Channing Tatum Joins The 'Kingsman 2' Cast

by Amy Mackelden

A guaranteed way to get me to watch a movie is to cast Channing Tatum in it. I'm sure many people feel the same way. So news Tatum will co-star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle has made me much more interested in watching the sequel. The first movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, starred Taron Egerton as Eggsy Unwin, an unlikely secret service recruit, with Colin Firth as his ever-impressive mentor. While the first movie was set in the United Kingdom, Tatum's casting follows news that the sequel will take place in America. The Independent says that the plot will see, "Eggsy head state-side with Mark Strong’s Merlin to work for secret U.S. spy society Statesmen," while Halle Berry and Julianne Moore have also been cast. So who will Channing Tatum play in Kingsman 2 ?

Due for release on June 16, 2017, details about the plot of the second Kingsman movie are so far scarce. The first poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle seems to hint at the return of Colin Firth's character Harry Hart, featuring the words “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” And The Independent reports that, "Statesmen HQ is disguised as a whisky distillery and once there, Eggsy and Merlin will be tasked with defeating the villainous Poppy, played by Julianne Moore."

Sharing the news of his casting on Twitter, Channing Tatum revealed a new poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, featuring the quote, "My momma always told me the British gave us Southerners our good manners." A pair of Aviators sit on top of the phrase, perhaps giving us a clue as to the style of Tatum's character in the movie. As the sequel will take its main British characters to America, it looks as though Tatum will be playing a pivotal role with a big personality.

Variety reports that "Halle Berry has been in talks to star as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency" in the movie. If Berry is a spy, and Julianne Moore is playing the sequel's main villain, then Tatum's character has the potential to be good or evil. While his character is still a bit of a mystery, he's sure to bring the necessary comedic skills to Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as well as the... physical attributes necessary for the film. Channing Tatum can showcase his abs any time he wants, as far as I'm concerned.