The original Kingsman: The Secret Service film was loosely based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' 2012 graphic novel (with an emphasis on the word "graphic") of the same name.
No, the one that's been kept a closely guarded secret is Elton John's role.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle the follow-up to the worldwide box-office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format for a special engagement in domestic IMAX theatres and throughout select global territories beginning September 22.
Skyline in partnership with TNL Radio and Scope Cinemas will also host the first ever official double-feature fan screening to be held in Sri Lanka on 20 September.
The Golden Circle, as the over-informative trailer has probably already shown you, re-unites the survivors of the original film - Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and, surprisingly, since we saw him apparently get his head blown off, Colin Firth - and sends them to the U.S. - cue Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Channing Tatum for reasons which make little narrative sense, but which will no doubt provide the boffo box-office this franchise is going to need to survive. "The Golden Circle" writer-director Matthew Vaughn agrees.
For reasons known only to director Matthew Vaughn, the movie is clearly carrying too much flab, continually gorging itself on empty-calorie filler to the tune of 140 long minutes of running time. He is an entirely different character and easily one of the funniest in the movie. And while there are the ubiquitous suits, guns and gadgets that both Egerton and Firth pull off so very well, the characters played by Pascal, Tatum and Bridges, with an American setting to boot, bring a Spaghetti-Western feel to what is seen as a very British film franchise.
There are several outlandish twists and turns, and flashbacks to events from the first film, possible to help the viewer keep track of the labyrinthine plot. After all, the legendary pop star was nearly given more screen time than Channing Tatum and it's already looking like he'll definitely be back if that end scene is anything to go by. Thus, if we're really picking a victor among the Kingsman cast, it'd no doubt be Jack "J.B". & Rudd. Several scenes from the new film were shot at this 300-year-old wine merchant in the heart of St. James. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is an entertaining spy film for sure, with its great cast and light-hearted tone making it an enjoyable sequel.
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a pleasant surprise in 2014, an unexpectedly rude and randy riff on spy movie cliches that had the stones to push boundaries with its hard R-rating.
In addition to more movies, the series is also continuing in comic book form.