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Sharp-suited spy-maker Harry Hart (Colin Firth) was one of the best things about last year’s comedy spy hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, so his death at the end left us feeling unsure about a sequel. How would they replace him? And would it even work without the famous Firth charm?

Turns out our fears were unfounded—and that’s because director Matthew Vaughn has found a way of bringing Harry back to life for upcoming follow-up Kingsman: A Golden Circle.

Ta-daaah!

Hide behind Harry. #SafePlace #Kingsman2 #TheGoldenCircle

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The picture of Colin in character as Harry was posted by Game of ThronesPedro Pascal, who’ll play the intriguingly named character Jack Daniels. It’s not the first hint that Harry would make an unexpected comeback: In April co-star Taron Egerton posted a cryptic clue that seemed to quote Harry saying “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Then in June another post confirmed Colin was on set and in character, but this is the first confirmation that yes, he is back and yes, he is Harry, and not some evil twin brother as some fans suspected, and nor does it appear to be a flashback.

The sequel is set to be as big-name-heavy as the original, with stars including Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and even Sir Elton John in a hitherto undisclosed role.

Tough guy Vinnie Jones has also recently announced he’ll be joining the cast, making this the first time he’s worked with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels producer and director Matthew Vaughn since he dropped out of filming X-Men: The Last Stand.

Perhaps that’s it: Harry Hart has special mutant powers. Or was it all a dream, and he’s back, Bobby Ewing style? Kingsman: A Golden Circle opens in theaters June 16, 2017, giving us a year to figure out how he’s done it.

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Filed Under: Colin Firth, Kingsman
By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.