Back in April, the first teaser poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle – featuring a pair of very stylish spectacles and the caption “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – hinted at the return of Harry Hart, the secret agent portrayed by Colin Firth in the original film. While bringing back a beloved character for a sequel wouldn’t typically be all that newsworthy, Hart is something of a special case: when we last saw him, he was shot in the face at point-blank range, and his death wasn’t exactly in dispute.
One would assume that death might impede a person’s ability to function as a world-class super spy, but a new photo from the set of Kingsman 2 seems to indicate otherwise. Former Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal, who portrays America spy Jack Daniels (yes, that’s correct) in the upcoming film, posted a new photo to his Instragram account that clearly shows Firth on the set of the film, and presumably in costume.
Now, this photo isn’t exactly a confirmation that Firth will have a major role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. For all we know, he might appear in a brief cameo in a flashback sequence, perhaps helping to establish the Statesman (the United States equivalent of the Kingsman). But there’s an equally good chance that Hart will somehow be alive, and he’ll be returning to action alongside his young protege, Eggsy (Taron Egerton).
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is currently in production with a cast that also includes Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Mark Strong, Vinnie Jones, and Elton John – who I’m hoping gets to kick some ass on the same level that Firth did in the original film’s infamous church massacre.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will open on June 16, 2017.
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