Last week the trailer dropped for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, sequel to much loved Kingsman: The Secret Service. The British spy thriller starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton charmed audiences worldwide with a truly entertaining movie, so it is little surprise that number two is on its way.

First impressions are that the next instalment is the bigger and better version of the original film. The plot goes a little like this; Eggsy is thrown into madness once again as the British spy headquarters is destroyed and an alliance is struck between British and American agencies. This sets the stage for a Bond with Bourne situation, a combination of British allure and American wit. The trailer doesn’t give much about the plot away, though the destroying of the headquarters is shown with implications of how good the visual effects will be.

Matthew Vaughn will return to direct. Other than Kingsman: The Secret Service, Vaughn has directed films such as Kick Ass and Stardust. One of the best features of the first film was how great a cast there was. Although Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson will not star in The Golden Circle, some big names have been brought in to make up the slack. Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges are some of the names to be involved.

They join Taron Egerton (Eggsy), who is quickly becoming one of the most exciting young actors around. He’s had roles in Sing, Eddie the Eagle and Legend, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle will only enhance his reputation. Of course Colin Firth and Mark Strong will appear as Harry Hart and Merlin respectively, and each were an enjoyable aspect of the first movie.

The trailer gives a taste of the kind of things to expect. Taxi submarines, outrageous car chases and Channing Tatum with a shotgun combined will surely make for a treat of a movie.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be released 29th September 2017.

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