Last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service proved to be exactly what the spy genre needed when it blasted its way into theaters. With his send-up of classic espionage thrillers, Matthew Vaughn crafted a violent and vulgar adventure that seriously resonated with critics, made a boatload of money at the box office, and turned Taron Egerton into a genuine star. However, it now seems that the upcoming sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, will take things even further. Egerton explained:
[Matthew Vaughn] goes even further with it. It's kind of absolutely crazy. Julianne Moore is the villain, and she's genuinely terrifying. She's really, really, really great. So it's bigger, badder, more guns, you know? All that stuff. It's fun.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Taron Egerton about his role in the upcoming animated film, Sing, and the conversation inevitably turned to the return of Eggsy Unwin in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Although the original Kingsman pretty much blew us all away, it sounds like we haven't seen anything yet. Egerton opened up about the nature of the upcoming sequel and admitted that The Golden Circle will definitely double down on everything that worked so well in the first film; this means more guns, more action, and a much grander scale. In layman's terms: we're getting plenty more of what we loved the first time around.
Taron Egerton's assertion that the film will feature a bigger scale does not necessarily come as an enormous surprise. One look at the film's ensemble will instantly tell you that. In addition to returning performers like Egerton and Mark Strong, the film will also include Julianne Moore as its central villainess, as well as Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Pedro Pascal. It has even been reported that Sir Elton John will make an appearance in a mysterious role. In true sequel fashion, this is going to be a star-studded affair that makes the original look small by comparison.
Before I go any further, there's one thing that I really need to address: Taron Egerton claims that the upcoming Kingsman sequel is actually going to be more badass than the original. Considering the fact that the first film was pretty much defined by visceral action scenes, insane gunfights, and raw carnage, that's a seriously tall order. The sequel definitely has an uphill battle ahead of it if it wants to try and beat the "Freebird" church fight scene, but I definitely am excited by idea that the sequel could possibly outdo that sequence.
You remember that scene. Check it out below for a refresher course in how badass the Kingsman franchise is:
Of course, this promise of a bigger sequel raises one major question: how the hell do you get bigger than an evil plot to start a worldwide killing spree? We don't know yet, but we're dying to find out. Speaking of such, we asked Egerton when we might see a Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer, and he had no concrete answer, but he did offer some thoughts:
I can't imagine it would be very deep into next year, I think maybe there would be a teaser within the first couple of months of next year. We're now an October release. It depends, I really don't know. Matthew Vaughn works in mysterious ways, but you won't be disappointed, it's going to be awesome.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the upcoming release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle as more pertinent information becomes available to us. The off-kilter spy franchise will return to theaters on October 6, 2017.