According to Matthew Vaughn, acclaimed director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, its sequel, The Golden Circle, is going to top the film in a lot of ways. Four very specific ways, in fact. Vaughn lays it out in an interview with Empire Magazine.
“There’s an opportunity with Kingsman 2 to make it bigger and bolder and funnier and crazier. The church sequence, everyone wants something like that. But we’ve got action sequences which are just as original but different.”
Vaughn is of course referring to the first film’s infamous church sequence, in which Colin Firth’s Harry Hart is forced to massacre an army of church attendees who’ve been mind-zapped into trying to kill him. It’s a totally bonkers scene, and sets a certain level of expectation for similar sequences in the sequel.
Beyond the action, the cast of Kingsman is getting bigger too. Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal and Halle Berry are all set to play major roles within the film’s new American spy agency, Statesman. Moore’s character sounds the most typically Kingsman, with Vaughn describing her megalomaniacal character, Poppy, as “America’s Sweetheart gone wrong.” Vaughn offers this amusing comment on the film’s new Statesman agency characters, and their natural differences from the Kingsman spies.
“They’re great characters. They’re multi-billionaires with huge jets, and their base is a giant distillery in Kentucky. We’ve got all this fun Americana and we’re combining it with the Englishness.”
As for our main character, Taron Egerton’s Eggsy, Vaughn promises an arc that will further and deepen the journey of Kingsman’s newest agent.
“We’ve got a huge arc for Eggsy. Where does he go? What does he have to learn? And now he’s got a huge moral dilemma the audience will totally relate to.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens September 29th
Source: Empire Online
10 Movie & TV Villains Who Actually Beat The Heroes
A few weeks ago, the sci-fi horror film Life hit theaters. The tale of an unstoppable alien stalking a group of heroic astronauts on the International Space Station had the right amount of terror, intrigue and characters. We here at Heroic Hollywood liked it. One thing about the movie that was awesome was its ending. It’s been a few weeks, so most of you all probably know, but the alien ends up being the victor, killing the crew and assumingly conquers planet Earth. Life continues the fun trend of when the villains in the movie win.
This makes you think… what about other times where the villain actually wins? In the world of heroes who constantly face insurmountable odds and almost always end up being the victor (after all, who wants it for the good guy to not be triumphant?), there have been a few times many films based on comic book properties where the villain is actually the victor, even when they lose.
Here are a few examples of when our heroes are actually bested by the bad guys, even if the heroes technically win the day. Click Next to take a look….