(Spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service ahead)
Considering how we last saw Harry, it seemed unlikely that Colin Firth would return for the sequel. Yet rumors persisted that he would, either via a twin, flashback, or “faked his own death” scenario, until a report surfaced those plans had been scrapped, which was then seemingly rebuked by a teaser poster featuring Harry’s signature glasses over the text “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
But wonder no more! Thanks to a behind the scenes picture from new addition Pedro Pascal featuring Firth in full Harry Hart attire with the text “Hide behind Harry”, we’ve finally got legit confirmation that Harry Hart is back in action to some extent.
It was Firth’s turn as the gentleman superspy that really stole the show. As Hart, Firth had the opportunity to somehow play both toward and against type, and he knocked it out of the park as the diligently well-mannered but ruthlessly lethal agent. And Kingsman has just the right level of ridiculousness and surrealism to pull off a character revival. Now, hopefully we’ll get to see him in action alongside his former protegee, Taron Egerton’s Eggsy.
Matthew Vaughn returns to direct the sequel, co-writing the screenplay with Jane Goldman.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is scheduled to debut in theaters on June 16, 2017.
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