As if we weren't ecstatic already at the possibility of having Colin Firth return for Kingsman: The Golden Circle — the sequel to the highly enjoyable Kinsgman: The Secret Service that added a little self-derision to the spy movie genre — another fantastic actor has just joined the cast.
In a tweet with a similar picture to the one teasing Harry Hart's comeback, Channing Tatum announced he was now part of an already star-studded cast including: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry (in talks to play the head of CIA), and Mark Strong.
'I'm About To Get All Up In That Golden Circle'
The Step Up star shared this poster in an enigmatic tweet. The text reads: "My momma always told me the British gave us Southerners our good manners," suggesting that Tatum's character, which has not yet been disclosed, will be an American Kingsman — a Statesman.
Having shown off his sick moves in Magic Mike and deadpan humor in 21 Jump Street, Tatum seems like the perfect fit for the sequel to a movie that was packed with entertaining action scenes and at the same time not taking itself seriously, generating a laid-back but hilarious "we're-not-even-trying" vibe that made it brilliant.
Will Colin Firth Return As Harry Hart?
Harry Hart's (Colin Firth) return was teased by lead actor Egerton himself, with the same text stylization underneath a pair of sunglasses. We can expect similar layouts for any upcoming announcements.
What we know so far about The Golden Circle is that Eggsy (Egerton) and Merlin (Strong) are seeking out the Statesmen after their own Kingsman club was destroyed by the movie's new villain, played by Julianne Moore.
Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first opus, will return to direct. He also co-wrote the script with Jane Goldman. Elton John is also said to be in talks for a key role, so we can only hope the movie will be as golden as its cast.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is set to be released June 16, 2017.
Do you think Channing Tatum will make a good Statesman?