Kingsman: The Secret Service is without a doubt the best spy movie in the history of spy movies; easily topping any Bond film in my book! One of the coolest characters was Harry Hart, played by the dapper gentleman, Colin Firth. Fans of the first film were hoping to see him in the inevitable sequel, Kingsman 2. However, people who actually saw the film, fan or not, knew those chances were slim. Well according to director Matthew Vaughn, those chances are actually rather large!
The world of Kingsman is open enough to allow a limitless amount of sequels starrign Harry Hart. I mean if Bond could do it, why not Harry? Well, James Bond never got a swift bullet to the head. Yes, unfortunately Harry was quickly shot dead by Valentine, the movie's main villain.
Firth's character was, in a way, like Qui Gon Jin. One he died, it was clear that the series now rested in the hands of Eggsy, who in this case would be Obi-Wan (I can make a Star Wars reference for any occasion).
But according to Matthew Vaughn, Qui-Gon, er I mean, Harry might be making a reappearance.
“A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel but I’m coming up with ideas at the moment. If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.”
So it's safe to assume that we'll be seeing Harry Hart again! But for those worried that Firth's star-power will drown out Taron Egerton, the main character of the series, you needn't worry. Vaughn has made it quite clear that the series is still first and foremost about the newer generation of spy.
“The sequel will be ‘This is the modern-day gentleman spy.’ Because Harry isn’t. Harry even says, ‘There is a reason why we’ve developed weak chins.’ He said that meaning, ‘Look at us, we need to get new blood into this system,’ and that’s what Eggsy is. I joke that we’ve made the prequel to the Eggsy movie.”
But I really do hope they get Colin back in there somehow. But how can they bring a character back from the dead? Well, there are plenty of ways:
A prequel, showcasing the adventures of Harry Hart before he recruits Eggsy into the Service. This would be a cool way to go, showing us all the cool missions Harry got and maybe even revealing some more hidden secrets about Kingsman. We could even have Eggsy's father feature as well.
As cool as this would be, it's unlikely. Matthew Vaughn has made it clear that Eggsy's the main dude, and making a movie about before he was recruited would defeat the purpose. Plus, Id rather see the newer adventure of Kingsman anyway.
I really hope they don't do this one! There's only two ways they could go with this. They could show us scenes of Harry from the first film, or they could show us new scenes of him in his younger days.
The first would be a horrible and lazy way to bring Harry "back", as it would just be archive scenes that we've all seen before. If we wanted to see those scenes again, we'd just watch the first film again. The second would be bad too, as it would just essentially be the prequel option only lesser so. It would help reveal more about the world of Kingsman, but would most likely not leave enough time for the actual plot of the movie.
The Comic-Book Comeback
Named after the fact that comic book characters never really die, The 'Comic-Book Comeback' makes it so that Harry never actually died, for whatever reason. Maybe his glasses deflected the bullet? Maybe Kingsman got to him in time and used their technology and intelligence to bring him back to life? Maybe that Harry was clone the entire time, and the real Harry went undercover to secretly discover how many Kingsman Valentine had in his pocket. I mean, if he got Alfred to join him, then there's always a chance he got more.
No matter the rhyme or reason, the world of Kingsman is so full of mystery that the return of Harry Hart is more than reasonable.
So how would you want Colin to return?