Elton John Confirms Kingsman: The Golden Circle Casting

Last month came the revelation that musician Sir Elton John was in talks for a role in the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the man himself has taken to Instagram to confirm the casting with a new poster for the film. 

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Parodying the previous poster for the film, which itself teased the return of Colin Firth’s Harry Hart, the image reads “Wednesday night’s alright for fighting” (a parody itself of John’s song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”) but also featuring a pair of his trademark sunglasses. “It’s been a long time since Tommy…..” John wrote in his post, citing the last time he acted in a feature film. Check it out in the gallery below!

Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy with Mark Strong reprising the role of Merlin for the upcoming film. Halle Berry is appearing as the head of the CIA, Pedro Pascal as a character conveniently named “Jack Daniels,” with Channing Tatum, and Julianne Moore in talks to play the film’s central villain. Edward Holcroft is also set to appear in the film, though whether he will reprise as his character from the first is unclear. 

Matthew Vaughn returns to write and direct Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which sees Eggsy heading to the United States where he’ll meet his match in a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy.”

20th Century Fox has set a June 16, 2017 release date for the sequel. The first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, earned $414.4 million at the worldwide box office in 2015.