The first look images for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” dropped today courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The new images, which can be viewed below, show series newcomers Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry in character. Taron Egerton‘s Eggsy is also shown looking dapper in an orange tuxedo.
The first film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” was one of 2015’s biggest surprises. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike, taking in around $414 million worldwide and garnering mostly positive reviews from critics. Naturally, following the success of the film, a sequel was put into motion. Since word broke about the sequel, many have wondered if Colin Firth‘s character would be alive and well in the film, despite a seemingly undeniable death in the first movie. And although he’s not pictured in the new images, the evidence suggests audiences haven’t seen the last of Harry Hart.
Rumors first started back in April of last year, when a promotional poster for the film showed Firth’s character’s glasses with the words “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Then, actor Pedro Pascal posted a snap of himself and Firth on set via his Instagram account. However, it’s still possible his return is simply a cameo and/or flashback scene.
Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film, also directed here. The film features a script by Vaughn and Jane Goldman (both co-wrote the first film as well). Egerton and Mark Strong will reprise their roles as Eggsy and Merlin, respectively. Julianne Moore will play the film’s villain, while Vinnie Jones and Elton John also appear in the film.
In an interview with Empire Magazine last spring, Vaughn dished about the film, saying that the sequel will feature a skiing sequence, a barroom brawl, robot dogs, one-armed henchmen, and a “massive f—ing frankfurter.”
The concept art included in the article (which can be viewed here) showed the newly destroyed Kingsman HQ, the Statesman HQ (the American version of the Kingsman organization, which Eggsy and Merlin will work with following the decimation of their headquarters) and Poppyland, the villain’s secret lair.
The film hits theaters Sept. 29.