No one could’ve guessed that a little spy movie led by rising actor Taron Egerton would’ve grossed over $400 million, and one could argue that even before “Deadpool” became a monster success, it was “Kingsman: The Secret Service” that was breaking the R-rated mold. Now a sequel is on the way, with Colin Firth returning from the dead, Julianne Moore of all people joining in on the mayhem, and screenwriter Jane Goldman promising to buck expectations.
“It’s more crazy than the first one, if such a thing is possible, it’s pretty crazy,” she told Collider. “We’re very fortunate to have Julianne Moore playing the villain and she’s incredible. I think that people who enjoyed the first one won’t be disappointed. It’s not about trying to do something more shocking or more out there, it’s about hopefully bringing that freshness and surprise to action scenes, where they don’t go in the direction you think they’re gonna go in.”
Indeed, Eggsy will be crossing the pond and coming to America, which should certainly bring a different flavor to the proceedings. Here’s the official 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…
“Kingsman: The Goldman Circle” arrives on September 22nd.