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Kingsman The Golden Circle - Totally Useless Movie Trivia



Kingsman The Golden Circle - Totally Useless Movie Trivia
Kingsman The Golden Circle
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
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10.  In the trailer released on 04/25/2017 Channing Tatum's character is shown wearing a belt buckle with 'Statesman' on it which, given his appearance, might mean the US counterpart to the UK's Kingsman.

9.  All the Statesmen are named after alcoholic beverages.

8.  The robot dogs Bennie and Jet are most likely a reference to Elton John's song "Bennie and the Jets".

7.  Jeff Bridges appears completely clean-shaven with no beard and no mustache. This is the first time he appears as such since the A Dog Year (2009).

6.  Second film of 2017 to feature John Denver's Country Roads (Take me home) in its soundtrack. The other film to feature the song is Logan Lucky which also coincidentally stars Channing Tatum.

5.  Elton John once called Madonna a "Big c*nt that looks like a f*cking fairground stripper."

4.  Julianne Moore based her characterization of Poppy on Gene Hackman's performance as Lex Luthor in the Superman movies.

3.  Channing Tatum's stage name as a pre-movie star stripper, was "Chan Crawford."

2.  Director Matthew Vaughn's Godfather is Peter Morton.

1.  A character named Alexander Easter was rumored to be the main villain.
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LEFTOVERS


The film's cast includes five Oscar winners: Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, and Elton John.

Reunites Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore after The Big Lebowski (1998) and Seventh Son (2014).

Loosely based on comic book series published by Marvel under their Icon Comics imprint.

First film that Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges have appeared in together. They have twice competed with each other for the Best Actor Academy Award. In 2009, Bridges won for Crazy Heart (2009), while Firth was nominated for A Single Man (2009). In 2010, Firth won for The King's Speech (2010), while Bridges was nominated for True Grit (2010). This is the second film opposite Julianne Moore for both of them. She appeared with Bridges in The Big Lebowski (1998), and Firth in A Single Man (2009).

This is the third comic book series for Jeff Bridges, after Iron Man (2008) and R.I.P.D. (2013), and for Halle Berry, after Storm in the X-Men films and Catwoman (2004)).

On the weekend of May 14-15th 2016 there was filming for this film in Birmingham City Centre(Uk) scenes included a car chase.

Reunites Colin Firth with Mark Strong after Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

Reunites Julianne Moore with Colin Firth after A Single Man (2009).

Fourth collaboration between Matthew Vaughn and Mark Strong. They previously worked together on Stardust, Kick Ass, Kingsman Secret Service, and this film.

Second time Channing Tatum is playing a Secret Service agent, the first was in White House Down.

Matthew Vaughn has joked that he will bring Colin Firth back to the Kingsman franchise as a zombie Harry Hart or Harry's evil twin.
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EXTRAS

Henry Jackman used the same music he created for X-Men First Class when Eggs is forcing Harry to regain his memory . The name of the music in First Class is Rage and Serenity and is shown when both Magneto (First Class) and Harry (Kingsman) are experiencing extreme emotional turmoil followed by calmness.

Mark Strong, who plays Merlin, provides the voice-over for Vue Cinemas in the UK and Ireland with regards to cinema etiquette. Exclusively for " Kingsman: The Golden Circle " screenings, he delivers it in his Scottish Merlin accent and with the odd profanity thrown in!

In the teaser trailer scenes are shown of a modern diner and other classically "American" structures amidst Mayan/Aztec ruins in Central America. This could be a possible reference to Fordlandia, an "All-American Small Town" built in the middle of the Brazilian jungle by Henry Ford to grow and processor rubber for car tires.

This marks the third time that actor Bruce Greenwood has played the United States President. He previously played President John F. Kennedy in "Thirteen Days" (2000) and a fictitious U.S. President in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2007).

Fox was originally planned to have a world premiere of the movie in New York on September 12 but canceled it to help out with the Hurricane Harvey relief telethon by donate the money budgeted for its Kingsman soiree to Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief that same night.

The original idea for the first film's comic book about the American Secret Service who call themselves "Uncle Sam." In the sequel, the Kingsman are teaming up with their American counterpart who call themselves the Statesman.

Final film of Swedish veteran actor Björn Granath. His appearance in this film was supposed to set up a larger role in a planned sequel.

In the closing credits it reads, "Dope Thanks to Samuel L Jackson". Jackson played Richmond Valentine, the first film's villain and was briefly shown in this film as part of a flashback scene, Jackson did not however actually film any scenes in the sequel.

The song used in the main trailer is actually two songs mashed together - the instrumental version of "Battle Royale" by Apashe and "My Generation" by The Who.

Taron Egerton was one of the final two actors along with Alden Ehrenreich in contention for the lead role in the Untitled Han Solo Movie but was forced to drop out when production for this film was greenlit sooner than expected.
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