Rising British actor Taron Edgerton ha revealed that a scene cut from “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is set to show up in the sequel due later this year.
Speaking to Den of Geek, Edgerton was asked about Elton John’s appearance in the sequel and the actor confirmed that originally the singer was sought for the first film and that a cut scene from the first film (not necessarily involving John) will be reused here:
“Matthew knows and likes Elton, and knows that he brings something that fits the tone of the Kingsman world. I think I can say that there’s a deleted scene from the first one, that I personally thought shouldn’t have been cut, and that’s now in the second film. But what it is… I don’t think I can say.
The first film included a subplot with celebrities being kidnapped and director Matthew Vaughn told ABC News Radio in 2015 about what they originally planned to do with Elton John:
“I was umming and ahhing ’cause it had a whole fun subplot about celebrities being kidnapped. And I had an idea of, who’s the worst celebrity you’d want to have locked in a cell? And I came up with Elton John, and having Elton John throwing these huge tantrums. And then I wanted to do an action scene of Elton John kicking the living daylights out of people.”
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” sees Eggsy (Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) travel to the United States to join forces with their American counterparts. Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Edward Holcroft and Vinnie Jones also star.
The film is currently targeting an October 6th release.