The Kingsman comic book series follows the adventures of Eggsy, a member of an independent secret service organization known as the Kingsman. This comic series served as the basis for two films: Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Rocketmanstar Taron Egerton plays Eggsy, who is trained by Colin Firth’s Galahad in the art of becoming a Kingsman. A third film is already in development without a release date, but until then, fans do have something to look forward to in the form of a prequel film.
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The King’s Man takes place several years before the events of the first film. Though plot details are hidden, it follows Ralph Fiennes as he recruits a young soldier to take on Rasputin as he gathers several of the world’s most dangerous leaders for a plan to wipe out millions on Earth. Harris Dickinson stars as the soldier, Conrad, Rhys Ifans stars as Rasputin, and Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, and Charles Dance co-star.
Back in May, Taron Egerton played Elton John in his biopic Rocketman to great critical acclaim. Now Egerton’s Elton is returning to our ears for the audiobook of Me, the singer’s forthcoming memoir.
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When asked about the opportunity to play the iconic singer once again, Egerton had this to say:
“Elton John is a fascinating man, at times incredibly intimidating and yet very vulnerable, I have never met anyone like him. I was passionate about my role as Elton in the movie Rocketman and this feels like the perfect closing chapter to the whole experience. I am honored to have been asked to narrate Elton’s autobiography and I’m excited to get started.”
The autobiography is said to show the life of Elton John from a perspective that has yet to be seen; his own. Readers will get an inside look at topics like John’s sobriety, and his thirty year strong relationship with husband David Furnish. On top of this, Entertainment Weekly has reported that the audiobook will be thirteen hours long and will feature Elton himself.
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The memoir and the audiobook will both be available on October 15th, just four months after the premiere of Rocketman. Egerton told ABC News that playing this role has not made him and Elton coworkers, but friends as well.
“Having him there as a resource was incredible, because it meant the whole experience for me became intensely personal. The most important thing you do as an actor when people say ‘how do you prepare,’ it’s that regardless of who you’re playing, you fall in love with them because you have to become them. So when I developed this friendship with Elton, that was a very intense feeling.”