When the first trailers for Kingsman: The Secret Service arrived I was absolutely geeked. The film looked like it showcased a Kick-Ass sort of awesome. I unfortunately was unable to catch the film in theaters, and instead held off for a VOD viewing.
But, a few buddies couldn't help but tell me beforehand that, not only is the film crazy fun, it features an ending that I'll appreciate. I tried to probe in hopes of figuring out what this ending moment might be, and the only hint was that it comes out of nowhere. If you're scratching your head on what I'm discussing, I'll get to it.
Even without that er, "scene", Kingsman: The Secret Service was no doubt crazy fun. The action sequence with Colin Firth in the church was incredible. And, even with the fun energy, you actually care when he meets his demise. But have no fear as, according to the credits, he'll be back for the sequel.
And speaking of sequel, imagine my surprise when scribe Jane Goldman starts promising that the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, will be even crazier.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Hoping to Top the First
If there is one person who we can trust when comparing the sequel to the original, it's scribe Jane Goldman. The screenwriter reteamed with Matthew Vaughn to write the screenplay for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. She can't give any plot points, but she has no problem giving a bit of insight to the good people at Collider.
"It's more crazy than the first one. If such thing is possible, it’s pretty crazy. We're very fortunate to have Julianne Moore playing the villain, and she's incredible. I think that people who enjoyed the first one won't be disappointed.
It's not about trying to do something more shocking, or more out there, it's about hopefully that freshness and surprise to action scenes, so they don't go in the direction you think they're going in."
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Not About Shock Factor
Will the sequel try something more shocking than, I don't know, giving our protagonist anal as a reward for saving the world? Because that was so inappropriately awesome. And the film made sure to end with a shot of a nude butt just to drive the point home. If you're going to try a joke like that, you might as well commit.
While I can only begin to (perversely) imagine how they can outdo that joke, I do admit that I'm more curious about Colin Firth's involvement. I'd love for his character to return in a big way, but that seems impossible considering a head shot is typically er, final. Not that it matters. With the addition of Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Vinnie Jones, this sequel is looking to outdo the ensemble cast as well.
Some of our questions should be answered shortly, as the sequel is set for a summer, 2017 release. And, just because you asked...