Colin Firth’s character in Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed to meet a fairly definitive end: he was shot in the head. And that was a shame, because it was an absolutely delightful character and we wanted to see more of him. Now it looks like the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, will be able to have its cake and eat it too by bringing back Firth, although we’re not sure how.
Christina Radish recently interviewed Firth for his upcoming film Bridget Jones’s Baby, and asked him about Harry Hart’s return:
Collider: We now know that you’ll be in the Kingsman sequel, but when and how did you find out that you’d be returning?
COLIN FIRTH: Well, it’s still my duty to be cryptic about that, so forgive me in being creative in how I dodge that question. It’s no secret that I’m involved, somewhere and somehow. From what I’ve been able to gather, it’s not going to feel like a conventional sequel. It’s going to be something that feels very much its own thing. I’m very optimistic about it.
People are definitely excited that you’ll be back, in whatever capacity that turns out to be.
FIRTH: I can’t give too much away about in what capacity I’m back. A lot of people have speculated and a lot of people have come to the wrong conclusions about it. I want to keep the surprise alive, a little longer. I think they’re going to be surprised again.
I’m glad that Firth is trying to keep the why and how of Hart’s return a secret, and I’m hoping that the marketing for the film follows suit. While I’m sure it’s tempting to give away the particulars of how Hart survived a bullet to the head (assuming he survived and that Colin Firth isn’t playing Hart’s twin), it’s better to leave audiences guessing until they see the movie.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens June 16, 2017, and also stars Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Vinnie Jones, and Elton John.