New KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Photos Give Us a First Look at Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry
Today we get our first look at Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Jeff Bridges, who are part of the Statesmen, in director Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The Statesmen are the American spy organization in this story and The Kingsman have to team up with them after their headquarters are destroyed. The photos also include Taron Egerton and Mark Strong reprising their roles.
I actually got to see the first footage from the film at CinemaCon recently and it was amazingly glorious! These photos can't capture the awesomeness and hilarity of these new characters, but Tatum and Bridges are going to steal the show. Oh! And I know how Colin Firth makes his triumphant return, but I won't spoil it for you! When talking about the sequel with EW, Vaughn and the report said:
"'Just doing a sequel, you’re kind of violating that promise of originality,' he says. 'Sequelitis is a plague I have no interest in contracting.' So in brainstorming this second installment of a planned trilogy, Vaughn let his imagination fly like a rogue missile. Brand new, beyond-Bond gadgets include a mechanical attack dog and an electric cowboy-style lasso that slices through bad guys."
From what I've seen, this movie looks like it's going to be better than the first one. Here's the synopsis:
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy...
The movie also stars Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal appearing as a member of the Statesman; Julianne Moore also costars as "a Martha Stewart-ish global entrepreneur named Poppy"; and Elton John pops up as a “Vaughn-ized” version of himself.