10:53am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Kingsman' Sequel Teaser Image Suggests Death Is Not the End
With more than a year to go before Kingsman: The Golden Circle's release, Taron Egerton took to Twitter Thursday to release a new teaser image for the film, suggesting that the world hasn't seen the last of Harry Hart.
Egerton tweeted the image — which features the famous Mark Twain misquote "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" beneath a pair of glasses worn by Hart, Colin Firth's character in the first Kingsman — with the caption, "A message from an old friend."
Whether this means that Firth's Hart definitely survived his shooting by Samuel L. Jackson's Richmond Valentine in the first movie or just that someone in the movie wants to make that appear to be the case is likely to remain unclear for a while longer, of course.
Regardless of the possibility of Firth reprising his role in The Golden Circle, the second movie in the series based on the Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons comic book definitely will see Egerton and Mark Strong return, alongside new arrivals Halle Berry and Julianne Moore. Berry will play the head of the U.S. equivalent to the Kingsman, the Statesman, while Moore is expected to play the villain of the film.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be released June 16, 2017.