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Entertainment Weekly

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opening scene debuts at Comic-Con

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Hours after debuting a new, R-rated trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 20th Century Fox surprised Comic-Con attendees by showing off the opening sequence of the film.

The film picks up after the events of 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, with Eggsy (Taron Egerton) fighting off an assassin with robotic arms while in his Kingsman car. The scene takes Eggsy all over London, and in keeping with director Matthew Vaughn’s signature style, is hyperkinetic and wild. (Part of the opening is shown in the latest trailer, seen above).

In the sequel, Eggsy travels to America to connect with the U.S. spy agency the Statesman (which uses an alcohol business in Kentucky as a front to cover for its true intentions). There, he meets U.S. agents played by Channing Tatum (Agent Tequila), Halle Berry (Agent Ginger Ale), Pedro Pascal (Agent Whiskey), and Jeff Bridges (Agent Champagne). “I was a fan of the first one and I was just begging to be in this movie,” Tatum said during the Comic-Con panel.

Original Kingsman star Colin Firth (Harry Hart) returns for the sequel as well — despite being killed off in the first film.

“I’m in the trailer,” Firth said of his appearance in The Golden Circle.

Costar Julianne Moore was not in attendance during the Thursday panel, but Fox debuted a new clip of her nefarious villain, previously described by Vaughn as “Martha Stewart on crack.” In the scene, Moore’s character, Poppy, forces a new recruit to turn a former co-worker into hamburger meat. She then makes the guy eat his old friend.

“She’s taken over the global drug business and wants to be on the Forbes list,” Vaughn told EW. But, he explained, her villainy has some relatable facets that might surprise audiences. “She has a speech where she goes, ‘Sugar is 10 times more addictive than cocaine. It causes more death and misery in America. Yet one is legal. Peddle that sh– and you’re in the Forbes 500. Peddle coke and you’re in jail. What the f—!’ So the points she’s making are not insane.”

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out Sept. 22.

Reporting by Tim Stack