A few weeks ago, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Sir Paul McCartney had joined the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Now, another famous musician is being eyed for a part in another movie. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has learned that Sir Elton John is in talks to join the cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” a sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
It is not clear what role the English pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer would play in the forthcoming movie. THR speculates that he’ll most likely be playing himself. This will be his second movie after “Spice World” (1997) where he played himself. He will join the cast of Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, among others. Colin Firth may be coming back as well, though his character was killed in the first movie. Matthew Vaughn will possibly direct as well.
Collider has offered a synopsis of the sequel, which reads thus – “The story for the follow-up finds Taron Egerton’s Eggsy now a fully-fledged member of Kingsman and jetting off to America to rub elbows with Kingsman’s American counterparts, The Statesmen, run by Halle Berry’s character. But things take a turn and Eggsy and his colleagues are tasked with going up against Julianne Moore’s formidable villain, Poppy.” As to how Elton John will fit in the mix is not known. He will most likely appear in a surprise cameo or perhaps he will sing a musical number.
Sir Elton John has been involved with the world of cinema before. His most famous work is in Disney’s “The Lion King” where he composed the famous songs like “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” He won an Academy Award for the Disney classic film. He has also done some voice work on “The Simpsons” and “The Road to El Dorado.”