Consider this a public service announcement of the utmost importance: Taron Egerton is an INCREDIBLE singer. The 27-year-old ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ star can be heard flexing his hidden vocal talents in the new animated musical ‘Sing’ from Illumination, the studio behind ‘Minions’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’. Egerton plays Johnny, a cockney gorilla, who yearns to sing professionally despite his father’s wishes to join his criminal gang. It’s an incredible vocal performance from the star who belts out a rousing rendition of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ at the film’s climax, and he told Yahoo Movies it’s a talent he’s been working on for many years.
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Universal has released a series of new character portraits for ‘Sing’, the new animated musical from the studio responsible for ‘Minions’ and ‘Despicable Me’, to help you put a face to a name. Directed by Garth Jennings (‘Son of Rambow’, ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy’), ‘Sing’ is set in a world like ours but one that is completely inhabited by animals, and it tells the story of a plucky Koala who wants to host the world’s greatest singing competition.
2015’s ‘Kingsman’ cast Colin Firth against type as a gentleman super-spy and man of action who takes young hoodie Taron Egerton under his wing as a new recruit. A deliberate reaction against the more grounded spy movies of recent years (Bourne, Craig-era Bond), it was all ridiculous gadgets, implausible schemes, and at times surprisingly full-on violence – the church bloodbath scene being a notable highlight.
2015′s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ surprised everyone when it was greeted with hugely positive reviews and a generally positive reception from cinema goers. Now, as ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ has just finished filming, its star Taron Egerton has significantly hyped it up. The first film starred Egerton alongside Colin Firth, Sam L. Jackson, and Mark Strong and managed to sufficiently poke fun at the James Bond type movies whilst retaining its own identity and credibility.
Have we, or have we not seen the last of Colin Firth’s gentleman spy Harry Hart, AKA Galahad? It seemed reasonable to assume that Firth would not be back, as Hart was seemingly shot dead by Samuel L Jackson’s billionaire villain.