When "Kingsman" comes back with a sequel this fall, it will include a scene that was actually shot for the first film. As "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" star Taron Egerton recently revealed during an interview with Den of Geek, a piece of footage that ended up on the cutting room floor when 2015's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was released will make its way into the sequel.
When asked about Elton John's role in "The Golden Circle," it was pointed out that the musician actually had a role in the first film that was cut out. In response, Egerton started by speaking to director Matthew Vaughn's fondness for Elton John.
"Matthew knows and likes Elton, and knows that he brings something that fits the tone of the 'Kingsman' world," said Egerton. "I think I can say that there’s a deleted scene from the first one, that I personally thought shouldn’t have been cut, and that’s now in the second film. But what it is... I don’t think I can say."
The fact that the comments about the deleted scene come right after the comments about Elton John make it seem like the two could be connected. As it was mentioned, John featured prominently in the original draft of the first "Kingsman" film. As Vaughn told ABC News Radio back in 2015: "I was umming and ahhing 'cause it had a whole fun subplot about celebrities being kidnapped. And I had an idea of, who's the worst celebrity you'd want to have locked in a cell? And I came up with Elton John, and having Elton John throwing these huge tantrums. And then I wanted to do an action scene of Elton John kicking the living daylights out of people."
The scene was ultimately scrapped because many of the celebrities declined the role, and because Vaughn couldn't figure out how to have famous people playing themselves star in scenes alongside other famous people playing "Kingsman" characters.
John's involvement in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" was revealed back in May 2016 when the singer posted a customized Elton John-specific version of the "Golden Circle" poster to his Instagram page.
It's also entirely possible that the comment about the deleted scene's close proximity to the talk of Elton John was coincidental and the scene has nothing to do with John's original intended "Kingsman" role.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal and Julianne Moore is set for a October 6, 2017 release.