Vinnie Jones Reunites with Matthew Vaughn for Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Character actor Vinnie Jones has taken to Twitter to reveal that he’s reunited with director Matthew Vaughn for the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle in an undisclosed role. A former professional footballer, Jones’ first film credit was in the Guy Ritchie-directed, Matthew Vaughn-produced Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The pair continued to collaborate with Jones appearing in Snatch and being cast as The Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand before Vaughn’s departure.
Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy for Kingsman: The Golden Circle with Mark Strong reprising the role of Merlin from the first film. Halle Berry is appearing as the head of the CIA, Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal will appear as a character conveniently named “Jack Daniels,” with Channing Tatum in an unknown role, and Julianne Moore playing 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. Sir Elton John will also make an appearance in his first acting role since The Pinball Wizard in 1975’s Tommy. The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, is also appearing in an unknown role.
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.