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What would we do without Entertainment Weekly?! The media outlet has gone and done us a solid by dropping the first official look to the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle along with some insightful comments from both director Matthew Vaughn and members of the cast, including the resurrected Colin Firth. But first, some pics!

Speaking with the publication, Vaughn mentioned the challenges faced in bringing something fresh to the table and not a simple retread of the previous installment:

“Just doing a sequel, you’re kind of violating that promise of originality. Sequelitis is a plague I have no interest in contracting.”

Star Taron Egerton mentioned that this go around was more of a team up than a solo outing, likening the first Kingsman to Captain America: The First Avenger with the Golden Circle being more inline with The Avengers in that our heroes join forces with their American counterparts, the Statesmen.

Mark Strong spoke about the possibility of a love interest in Halle Berry’s Ginger, with Merlin being smitten with his American counterpart:

“I quite like playing the tech nerd who can handle himself in a conflict situation. But what I really like about this second film is that Merlin meets Halle Berry’s character, who plays his equivalent role in the Statesmen. And she had her clipboard and her glasses, just like Merlin. And what happens when two tech nerds come together? Might there be some geeky love?”

And when it comes to bringing a certain spy back from the dead, Colin Firth believes anything is possible:

“I got in the first Kingsman by virtue of my improbability. An actor known for chick flicks as a fighting badass. So given that irony, I’d say anything is possible.”

There’s also details on Julieanne Moore’s Martha Stewart-esque villain, Poppy as well as the inclusion of Elton John who’s been “Vaughn-ized” in the movie.

Just bring on a trailer already!

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is set to hit theatres this September!