Colin Firth will be back for Kingsman sequel

The worst-kept secret in cinema is out

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Colin Firth’s sharp-suited Harry Hart was one of the best things about Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, so his death towards the end of that movie was a massive surprise for viewers. How would the upcoming sequel manage without his suave charm? Would there be some sort of replacement? Could a Kingsman film even work without Firth on board?

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Well, now the questions have been definitively answered – no, a Kingsman film wouldn’t work without Colin Firth, so they’ve brought him back from the dead to be in the new one.

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In an Instagram post by Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal (who joins upcoming sequel The Golden Circle) Firth can be seen on set in a messed-up version of his Kingsman costume, and before you suggest evil twin we’d point out that Pascal still refers to him as “Harry”. 

Sure, this isn’t exactly the first clue that Firth will return – Taron Edgerton hinted at the possibility earlier this year and the pair appeared together in rather familiar Kingsman specs for an EU Referendum-themed snap just a few weeks ago (both below), but this picture really clinches it. On set, in costume, referred to by name. Case closed.

Then again, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised – based on interviews he gave after the first film’s release, director Vaughn never intended Firth to shuffle off this mortal coil for too long.

“A lot of people are very upset that Colin might not be in the sequel,” Vaughn told USA Today. “But I’m coming up with ideas at the moment.

“If people buy tickets in America, I’ve got a feeling we’ll figure out a way for having Colin back.”

My goodness, if he dies in this one as well we might start losing our patience.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be released in June 2017