Kingsman 2, the sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit, has been making headlines with the A-list ladies who have come aboard. Halle Berry has been cast in what is rumored to be the role of the head of the CIA, while Julianne Moore has been cast as the villain, Poppy. But now we finally have name for the project, as well as some killer concept art, courtesy of Empire Magazine. While the original was surprisingly good and surpassed the expectations of many, the sequel has a lot to live up to. If the concept art is anything to judge by, though, the movie might just stand up to the test.
Apparently director Matthew Vaughn, director not only of Kingsman: The Secret Service, but also X-Men: First Class and Kick-ass, wasn’t sure he wanted to be at the helm of the sequel. That’s understandable, most of them suck. But then he had an idea. He told Empire:
“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot.”
The second installment, titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle, will continue to follow street smart Eggsy (Taron Egerton) as he becomes a suave and sophisticated “Kingsman”, or secret agent. This time, though, the story is moving to the good ol’ US of A. They’re making sure this movie is a totally different beast than its parent; new story, new setting, same Eggsy. So you can put away any hope of seeing a reincarnated Colin Firth playing Harry, or an epic church massacre. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of wonders for the eyes. Vaughn stated, “You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before”. He better have.
Judging by the concept art he’s released, it seems he has plenty up his sleeve!
Source: Movie Web