Here’s a breakdown of the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ panel from San Diego Comic Con
The stars of Kingsman: The Golden Circle opened Comic-Con 2017 with a bang, as the first panel in the illustrious Hall H. The 6,500 fans in the packed hall were shown three action-packed clips: a wild car chase through the streets of London; a fight between Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Agent Tequila (Channing Tatum); and a scene starring Julianne Moore as villain Poppy, who literally makes mincemeat out of a member of the titular Golden Circle, eventually serving him up as a hamburger.
The crowd also was treated to an animated short featuring Eggsy and Archer, in which the young British agent challenges the FX spy to a drinking contest, who immediately downs a bottle of whiskey and passes out on the floor.
Oscar-winner Halle Berry, who plays the brains of the Statesman organization in the Kingsman sequel, drank all her co-stars under the table at the morning panel. Everyone was poured a shot of whiskey, but Berry was given a pint glass, which was almost filled to the brim by co-star Channing Tatum. After some coaxing from the crowd, the star downed her drink and divided the rest of the session between looking somewhat distant and placing her head in her hands.
Channing Tatum, who plays Statesman Agent Tequila, confessed to campaigning for a role in the movie. “I was a fan of the first one,” he said. “I was begging to be in this movie.”
Halle Berry said of her character: “Her name is Ginger Ale. She’s the tech brain, nerdy character of the Statesmen. But she has hidden depths. I’m just gonna say that.”
Jeff Bridges, who plays the head of the Statesmen, said: “I’m Champagne, but I like to be called Champ. He is challenged by his vices but is a tough guy so gets up in the face of that vice. He wears booze as a cologne.”
Taron Egerton, who plays young Kingsman Eggsy, said of returning for the sequel: “It’s a dream job. The movie is so cool even if you get hurt. I got my hand slammed in a car door and punched in the face. In terms of what it takes to be a Kingsman, manners maketh the man, plus the ability to throw a decent right hook, and some seriously beautiful threads.”
Colin Firth, who played mentor Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service and was seemingly killed off, gave little away about his return. “It’s all a mystery to me,” he said. “I’m in the trailer. I seem to do a lot of shaving and that’s really all I can say. I’m not here really.”