Now I don’t know how the rest of you felt, but I was not expecting the first Kingsman movie to be as fun as it was. Great storytelling, fun characters and possibly the best use of the Free Bird guitar solo ever. Now with that being said, we knew it was only a matter of time before we got a sequel and lo and behold, here’s the trailer. Now I’ll point it out that the trailer does drop what looks like a big spoiler if you haven’t paid attention to casting details or the initial teaser posters, so fair warning.
The trailer opens up with a voice over of Harry Hunt played by Colin Firth describing just what he saw in Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and why he felt Eggsy would make a good Kingsman agent. Fun random fact, Taron Egerton is Welsh and comes from a village with the most insane name ever – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Have fun trying to pronounce that. Back to the trailer, we get some nice shots of Kingsman gear and we see Eggsy fellow agent Roxy as well as their tech support Merlin. We also get to see Eggsy driving a taxi submarine which I think is fantastic. With Harry’s voice over coming to a close, we see all the Kingsman locations being bombed and trashed. The trailer shows Eggsy and Merlin meeting up and then we hit the music – My Way, by Frank Sinatra. As Old Blue Eyes plays in the background, we see what must be the American equivalent of the Kingsman organization, the appropriately named Statesmen. After a few moments of Channing Tatum doing what can only be described as Gun Kata with a shotgun, we flip over to Eggsy getting tossed around by a man with a bionic arm. We get a cool shot of Prince Oberyn Martel himself, Pedro Pascal brandishing a whip in a bar, see a ski gondola sort of crash and then some rapid shots of the cast including Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges. Finally, we come to what might be a spoiler for some. Harry, who was killed midway during the movie is alive and shaving, with both Eggsy and Merlin staring in shock. Cue title card and this trailer is all wrapped up.
So what did we learn? The Kingsman organization comes under attack from some external source and the agents end up in the US working with the Statesman. While we get a feel for the big notes, we have no idea on the key details which is great for a movie like this. With the movie set to release in September, we’ll probably have at least 2 more trailers between now and then, so hopefully they’ll be able to bottle lightning for a second time. Overall, I’m pretty hyped for Kingsman 2 and it looks like it will earn a place in The Almanac, but what do you think? Leave a comment below and let us know what you thought and what recent trailer has you most hyped! Catch you next time – BB