'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Cast Talks Nicknames, Elton John on 'Conan'

 hollywoodreporter.com  7/21/2017 4:15:00 AM 

9:15 PM PDT 7/20/2017 by Jennifer Konerman


Conan O'Brien wasted no time trying to get spoilers from the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Thursday night.

The cast of the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle joined the host during his week of Comic-Con shows to get to the bottom of the big mystery of the sequel: How is Colin Firth back? 

Firth, Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal did their best to avoid the inquisition. 

"Why the hell are you here tonight?" O'Brien asked Firth, whose character was killed in the first movie but according to the new film's trailer, appears again. 

"I am under instructions to confess nothing," Firth insisted. "I'd like to posit the theory that I am just in the trailer." 

Firth also commented on working with Elton John, who appeared in the film. "I haven't actually considered he's a real person until I met him. He's larger than life."

The cast also shared their characters' nicknames in the film, all named after drinks. Tatum was proud to be Tequila, but Bridges wasn't a fan of his name, Champagne, "so I tell everyone to call me Champ."

Berry even dubbed O'Brien "Aperol Spritz," a nod to his orange-colored hair. 

Earlier in the day, the cast showed off footage from the upcoming film in Hall H, which included a chase scene starring Egerton and his foe. Director Matthew Vaughn appeared during the panel via video message.

The film, hitting theaters Sept. 22, follows the Kingsmen who go to Kentucky after their headquarters across the pond is destroyed. Firth's character Harry, thought to be alive after the first film, returns, but the actor kept mum about his role this time around.

O'Brien also hosted the casts of Bright and Supernatural on Wednesday, and will conclude the week-long themed episodes with casts of The Lego Ninjago Movie and Game of Thrones.

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