I. CANNOT. FREAKING. WAIT. FOR. THIS. MOVIE.
Seriously, as soon as Kingsman: The Secret Service ended, I was ready for the next chapter to start. The first movie had the perfect mix of espionage, action, and humor for me. Plus, the protagonist Eggsy (Taron Egerton) was absolutely swoon-worthy with his looks, attitude, courage, and loyalty for those he cared for.
The trailer above was released yesterday evening and if you’re anything like me, you’ve watched the trailer multiple times. But now it’s time to break it down!
The trailer kicks off with Harry Hart’s (Colin Firth) letter to Eggsy about the man he believed he could become while showing tidbits from the first movie. We then see Eggsy sitting down with fellow Kingsman, Roxy (Sophie Cookson), otherwise known as the young woman who beat out all the other fucking contestants, including Eggsy for her coveted position among the team. This is the only time we see her in the trailer so I really hope she doesn’t have a bit part. As Hart tells Eggsy he hopes he’s ready for what comes next, everything falls apart for the Kingsmen. A missile blows up their headquarters (I really hope Roxy wasn’t caught in that). Eggsy (being dapper as fuck) and Merlin (Mark Strong) commiserate in the rain over this destruction.
But the sadness doesn’t last as we see the Kingsmen interact with the Statesmen, Agent Tequila (who happens to be played by cowboy Channing Tatum) and Agent Whiskey (70’s looking Pedro Pascal). When I say interact I mean lots of fighting. There’s also a man with an extended hook arm, which would seem dangerous if it wasn’t for ol’ sword legs from the first movie. The fight sequences transfer into a montage of characters. Julianne Moore! Halle Berry! Both looking like straight up smart bosses but not giving us much of an indication of what their parts will be in this story. Jeff Bridges as Agent Champagne pops up too. And then, holy shit! Harry Hart is alive! And has an eye patch! He seems to be in a fancy cell so I’m wondering if he’s been a prisoner since the first movie. SAVE HARRY!
Anyway, I hate, hate, hate that the Statesmen are named after liquor. The Kingsmen get their names from King Arthur’s court, that is so much more mysterious and fitting of their rolls. Naming your team after liquor just seems so trash. Why not the founding fathers???!!! Nicolas Cage is probably so disappointed in them.
I feel I should mention that Sir Elton John will be making an appearance in this movie as well. He’s an icon in pop culture so I didn’t want to gloss over that fact but he doesn’t seem to make an appearance in the trailer. Unless it’s a blink and you miss it cameo.
My final note. WHERE IS THE PUG????
Matthew Vaughn will be returning to direct and co-wrote the script with Jane Goldman.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will hit theaters on September 22, 2017.