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Not too long ago, there was a report floating around that stated Sir Elton John was up for a role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While being treated as a rumor, the casting proved to sound extremely inspired, should it end up panning out. Tonight, it's officially panned out, and Sir Elton himself has confirmed it with a poster that could only come from him. Take a look at the official announcement below!
The famed music star took to his official Instagram to deploy the extremely fitting poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle you see above. With a pair of sunglasses that are reminiscent of something Sir Elton John would have worn back in his 1970's era performances, and the quote "Wednesday night's alright for fighting," the teaser poster to Matthew Vaughn's action-comedy sequel looks like it'll quite possibly see John playing himself, or a character very much like himself. While Sir Elton claims that this is his first film role since 1975's Tommy, that claim depends on what you count as a film role.
With his appearance in Tommy lasting for the duration of Pinball Wizard, the standard length of a film performance by Sir Elton John isn't an extensive affair. Keeping that in mind, Sir Elton did have cameo appearances in two music themed films, Spice World and The Country Bears, as well as played the narrator in The Road to El Dorado - an animated film which he also wrote several songs for. Though if he considers his appearance in the 1975 musical the benchmark to which his appearance in Kingsman: The Golden Circle can be measured up to, there's a chance that he'll not only be playing a fictional character, but he might be playing an American. Why else would his legendary star shades be tinted with the good old red, white, and blue?
Going off on a little bit of a speculative tear, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Sir Elton John playing a campy Southern operative, working alongside either the good or bad factions in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. With the level of seriousness the spy fiction series has taken itself with, a larger-than-life laugh is certainly not out of order when it comes to the 2017 sequel, and Sir Elton would be just the type of celebrity to bring that sort of moment to life. Submitted for evidence is Sir Elton John's cameo from The Country Bears, included in the video below.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is set to open June 16th, 2017.