Like Colin Firth, Elton John, and Channing Tatum previously did, Jeff Bridges announced that he has officially joined the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a sequel to the 2015 film, by posting a poster with a message suggesting something about his character.
For Bridges, his character enjoys a tumbler filled with hard liquor. His poster reads, "The only Golden Circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table."
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will mark the third time Bridges has appeared in a movie based on a comic book, having previously appeared in 2008's Iron Man and 2013's R.I.P.D. (a.k.a. Rest In Peace Department). The 66-year-old veteran actor is better known to mainstream audiences for his roles in Starman (1984), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), Seabiscuit (2003), and True Grit (2010).
The film is being directed by Matthew Vaughn, based on a script he co-wrote with Jane Goldman. Returning cast members include Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Colin Firth and Edward Holcroft. The new additions to the cast include Channing Tatum, Elton John, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry and Julianne Moore.
At this time, little is known of the film's plot, but based on previous statements from Vaughn, we should meet the American counterpart of the Kingsman organization, which is known as the “Statesman.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is scheduled for release on June 16, 2017.