As mentioned yesterday with the debut of two awesome new trailers for The Kingsman: Golden Circle, the upcoming R-rated comic book spy caper sequel from director Matthew Vaughn had a panel at San Diego Comic-Con last night. Moderated by Jonathan Ross, the panel was sans Vaughn who couldn’t attend due to actually being too busy finishing up the film. Comic-Con’s vaunted Hall H did see stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal, screenwriter Jane Goldman and original comic book artist Dave Gibbons, take to the stage to have some fun as they showed off footage from the film. Oh and also get drunk.
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In keeping with the theme of the new Statesman introduced in the movie – this American spy organization counterpart to Kingsman is based in a Kentucky distillery – the stars had a bottle of bourbon passed among them to all take a swig. All except Halle Berry who instead downed an entire tumbler glass of the stuff, reportedly leaving her a bit tipsy much to the giggling enjoyment of Tatum.
Why do I mention this? Because drunk spies appeared to be the order of day at the panel as alongside some clips from the film, a hilarious clip was also shown boasting a crossover with FX animated spy romp Archer. The clip sees Egerton’s Kingsman Eggsy bumping into the ludicrous Sterling Archer who has somehow bumbled his way into the Kingsman’s secret base. HILARITY ENSUES!
Ha ha! Now I totally want to see an actual Kingsman/Archer movie! I know this was all just done for a laugh, but Kingsman is just cartoonish and over-the-top enough that the two properties would actually gel well.
Besides for the fun crossover, the panel also debuted three clips to the audience which apparently went down gangbusters. SlashFilm have a great recap of all the footage which you can read about in the link, but the most intriguing one was the introduction of Julliane Moore’s Poppy, the villain of the movie. And her burgers.
And that brings us to the third and final clip…and the only one to get a warning from the panel that things were about to get a little gross. The scene introduces us to Poppy (Julianne Moore), the leader of a secretive drug cartel called The Golden Circle that seems to have a monopoly on the industry of illegal substances. With that kind of wealth comes all kinds of extravagances. Specifically, Poppy has built a retro 1950s town (where every building bears her name) on top of a mountain in the middle of an unspecified jungle. Oh, and she has two robot dogs named Bennie and Jet. And she deals with a henchman who has let her down by pulling a Peter Stormare in Fargo and having him lowered into a meat grinder. In her diner. And then she, uh, prepares the results for his replacement in hamburger form.
Yummy! The Kingsman: Golden Circle will also star Michael Caine, Vinnie Jones, Sophie Cookson, Michael Gambon and Sir Elton John. Yes, that Sir Elton John. It is scheduled for release on 22 September 2017. Here’s the full official synopsis:
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Last Updated: July 21, 2017