There are quibbles to be had with director Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it has such a fresh, bizarre, and anarchic energy – it’s easy to forgive the hiccups and speed bumps and embrace the bigger picture. When the credits roll, you’re ready to see more ultra-violent spy adventures starring this crew. With the set-up out of the way, a sequel can hit the ground running and sprint directly into the craziness of the first film’s third act.
The first Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer has arrived and, at first glance, it appears to live up to the first film’s audaciousness.
The survivors of the first movie are back (remember, part one did wipe out a not-insignificant percentage of the world’s population), with Taron Egerton once again starring as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, the street tough turned dashing gentleman spy. Sophie Cookson‘s Roxanne “Roxy” Morton and Mark Strong‘s Merlin, who also made it to end credits with breath in their lungs, will once again be on hand to lend support. Strangely enough, Colin Firth‘s Harry Hart, who was deader than dead after being literally shot in the face during the events of the first movie, is also somehow back. Since he was one of the film’s many highlights, that’s a hard thing to complain about.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens on September 22, 2017.