R-Rated Kingsman: The Golden Circle Scores New Fall Release Date

Exhibitor Relations spilled the beans on social media this week over the release date of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While some dates have been switched around to accommodate a greater schedule for 20th Century Fox, September 29, 2017 has been earmarked as the time the movie will hit theaters around the country.

This fast tracking has come after it was originally delayed from June 16 back to October 6. But that date would have directly clashed with the hotly anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049, a title that has been 35 years in the making. The $414m sleeper installment will make it's opening one week after The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Fox is hoping the opening 7 days should offer enough clear air to at least match their original box office success.

Egerton: Director Needed Script To Be Goldilocks Right

Kingsman: Secret Service

Speaking with Collider late last year after wrapping filming on the production, actor Taron Egerton outlined how director Matthew Vaughn deliberated on the screenplay before giving his blessing to begin shooting. Reprising his role as Eggsy alongside some new faces in Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and The Great Wall star Pedro Pascal, the Englishman believes the decision will pay handsome dividends where it counts.

"I remember when we finished the first one I was like, 'This is a franchise right?' and (Vaughn) said, 'Well it depends on the first one. I'm not doing it unless the script is right,'" he recalled. "And he went away and him and Jane Goldman, his writing partner, wrote a really bloody good script. That's always the most important thing; good director, good script, you're on your way. It was hard, it was a tough shoot, it always is on that thing, but I think it's gonna be amazing."

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Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in Kingsman

Changing the dynamics a bit for the follow up, the Robin Hood: Origins star was quizzed about the R rating. Especially on what it will mean for the tone of the picture.

“It’s f***ing mental, but it’s what people like and it’s what Matthew is good at," he said. "It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s awesome… It’s bigger and it feels more ambitious, really. There are more characters, the world is explored in more detail. This weird version of reality where these spies exist is kind of explored more. I know Matthew’s announced a lot about the fact that we discover a sister organization based in America called the Statesman. They’re richer than us, they’ve got cool s***.”

Source: MovieWeb, Collider