Big things are a-happenin’ over at Fox, per The Hollywood Reporter. The studio made a slew of scheduling changes on the night before Thanksgiving as a sort of special edition of a Friday dump. (That term refers to the PR practice of burying bad or otherwise uninteresting news on a Friday afternoon, when coverage will be minimal.) Big-name projects have all been shuffled around, and that’s all fully detailed below, but the most eye-catching item on Fox’s docket happens to be an unnamed project from James Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment.
Kingsman: the Golden Circle
A few months back, Taron Egerton teased the return of Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his surprise hit film based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel. Despite the fact that [SPOILER] Firth’s return seemed a bit impossible given the ending of Kingsman: The Secret Service, a new photo from the set of the sequel confirms that Harry Hart is indeed back, and he’s palling around with one of your favorite Game of Thrones stars.
Former British footballer Vinnie Jones landed his big acting break in the Matthew Vaughn-produced Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels — so it’s hardly surprising that Jones is the latest addition to the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. If anything, it has us wondering why Jones didn’t pop up in the Kingsman universe a little sooner.
With every awesome addition to the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we ask, “Could this cast get any better?” And then another fantastic actor joins the lineup. So if we just continue saying that after every casting announcement, it shouldn’t be long before Tom Hardy and Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron join this thing, right? That day isn’t today, but the Kingsman sequel does have another very cool addition: Jeff Bridges.
Last month it was rumored that Elton John just might have a role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which already features a pretty killer lineup of talent, including Julianne Moore and Channing Tatum. It’s been a bit quiet on the Kingsman front since Tatum’s casting, but Elton John has officially confirmed his involvement with the sequel via a delightful new teaser poster.
As if the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle couldn’t get any better, Channing Tatum has up and joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to 2015’s breakout action hit. Tatum made the announcement via Twitter, where he also shared a teaser poster hinting at his part in the upcoming film, which also recently added Game of Thrones favorite Pedro Pascal.
It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside, that Kingsman: The Golden Circle is going to be kind of awesome.
From the moment he first appeared on screen, Pedro Pascal was an instant favorite on Game of Thrones, and while we won’t be seeing him on the hit HBO series again, he could very well become an instant favorite in another franchise — the actor formerly known as the Red Viper is joining Kingsman: The Golden Circle, where he’ll hopefully show off more of those deadly sword skills.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was the big sleeper hit of 2015, its nihilistic sense of black humor and highly stylized action resonating with a surprisingly large audience. Naturally, a sequel couldn’t have been far off, and while director Matthew...