Sir Elton John confirmed for Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 May 2016
Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John is set to appear in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', he has confirmed

Sir Elton John has been confirmed for 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.

The 'I'm Still Standing' hitmaker has teased a role in the sequel to 2014's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', which starred Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the lead roles.

Taking to Instagram, he simply wrote: "It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman (sic)"

Meanwhile, Taron - who stars as Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in the movie - previously teased the sequel would be an "international story".

He explained: "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.

"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."

The new film has also posed a challenge for filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, who admitted he found writing the sequel the "hardest thing" he'd ever done.

He shared: "Sequels are weird. The audience wants what you did before, but if you do that, they go, 'Well this is just f***ing unoriginal and boring.' Writing this was the hardest thing I've ever done.

"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.

"I think the world would like to see Colin again but sadly we're not in a sci-fi movie."

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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