Vaughn unveils official title of ‘Kingsman 2’

Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) The sequel of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is officially titled “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, director Matthew Vaughn has announced.

Vaughn also unveiled the concept arts and story details of the film, which is due to release on June 16, 2017, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Taron Egerton is back as Eggsy who teams up with Kingsman’s American counterpart, The Statesman, after the British spy organisation is destroyed in the first film.

A sneak peek at The Stateman’s headquarters is offered in one of the concept arts. One other artwork gives a glimpse at an underwater vehicle and another image shows Poppyland, the lair of the devilish character played by Julianne Moore.

“I didn’t know if I wanted to direct this or not. I was worried about the villain. Spy films are only as good as their villains. Then one morning I woke up with the whole storyline in place, and a new villain plot,” Vaughn said in an interview with Empire magazine.

“You try not to read what people want, but they do want another church sequence. I have no reason for another massacre to happen. But I have other sequences you’ve never seen before,” he added.

The anticipated action sequences are expected to include a skiing scene, a bar room scuffle, metal dogs and one-armed henchmen.

Actress Halle Berry is expected to play a spy working for The Stateman while Mark Strong will reprise his role as Eggsy’s ally Merlin. It’s unclear whether or not Colin Firth will return as Eggsy’s mentor.

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