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And Just Like That, 'Kingsman 2' Has Secured Our Attendance

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | April 7, 2016 | Comments ()

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | April 7, 2016 |


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Spoilers ahead for ‘Kingsman.’ Although the spoilers are in the sequel’s official marketing campaign so good luck remaining unspoiled if that’s what you’re looking for.

I loved Kingsman. Especially if I always turn it off a few minutes early and eventually forget entirely that a woman’s butthole was offered up as a prize for heroics, it’s one of my favorite— and definitely one of the most fun— movies to come out in recent years. Still, I haven’t been very excited for the sequel, The Golden Circle. I think I decided early on that a follow-up couldn’t possibly capture the same magic as the first one (which, granted, I also had low expectations for so maybe I’m just bad at this), and never paid much mind after that.

Then today Taron “Eggsy” Egerton tweeted this image:

God, I love some well-placed Twain. A Hollywood Reporter writer has also confirmed (or has a source who’s confirmed) what director Matthew Vaughn started teasing a few months ago: that Colin Firth IS returning. I just rewatched his death scene, to see the likelihood of it being a fake-out. It was a point-blank shot, but of course if they want to find a way to call it a trick or bring him back from the dead or make him a flashback hologram ghost mentor, more Firth is never a bad thing.

But that news wasn’t what sold me (and then some, then a LOT) on the sequel. No, that was the reaction to another piece of casting news. Our eternal champion and Pajiba 10 landslide winner Pedro Pascal has joined the cast.

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SlashFilm notes that his character, Jack Daniels, is probably the same Jack who was announced last month in a character breakdown and concept art release. Jack (playing opposite Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Ginger”) is the leader of The Statesmen— the Kingsmen’s American counterpart. He’s described as a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy,” whose headquarters is disguised as a whiskey distillery. You know, just in case you didn’t get that this one was AMERICAN AS F*CK.

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A swaggering, whiskey soaked cowboy Pascal? Damn, Kingsman. Stay out of our diaries.

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Via Deadline.


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