In 2015, the film adaptation to Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons “The Secret Service” hit theaters. Offering a different look at the spy genre, a sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was greenlit shortly after the original's release.
With many of the main “Secret Service” characters ending the movie as corpses, the "Kingsmen: The Golden Circle" poster reveals a brand new assortment of actors joining the bombastic spy universe. Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson and Mark Strong reprise their roles, with actors Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges joining the fray. Most notably, Colin Firth, whose character died in the first “Kingsman,” will return as well (and is fact top billed).
Along with the new poster, the official synopsis was also released:
"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...”
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” picks up after the events of the 2015 film, with protagonist Eggsy having taken on the title of Galahad. After Poppy, a criminal mastermind and member of the titular Golden Circle, destroys their headquarters, Eggsy, Merlin, and Roxy are forced to go to the United States to work with the Kingsman’s American counterpart: the Statesman.
Based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons “The Secret Service” comic, “Kingsman” received mostly positive reviews, and earned $415 million worldwide.
Opening Sept. 29, “Kingsman: The Secret Circle” stars Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Sophie Cookson as Roxy, Mark Strong as Merlin and Julianne Moore as Poppy.