Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
A glass of whsikey with the slogan "The only Golden Circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table"
Teaser poster
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Produced by
  • Adam Bohling
  • David Reid
  • Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by
Based on Characters
by Mark Millar
Dave Gibbons
Starring
Music by
Cinematography George Richmond
Edited by Eddie Hamilton
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29) (United Kingdom, United States)
Country
  • United Kingdom[1]
  • United States[1]
Language English

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is an upcoming spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2015 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film stars Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom and in the United States on 29 September 2017.

Premise[edit]

Eggsy, Merlin, and Roxy head to the United States to join forces with the Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart, after the headquarters is destroyed by Poppy, a notorious criminal mastermind and member of the secret new world order group "The Golden Circle".

Cast[edit]

  • Taron Egerton as Gary "Eggsy" Unwin / Galahad, a Kingsman secret agent and the protagonist.
  • Julianne Moore as Poppy, a notorious criminal mastermind whose associated with "The Golden Circle", a secret new world order organisation.
  • Mark Strong as Merlin, Eggsy's trainer, tech support and occasional field agent for the Kingsman.
  • Halle Berry as Ginger, a Statesman secret agent.
  • Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels, a Statesman secret agent.
  • Channing Tatum as a Statesman secret agent.
  • Jeff Bridges as the head of Statesman.
  • Sophie Cookson as Roxanne "Roxy" Morton / Lancelot, a Kingsman secret agent, and Eggsy's best friend.
  • Colin Firth as Harry Hart, Eggsy’s dead former mentor and Kingsman's top secret agent and the original Galahad.
  • Samantha Womack as Michelle Unwin, Eggsy's mother.
  • Edward Holcroft as Charlie Hesketh, a former Kingsman trainee and Eggsy's rival.
  • Elton John
  • Vinnie Jones

Production[edit]

Near the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn stated that a sequel would be possible if the first film was to perform well at the box office, and Vaughn expressed interest in directing the sequel. [2][3] Vaughn also noted that he had hoped to have Firth back in the sequel, though it was later reported that Firth would not be returning; Strong is interested in returning as well.[4][5]

On 29 April 2015, Fox announced that a sequel was in the works, but that it was unclear if Vaughn will return to direct due to his interest in directing a Flash Gordon film.[6] On 11 June 2015, Vaughn told Yahoo that he had begun writing the script for the sequel and that he might be returning to direct.[7] In September 2015, Millar reiterated that the sequel was in development and that Vaughn was looking for ways to bring Firth back without sacrificing the integrity of the story. Later that month, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Egerton had also signed on for the Robin Hood: Origins franchise, which would begin shooting in February 2016; Egerton's schedule was accordingly in the conflict with the Kingsman sequel. However, in mid-October, it was confirmed that the scheduling issues had been settled between both studios. Lionsgate plans to begin Robin Hood's production right after Egerton wraps filming on Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which was expected to begin production in April 2016.[8]

On 17 February 2016, it was revealed that Julianne Moore was in talks to play the villain role in the film.[9] On 10 March 2016, Halle Berry was cast in the film to play the role of the head of the CIA, and reportedly she was in talks to sign on for two films.[10] In late March, Vaughn confirmed Berry's and Moore's casting, as well as the title, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. On 8 April 2016, Pedro Pascal was cast in the film as Jack Daniels.[11] On the same day, a promotional poster was released for the film featuring Firth's character's glasses, with the line "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", seemingly confirming Firth's return for the film;[12] Firth's return was later officially confirmed on 11 July 2016.[13] Channing Tatum confirmed his casting through his Twitter account, while Variety confirmed that Elton John was in talks for a key role.[14] In late-April, Vaughn talked about writing the sequel, he stated "writing this was the hardest thing I've ever done."[15] Jeff Bridges was added to the cast on 28 May 2016.[16] Vinnie Jones announced on Twitter that he's cast in a role.[17]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography on the film began on 15 May 2016 in Birmingham.[18][19][20] Filming also took place in Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden. On 13 September 2016, Kingsman: The Golden Circle was claimed to have wrapped filming.[21] However, footage was still being filmed on location in London in December 2016.

Release[edit]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle was originally scheduled for a summer release, June 16, 2017 by 20th Century Fox, but was moved back to 29 September 2017 in the UK and on 6 October 2017 in the United States but eventually it was moved up a week in the latter for a simultaneous release.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)". AllMovie. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kingsman Sequel? Mark Millar Interview". YouTube. 4 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Maidy, Alex (11 February 2015). "Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn Shares Details On Kingsman 2 and Kick-Ass 3". Joblo. 
  4. ^ "Colin Firth Could Be Back For Kingsman: The Secret Service Sequel". 
  5. ^ Empire Magazine (30 March 2015). "2015 Jameson Empire Awards - Mark Strong" – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ Cunningham, Todd (29 April 2015). "'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Sequel in Works at Fox (Exclusive)". thewrap.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Bovingdon, Edward (11 June 2015). "Matthew Vaughn Confirms Plans For Kingsman 2 (Exclusive)". yahoo.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (12 October 2015). "Robin Hood Reboot Pushed for 'Kingsman 2' Shoot (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (17 February 2016). "Julianne Moore Circling Villain Role for 'Kingsman 2' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (10 March 2016). "Halle Berry In Talks To Star In 'Kingsman 2'". Deadline. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Jaafar, Ali (8 April 2016). "'Games Of Thrones' Pedro Pascal To Board 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'". Deadline. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Hill, Sam (8 April 2016). "Colin Firth Set To Reprise His Role In Kingsman: The Golden Circle". WhatCulture. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Shoard, Catherine (11 July 2016). "Colin Firth back from the dead for Kingsman 2". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (13 April 2016). "Channing Tatum Joins the Cast of 'Kingsman' Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "Matthew Vaughn: Kingsman sequel was tough to write". The List. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  16. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (28 May 2016). "Jeff Bridges Infiltrates 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'". Deadline. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Vinnie Jones on Twitter". 
  18. ^ Hurst, Ben (15 May 2016). "Watch: Final preparations for Kingsman 2 filming in Birmingham city centre". birminghammail. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Birmingham turns Hollywood with big movie shoot « Express & Star". www.expressandstar.com. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Channing Tatum Spotted Filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle!". 15 May 2016. 
  21. ^ Hood, Cooper (13 September 2016). "Taron Egerton: Kingsman 2 Wrapped Filming; Will 'Blow Everyone Away'". ScreenRant. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
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