The fact that Sir Elton John may play a major part in Kingsman: The Golden Circle doesn’t exactly come as a complete surprise to us. Kingsman: The Secret Service featured an absolutely all-star ensemble consisting of Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, and even Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Although yesterday we would not have guessed that Sir Elton John would sign on for the sequel, it makes sense when we consider the kind of prestige that this franchise has already managed to acquire.
This news represents only the latest in a long line of recent casting announcements related to the upcoming spy sequel. Aside from Sir Elton John, we know for certain that Kingsman 2 has also enlisted the acting talents of Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal for a major part in the film. Additionally, a poster released last week also seems to indicate that Colin Firth’s fan-favorite character Harry Hart may also return to the action – somehow surviving a bullet to the head during the events of the last film.
We will bring you any and all details related to Kingsman: The Golden Circle as they become available to us. The highly anticipated sequel to last year’s hit spy spoof will blast its way into theaters next summer on June 16, 2017.