When trailers for Kingsman: The Secret Service began to surface, many people didn’t give the movie a chance or much of a thought. But once they saw it, there was no looking back. Over $400 million later, the sequel to the 2015 surprise hit is starting to come together in hopes of hitting it’s Summer 2017 scheduled release. Today, it was reported that Julianne Moore was in the running to be the film’s main villain. With an Oscar win for her part in Still Alice and her portrayal of President Coin in The Hunger Games, she brings with her some great potential for the upcoming spy film.
What was originally a comic book, Kingsman is a movie about a “super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.” The movie was directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class) and provided one of the best action sequences in a long time.
The casting of Julianne Moore may not excite people right away, but her recent take on the character President Coin in The Hunger Games should be an indication that this might be a solid move. In that movie, she played a person who’s determination and drive easily won over the audience. But in the end, her agenda changed once her quest for power became a reality.
In addition to the potential casting news, fans may be upset by the news that Colin Firth will not be returning to the sequel at this point. There were numerous ways brainstormed in order to make his appearance work, but none of them seemed to work out in the end. Finally, the first film was shot entirely in the UK, but the second film will be shot on an international level with the U.S. being one of the stops that the movie makes.
Kingsman 2 is slated for release sometime in 2017.