Shortly after 20th Century Fox released their surprise blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service, talk of a sequel started to surface. Director Matthew Vaughn teased last spring that he had some ideas for the sequel, even hinting that Colin Firth's character Harry Hart may return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, despite being seemingly killed off at the end of the first movie. Back in April, a new poster teased the return of Harry Hart, but we haven't gotten a glimpse at the actor since production began. Thankfully, Pedro Pascal has offered our first look at Colin Firth from the set.
Over the weekend, Pedro Pascal shared a photo on Instagram, which features the actor hiding behind Colin Firth, with the caption "Hide behind Harry." Unfortunately, the photo doesn't come with any details about how this Kingsman agent was brought back to life, but the poster from this spring featured the famous Mark Twain quote "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." It still isn't known how large or small a role Colin Firth's Harry Hart may have in this sequel, so we'll have to wait and see.
As for Pedro Pascal, we reported in April that he has joined the cast as Jack Daniels, who may be a character referenced in a previous report. The story reportedly centers on Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) visiting the U.S., where they meet Halle Berry's character and a "swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy" called Jack, who is believed to be Pedro Pascal's character. That report also revealed the U.S. version of Kingsman is an organization known as the Statesmen, while we saw concept art of Julianne Moore's villainous lair, known as Poppyland.
Director Matthew Vaughn previously teased that the sequel will involve a skiing sequence, a barroom brawl, robot dogs, one-armed henchmen and a sequence where the protagonists have to fend off "a massive f***ing frankfurter." No official plot details have been released yet, but the cast also includes Channing Tatum, Sir Elton John, Jeff Bridges and Vinnie Jones. Another report also revealed that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Edward Holcroft is coming back for the sequel, despite his character Charlie Hesketh also being killed in the first movie.
Matthew Vaughn is directing from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman, who he has worked with on Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Production started back in May, with 20th Century Fox setting a June 16, 2017 release date. The sequel will be going up against another highly-anticipated sequel, Disney-Pixar's Cars 3. While we wait for more details, take a look at the first photo of Colin Firth on the set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.