SPOILER WARNING: If you have not yet had the opportunity to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, you may want to click away to another one of our wonderful articles, as this one goes deep into spoiler territory!
The fact that Colin Firth's Harry Hart died in Kingsman: The Secret Service - murdered by Samuel L. Jackson's Valentine - suggested that the character would be unavailable to return in the upcoming sequel... but we know that's somehow not the case. Back in April, it was teased that the agent known as Galahad would be coming back for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, with a message featuring the old Mark Twain quote, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." We don't know exactly how the whole thing will work, but Firth did tell us this morning that we are all in for quite a treat.
With Colin Firth starring in the upcoming Bridget Jones's Baby, I had the pleasure of talking with him over the phone this morning -- and while most of the conversation was about his latest feature, I saved a Kingsman 2 question for the very end. Given that Kingsman: The Secret Service was such a big surprise hit when it arrived in theaters early last year, I asked if there was a notable difference in the atmosphere on the set of the sequel. Being up-front and telling me that he was going to artfully dance around my question, Firth confirmed that he will indeed be in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and that director Matthew Vaughn has a bombastic, original adventure in store for audiences. Said the Oscar winner,
I'm going to do everything I can to creatively deflect your question. It's no secret that I have some involvement with it, but I think it would be a pity to get too specific about what that is. I can tell you, yes, I've been on the set, and there is an extraordinary atmosphere where I think nothing is going to be obvious to anybody. I think Matthew Vaughn's outrageousness and the way he likes to subvert people's expectations, it's very, very much alive. This is not a stretching out of the stuff from the first movie. It's going to be a complete and utter... I'm optimistic that it's going to be extraordinary, and utterly its own thing.
For those that don't remember, Colin Firth's Harry Hart took a notable early exit from Kingsman: The Secret Service, as the character is killed very shortly after the movie's notorious church-set murder-fest. Hart confronts the film's central antagonist about losing control over himself, and while his young protégé, Eggy (Taron Egerton), watches on a computer monitor, Hart is shot in the head. It definitely looked like he died -- as we basically see the bullet go through his head, but this social media post from a few months ago has us wondering if what we saw was entirely real:
How do you think Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman will be resurrecting Colin Firth for Kingsman: The Golden Circle? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, stay tuned for more from our interview with the actor, and get ready to see him back on the big screen in Bridget Jones's Baby on September 16th.