The 20th Century Fox sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle is shaping up to have one stellar cast. The latest member has just confirmed himself, with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges declaring his role through Twitter. Along with this news comes a brand new character poster featuring a glass of scotch fit for a Dude. The poster states the following.
"The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table."
At this time, The Iron Man and Big Lebowski actor has not yet revealed which character he will be playing in this follow-up to the 2015 smash hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The story picks up right where the last installment let off. Super-spy Eggsy and his supervisor Merlin are heading to the United States to join forces with their counterparts, the 'Statesman'. This urgency comes after new villain Poppy blows up Kingsman HQ. The movie will be in theaters June 16, 2017.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that pop superstar Elton John was coming aboard this comic book adventure. The man confirmed this news just a few weeks ago with his own character poster. The one-sheet didn't reveal Sir Elton John's role either, but it did showcase his signature red, white and blue sunglasses with the tagline "Wednesday night's alright for fighting." His last role in a movie came in the 1975 musical Tommy.
Eggsy will once again be played by Taron Egerton, with Mark Strong reprising his role as Merlin. They will team with the head of the Statesman Halle Berry and a "swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy" named Jack, played by Pedro Pascal. Channing Tatum has also come aboard the sequel, and Colin Firth will live to play Harry Hart yet again despite being dispatched in the first movie. Director Matthew Vaughn previously teased that the sequel will also involve a skiing sequence, a barroom brawl, robot dogs, one-armed henchmen and a scene where the heroes are forced to fend off "a massive f***ing frankfurter." Shooting has already begun.
Despite debuting against Universal's blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service became one of the biggest surprise hits of last year, taking in $128.2 million domestically and $414.3 million worldwide, from just an $81 million budget. Kingsman: The Golden Circle will go up against the Disney Pixar sequel Cars 3 in its summer slot. Matthew Vaughn is directing from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman.