New Kingsman: The Golden Circle Photos Highlight Channing Tatum

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has recruited some new agents. Two new stills from Empire Magazine contrast Taron Egerton's Eggsy with Channing Tatum's Agent Tequila, a new character described as a "cocky cowboy."

The first photo shows Tatum clad in Old Western attire, complete with cowboy hat and a shotgun. The second picture, which highlights Egerton, finds Eggsy looking much more posh with his double-breasted suit and pistol. While the background in the Tatum image is blurry, Egerton's clearly shows him in front of some ruins.

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Vaughn also spoke a little about the Statesman, the Kingsman's American counterpart, and its members. "They're great characters. They're multi-billionaires with huge jets, and their base is a giant distillery in Kentucky," which solves the mystery of why all of their names are based on alcohol. "We've got all this fun Americana and we're combining it with the Englishness."

The 46-year-old director also spoke about outdoing the church fight from the first film, "Kingsman: The Secret Service." Vaughn promised something "bigger and bolder and funnier and crazier" in the upcoming movie and said, "The church sequence, everyone wants something like that. But we've got action sequences which are just as original but different." Vaughn isn't the first person involved in the movie's production to assert that the film will be more bombastic than its predecessor; Egerton previously commented that the sequel would be bigger and badder than the original.

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" picks up after the events of the 2015 film, with protagonist Eggsy having become Galahad after the death of Harry Hart, the former Galahad who was also his mentor. According to the film's synopsis,

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

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Loosely based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' "The Secret Service," "Kingsman" received mostly positive reviews and earned $415 million worldwide.

Opening September 29, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" stars Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Sophie Cookson as Roxy, Mark Strong as Merlin, Halle Berry as Ginger, Pedro Pascal as Jack Daniels, Jeff Bridges as Champagne, Channing Tatum as Tequila and Julianne Moore as Poppy.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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