Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been casting up left and right lately. Pedro Pascal and Elton John recently joined the sequel and we finally received confirmation that both Colin Firth and Sophie Cookson would be reprising their roles from the original. Now word comes that none other than Channing Tatum has joined the follow-up! Based on his recent tweet (and the accompanying image), it sounds like he’ll be showcased as an agent for the U.S. version of the Kingsman organization, the Statesman.
The plot of the film apparently sees a dastardly villain named Poppy (Julianne Moore) taking out Kingsman HQ, forcing our heroes Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Roxy (Sophie Cookson), and Merlin (Mark Strong) to head across the pond to team-up with their U.S. counterpart. Keeping the series’ humor going strong, the Statesman HQ is a whiskey distillery and the agents appear to have names appropriate for such an abode. Pedro Pascal’s character is named Jack Daniels, so one can only hope that Tatum’s will be similarly comical. I’m hoping for Jim Beam, personally.
“I’m about to get all up in that Golden Circle. #Kingsman” – C-Tates
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is slated to arrive in theaters on June 16, 2017. It is director Matthew Vaughn’s follow-up to Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Based on a script by Vaughn and his longtime writing/producing partner Jane Goldman, the film stars Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Edward Holcroft, and Elton John.