed.
The first was the announcement of the film’s title, which will be Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle, though no details were provided on what exactly the Golden Circle refers to. Thanks to Empire Magazine as well (via CBM) though, some new concept art for the film was revealed, teasing an attack on the Kingsman HQ that leaves the building as a pile of rubble, which reportedly sends Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and Mark Strong’s Merlin on a journey to America, to work with their US counterparts (referred to as Statesmen) led by Jack, a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy” and Halle Berry’s Ginger.
The film will also be the first sequel that Vaughn has ever directed, after usually departing a franchise following their first installments like with X-Men: First Class or Kick-Ass. While speaking with the outlet though, the writer and director revealed why he chose to direct the Kingsman follow-up:
“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot.”
While Vaughn didn’t reveal much more than the basic premise described above though, the concept art does tease the film’s newest headquarters, including the Statesman HQ, which is disguised as a whiskey distillery, and Poppyland, the lair of Julianne Moore’s Poppy, who will act as the film’s main villain.
In regards to how he might be connecting the first film to its last as well, Vaughn revealed that while a majority of fans probably wanted a homage of some kind to the memorable church massacre from the first film, there will be some new, never-before-seen sequences to look forward to instead including one scene where our lead heroes are attacked by a “massive fucking frankfurter:
“You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before.”
Considering just how beloved of an action sequence that has church massacre has become too, it’s probably a good thing that Vaughn is planning on leaving it alone for the sequel. The concept art above does tease some interesting set pieces though, including one scene of a Kingsman cab turning into a submarine and going underwater.
With a much larger, international scope and interesting take on a villain as well, Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle is shaping up to be one of the more intruiging blockbuster films of 2017. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it manages to live up to the expectations left by the first film, or falls into the same disappointing waters of many other Hollywood and spy film sequels.
Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle is set to hit theatres on June 16th, 2017.
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