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Kingsman sequel confirms Colin Firth's return after many teases

A new poster for the upcoming film makes it official

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It seems reports of secret agent Harry Hart’s death were indeed greatly exaggerated after all.

After months of teasing and speculation, the new poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle officially confirms Colin Firth will return to the film series he launched three years ago as the presumably ill-fated operative, who was shot near the tail end of the first installment, The Secret Service, in 2014.

Tweeted Thursday by the film’s official Twitter account, The Golden Circle‘s minimalist poster prominently features the names of several new cast members who’ve boarded the sequel, including Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Elton John, Jeff Bridges, and Channing Tatum. In addition to Firth, the new Kingsman class will appear alongside returning performers Taron Egerton and Mark Strong.

Firth’s reentry into the Kingsman universe has been touted by those involved with The Golden Circle several times in the recent past, with actor Pedro Pascal — who appears as Jack Daniels in the upcoming film — sharing a photo of himself and Firth (donning Hart’s signature black-rimmed glasses) on Instagram last year.

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In April 2016, Egerton tweeted a promotional poster for The Golden Circle that also alluded to Hart surviving his shocking run-in with Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) in the previous film, which went on to gross $414 million worldwide.

According to a synopsis for the filmThe Golden Circle picks up after the first film’s heroes’ “headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage,” continuing as “their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy [Egerton].” 

Per the new poster above, Kingsman: The Golden Circle is “coming soon.”