“Harry Hart Will Return In Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” was the caption that never appeared at the end of 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.
But as we all know now, it could have done. Colin Firth’s unflappable spy will be back in the sequel, though quite how – since he appeared to suffer a terminal case of death at the end of the first film – remains tantalisingly unclear.
And Firth certainly isn’t letting on how he’ll be making his comeback, though he has told Collider that The Golden Circle isn’t going to be a conventional sequel, if that’s any kind of hint.
“Well, it’s still my duty to be cryptic about that, so forgive me in being creative in how I dodge that question,” he says when asked about Hart’s return. “It’s no secret that I’m involved, somewhere and somehow. From what I’ve been able to gather, it’s not going to feel like a conventional sequel. It’s going to be something that feels very much its own thing. I’m very optimistic about it.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class), also stars Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal and Julianne Moore, with a guest appearance from Elton John (whom we bet comes to a bloody end, probably garrotted by a piano wire). Kingsman: The Golden Circle is due to be released in the UK on 16 June 2017.