Taron Egerton: Kingsman 2 goes international

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2016
Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' star Taron Egerton says 'Kingsman 2' will be shot in some "incredible" places across the world and feature a villain even badder than Samuel L. Jackson's Valentin

Taron Egerton says 'Kingsman 2' will go "international".

The 25-year-old actor - who will reprise his role of troubled youth-turned-secret service agent Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming sequel - is excited about the movie because he will get to visit "incredible" places around the world.

The actor - who starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth in the original film - revealed: "With 'Kingsman', we're shooting in the summer at present. There's a script, it's brilliant. Obviously there's only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot the first one all in the UK, that won't be the case with the next one. It's a far more international story, we're going to some incredible places."

Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson played an eccentric eco-warrior called Richmond Valentine who planned to save the planet from climate change via a worldwide killing spree.

But Taron - who currently star's in biopic 'Eddie the Eagle' with Hugh Jackman' - says the villain for the next installment is so "amazing" he wishes he could play the part himself.

Speaking from the Sundance Film Festival, he told Collider: "We have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson - this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. It's amazing."

Filming for 'Kingsman 2' has began and the movie is set for release in July 2017.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 2h 21min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

After the Kingsman HQ is destroyed, street kid-turned-superspy Eggsy (Egerton) and gadget man Merlin (Strong) team up with their US equivalents to defeat drug baroness Poppy (Moore). Vaughan and Goldman turn up the preposterous comic book shenanigans at the expense of charm and basic plausibility, but fans will like it.

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