The footage, unveiled Thursday morning, included the entire Kingsman complex being blown up, resulting in Taron Egerton’s Gary “Eggsy” Unwin declaring evenly, “We follow doomsday protocol.”
The exuberance-filled trailer opens with Egerton in a missile-armed spy car, followed by the discovery that the Kingsmen are facing a nefarious organization whose members have their fingerprints lasered off, and their teeth filed down.
With the headquarters missing, Egerton and Mark Strong, back as Eggsy’s trainer Merlin, find a bottle of Kentucky whiskey as a clue, leading them to discover an allied Kentucky-based spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman that’s staffed by a cowboy-style Tatum.
Colin Firth, donning an eyepatch, is also back as Harry Hart — even though he died in the 2014 original “Kingsman: The Secret Service” — along with newcomers Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Elton John.
Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman with Egerton again starring. The 2014 original, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” was based on the comic book “The Secret Service,” created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. Vaughn also produced the original, which grossed a surprisingly healthy $415 million worldwide.
Fox is opening “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” for release on Sept. 29.