With the debut of the first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, many were surprised to see the return of Colin Firth’s Harry Hart. That’s because — spoiler warning! — Firth’s breakout character was shot point-blank in the head in the middle of 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Fans flocked to a certain soap operatic trope to explain both Harry’s return from the dead and his new eye patch. While Firth was vague about the circumstances surrounding his character’s return during Thursday’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con International, Cinemablend was able to pry some details from him afterward.
“I mean, everyone knows I’m back in some way or other,” he said. “But it’s just, it’s only for fun in a way that they’re teasing it. They’re not … nobody wants to mess with people just sadistically. It’s just how much, you know, if it’s worth revealing. It’s a bit like Christmas Day. Do you want to know before the day? But yes, clearly it’s … all right you heard it here first, it’s not an evil twin, OK?”
Back to the drawing board, Kingsman fans.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars returning cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson, joined by Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. The film opens Sept. 22.
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