WHO’S IN IT?

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Elton John (Tommy), Pedro Pascal (The Great Wall), Sophie Cookson (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Edward Holcroft (The Sense of an Ending), Samantha Womack (Lighthouse Hill), Vinnie Jones (Mean Machine), Hanna Alström (Sami Blood), Michael Gambon (Dad’s Army), Matt Letscher (The Mask of Zorro), Poppy Delevingne (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), director, writer, producer; Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), writer; Adam Bohling (Layer Cake) and David Reid (Eddie the Eagle), producers; Henry Jackman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Matthew Margeson (Skyline), composers; George Richmond (Sunshine on Leith), cinematographer; Eddie Hamilton (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After the events of the first film, Eggsy (Egerton) – now a fully-operational Kingsman secret agent – faces a new threat when a criminal mastermind known as Poppy (Moore) destroys the Kingsman headquarters and most of its agents. Now, teamed up with tech support Merlin (Strong), he must travel to the United States and form an alliance with the Statesman, their American counterpart, if they are to take down Poppy and save the free world…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The first film came out of nowhere to impress audiences and critics with its irreverent and violent sense of fun, so there’s more than a little hope that the star-studded sequel can recapture that feeling of ecstasy for another round of awesomeness.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017