Meet The New Characters You'll Be Seeing In 'Kingsman 2' When It Comes Out Next Month
Get to know the Statesman... and the villain who's set to destroy the world.
It's only less than two months to go 'til 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'! We don't know about you, but we can hardly wait to see Eggsy, Merlin, Lancelot, and the previously-thought-dead Harry Hart on the big screen again.
BOOM. *guns drop*
Not only will we be seeing the return of the Kingsman, the British super spies will also be teaming up with their equally bad-a** American cousin the Statesman to save the world
While dapper suits and weaponised umbrellas maketh the Kingsman's armour, the Statesman tend to favour cowboy hats and deathly lassos that can, um, slice their enemies in half.
In director Matthew Vaughn's own words, the Statesman are "multi-billionaires with huge jets" and based in a giant distillery in Kentucky, hence the alcohol-related code names (we'll get to that later). They're also a lot less subtle compared to the British cousins, if their American-flag parachutes and ostentatious Tony Stark-esque building (below) are anything to go by. :p
1. Agent Champagne (or "Champ", as he preferred to be called)
Not much is know about Champ, other than him being the head honcho of the Statesman and that he really likes to throw his hat from one end of the room to the other.
Notable quote: "To our reunion!"
Played by: Jeff Bridges ('Iron Man', 'The Big Lebowski')
2. Agent Tequila
Wild and a little cocky, Agent Tequila is pretty handy with a rifle (check out that rifle spin!) and definitely giving Eggsy a run for his money in the charm department.
Notable quote: "F*** yeah!"
Played by: Channing Tatum ('Step Up', 'Magic Mike', '21 Jump Street')
3. Agent Whiskey
Confession time - Agent Whiskey is probably our favourite addition to the cast. He totally oozes sex appeal (y'all who watch 'Game of Thrones' know what I mean), and the way he handles the lasso and guns? Pure bada**ery. So smooth. Mm.
Notable quote: "It's a lasso."
Played by: Pedro Pascal ('Game of Thrones', 'Narcos')
4. Agent Ginger Ale
The only female in the Statesman that we've seen so far, Ginger serves as the Statesman's tech support a.k.a. the equivalent of the Kingsman's Merlin (played by Mark Strong).
Notable quote: "Let's get started."
Played by: Halle Berry (the 'X-Men' franchise, 'Catwoman')
Described as "America's sweetheart gone wrong" and "Martha Stewart on crack", Poppy is a ruthless entrepreneur who's actually a criminal mastermind controlling a global drug business.
Notable quote: "Say goodbye to the Kingsman."
Played by: Julianne Moore ('Still Alice', 'The Kids Are All Right')
BONUS: Elton John as himself
While Sir Elton John has yet to appear in any trailers, the director has stated that the singer will be playing a "Vaughn-ized" version of himself. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' opens in cinemas nationwide on 21 September. Watch the latest trailer HERE:
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