Mar 21, 2016

Tradecraft: Edward Holcroft Returns for Kingsman 2

At least one seemingly dead character from Kingsman: The Secret Service will be back for the sequel. Deadline reports that British actor Edward Holcroft (who went on to play a much more dramatic spy role opposite Ben Whishaw in London Spy) will return as Eggsy's (Taron Edgerton) snobby Kingsman candidate rival turned antagonist, Charlie. Though Charlie presumably perished in the mountain bunker at the end of the first movie, I don't think we actually saw it on screen. Does his reappearance open the door for another, much more popular, character who was killed off far more definitively? While the official word is no, many fans are still hoping director Matthew Vaughn has a surprise in store regarding that character. Kingsman 2 is set to shoot this summer, from a script by Vaughn and Jane Goldman (not, this time, working from a Mark Millar comic book). According to the trade, Halle Berry (Die Another Day) and Julianne Moore (Laws of Attraction) are also in talks to star in the sequel, with Berry as the head of the CIA and Moore as the villainess. As previously reported, Vaughn will once again direct.

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