The king(sman) has returned.
The last time we saw Firth’s character, Harry Hart, Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) was shooting him in the head. There’s even a moment where a disgusted Valentine asks if he is, in fact, dead.
“That tends to happen when you shoot someone in the head,” replies Gazelle (Sofia Boutella).
Firth is a Kingsman, though. He’s not going to let that hold him back.
We knew the character’s return was imminent from Firth’s name appearing on the poster for the new movie, and sure enough, one scene in the trailer shows Hart― now donning an eyepatch — much to the surprise of Eggsy (Taron Egerton).
The eyepatch gives Firth a very Nick Fury-like feel, which is Sam Jackson’s character in the Marvel movies. Egerton also previously teased that the first movie was like “Captain America,” and the follow-up is more like “Avengers.”
What does this all mean? Who knows? But Jackson better come back, too.
Perhaps the strangest twist in trailer is the ending montage naming all the big actors in the film. There’s Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. But then Pedro Pascal, aka Oberyn Martell from “Game of Thrones,” shows up and doesn’t get a name-drop.
He just appears and is all like, “Here I am!” (Crickets ...)
Why did they do that? It’s weird. Is this payback for Oberyn not finishing the Mountain on “Game of Thrones” when he had the chance?
For now, we’re guessing it’s just an awkward edit. Today is not the day our hype dies.