The 2014 action-comedy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth as a British spy, was an unexpected hit, and the sequel will be released in September. What's more, a new poster for the film confirms that Elton is part of the cast...after he didn't quite make it into the first one.
Matthew Vaughn, director of the first movie, told ABC Radio in 2015 that flick "had a whole fun sub-plot about celebrities being kidnapped." He explained, "I had an idea of, who's the worst celebrity you'd want to have locked in a cell? And I came up with Elton John, and having Elton John throwing these huge tantrums. And then I wanted to do an action scene of Elton John kicking the living daylights out of people."
But the names Vaughn wanted involved said no, and then, he says, he became uncomfortable with the idea of the stars portraying themselves.
While Elton's on board this time, it's not clear whether or not he'll play himself.