Taron Egerton Talks Channing Tatum's Role In 'Kingsman 2'

Next summer, fans will get to see the Kingsman return in full-force when Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters. The sequel features a massive cast of talented actors such as Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, and Channing Tatum. Of course, the film will also feature actors from the first film like Taron Egerton who plays Gary "Eggsy" Unwin. And, now, the British native is speaking about one of the franchise's newest recruits.

Taron spoke with Entertainment Tonight recently where he was asked about the upcoming Kingsman film. Speaking of his co-stars, the British actor couldn't help but look proud. "That's my supporting cast, yeah," he said of Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, and Channing Tatum. "It's great, man, we've just finished, it's gonna blow everyone away."

The actor went on to talk specifically about Channing Tatum, saying the actor "was only around for a couple weeks, but he's such a great guy and he's brilliant in the movie."

Unsurprisingly, fans know very little about what Channing's role will be in The Golden Circle. Sources have indicated the star will play a secret agent with the Statesmen, the U.S. counterpart to the Kingsmen. The sequel will follow with British agency as they head to America and join forces with the Statesmen after a rogue criminal named Poppy destroys the Kingsman HQ. So far, fans believe Channing will play one of Eggsy's allies as they track down the dangerous baddie.

Channing first announced his involvement with The Golden Circle earlier this year via Twitter. The actor posted a teaser poster for the film to his account and said, "I'm about to get all up in that Golden Circle."

A very similar post was also shared by Colin Firth as British icon teased his return to the franchise. Many had believed Firth would not appear in the film considering his tragic fate in the first Kingsman film. Fans finally got their first look at the actor on set of The Golden Circle earlier this summer when a photo of him in-character as Harry Hart popped up on Instagram.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will hit theaters on June 16 2017.

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