With production slated to begin sometime this year, the cast of 20th Century Fox's Kingsman 2 is starting to come together. Last month, we reported that Julianne Moore has signed on to play the villain, with Taron Egerton returning as Eggsy from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Today, Deadline has word that Halle Berry is in talks to star as the head of the CIA.
The site also reports that the actress is in talks for a two-picture deal, which likely means the studio has plans for a third Kingsman movie, should Kingsman 2 be successful. While no plot details have surfaced for Kingsman 2 thus far, the story is set in the United States. With Halle Berry playing the head of the CIA, it seems we'll get to see Eggsy in action on the other side of the pond.
There have also been rumors that Colin Firth may return in some form as Harry Hart, despite being dispatched in the original. But he is not returning. There were originally plans to bringing him back via a flashback or a twin brother, but those ideas have been discarded, with the series focusing on Eggsy as the main protagonist. At this time, there are no details about Julianne Moore's villain character. It isn't known yet if Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson, Mark Strong and Michael Caine will reprise their roles from the first movie.
Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn is returning to helm the sequel, working from a script he co-wrote with his frequent collaborator, Jane Goldman. Production is expected to begin next month, with star Taron Egerton moving on to shoot Robin Hood: Origins later this summer. 20th Century Fox has handed out a June 9, 2017 release date for the sequel, putting it up against the Disney Pixar sequel Cars 3.
Halle Berry most recently starred in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, and she will next be seen in Relativity's thriller Kidnap. She also recently starred in CBS' summer sci-fi series Extant, which was cancelled last year after two seasons. What do you think about Halle Berry playing the head of the CIA in Kingsman 2?