Kingsman: The Golden Circle just hit theaters, and we’re already excited for a third super spy action adventure. Eggsy (Taron Everton) and allies Harry (Colin Firth) and Merlin (Mark Strong) have already tackled two super villains (Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore), and they’ve made new allies in their American counterparts (Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal and Halle Berry).
If The Golden Circle proves a hit at the box office and Eggsy and co return for a third romp, here’s a few actors we’d like to see at their most dapper - and most dangerous.
Chloe Grace Moretz became a hit actress with Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, the 2010 action comedy about a young and powerless wannabe superhero who crosses paths with ruthless assassin Hit Girl (Moretz) and her Batman-lite daddy (Nicolas Cage).
The young star, barely a preteen by time of Kick-Ass, has already proved she can sell the, well, kick ass side of an action movie, and be vulnerable and human at the same time.
Moretz and Vaughn re-teaming for another stylized, action-heavy comedy adventure would be one way to up the ante when the Kingsman are called to save the world a third time.
After squaring off against powerhouse actors Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore, who do you tap to play your big bad in a threequel?
Gary Oldman, best known for his role as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter saga and his role as do-gooder Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, is the kind of actor who can play both sides of the coin - good or bad - equally well.
From Drexl Spivey to Jean-Baptiste Emanuel, Oldman is as reliable a villain you can get, whether he’s English, American, or anything else. A Kingsman movie would give Oldman the opportunity to go wild - look at Sir Elton John’s scene-stealing cameo in The Golden Circle - and pairing Oldman with the creative energy of a Kingsman flick would be one hell of a ride.
James McAvoy, best known as the younger Professor Charles Xavier in Fox’s current gen of X-Men movies, teamed with Vaughn for X-Men: First Class - and with roles as the X-Men’s leader and as a maniac containing multiple personalities in Split, McAvoy could play hero or villain.
McAvoy is among the most versatile actors of his generation, and he’d fit right in between actors like Egerton and Firth - plus, with his time in the X-franchise (also a Fox property), he knows how to be part of a team that has to operate as a well-oiled machine both on and off the screen. To round out our list, another worthwhile addition to the Kingsman legend would be...
Nic Cage teamed with Vaughn on Kick-Ass as ultra-brutal Big Daddy, a vigilante who got his moment in the sun during a particularly badass and kinetic action scene when he tore through a warehouse full of thugs , slicing the criminals down like butter (you know, like Batman).
Cage can either be tastefully restrained or fully unhinged - there’s rarely a middle ground. He could be part of the same American-based Kingsman counterpart as Tatum and Bridges, or he can be let loose in one of the “did they really just do THAT?” Show stopping sequences Vaughn is known for.
Good guy, bad guy, or both, Cage could play either. But mostly we just want another crazy sequence with Cage proving he’s still got it.
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