Colin Firth confirms Kingsman 2 involvement

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2016
Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Colin Firth has confirmed he is to play a role in the sequel to 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', however, is to yet to disclose what it is

Colin Firth has confirmed he plays a part in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.

The 55-year-old actor - who played Harry Hart in the first movie in the action-spy franchise, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service - has teased that he has some involvement in the sequel to the 2014 feature film, however, he's keeping tight-lipped about what his part is.

He told "I'm going to do everything I can to creatively deflect your question. It's no secret that I have some involvement with it, but I think it would be a pity to get too specific about what that is."

The 'Bridget Jones's Baby star has tipped the next month to be "extraordinary" and he thinks the director Matthew Vaugh is doing a great job of not making the next film simply an extension of the first.

He said: "I can tell you, yes, I've been on the set, and there is an extraordinary atmosphere where I think nothing is going to be obvious to anybody." I think Matthew Vaughn's outrageousness and the way he likes to subvert people's expectations, it's very, very much alive. This is not a stretching out of the stuff from the first movie. It's going to be a complete and utter... I'm optimistic that it's going to be extraordinary, and utterly its own thing."

Meanwhile, Sir Elton John recently teased a role in the film.

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 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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