Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the breakout hits of 2014. It helped make Colin Firth seem infinitely cool, and featured one of the greatest action scenes in history. A sequel was announced, but unfortunately it appeared Firth wouldn’t returning due (spoiler alert) to his character coming down with an unfortunate case of death. But soon after the announcement, Firth began fanning the flames of a potential return, as he teased the chance of his character coming back from the sequel.
Ever since then, his character’s revival has been on of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood. Taron Edgerton even tweeted a poster with Firth’s glasses and the quote “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. Today, we got even further confirmation of the character’s revival come from the Instagram feed of Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), one of the the new cast members to be featured in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The picture feature’s Pascal standing behind Firth himself on the cast of the film:
How exactly Firth will be returning remains ambiguous. Maybe he was never actually dead and made a spontaneous recovery, or maybe it’ll be a flashback sequence. Maybe it’ll be what I’m hoping and it’ll be something insanely ridiculous and over the top and Firth will return as a clone or robot version of his character, totally embracing some of the more crazy spy tropes. However he comes back, I think we can all agree that more Firth is a good thing.
Or maybe not, I’m not here to tell you how to think. You guys excited about Firth returning or nah?