Elton John has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle after rumours surfaced in April that the musician was in talks with the film's director Matthew Vaughan. He broke the news on Instagram by sharing a version of the film's poster.
The image shows a pair of blue and red star shaped sunglasses, similar to the ones the singer was known to wear back in the 70s. The poster also included the line, "Wednesday night's alright for fighting," a play on Elton's rock song Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.
The musician will be joining fellow Brits Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Colin Firth who worked on the first film Kingsman: The Secret Service along with new cast members Julianne Moore and Channing Tatum.
The Rocket Man hit-maker also wrote a caption to his post stating, "It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman", referring to his role as the pinball Wizard in the 1975 film adaptation of the Who's rock opera.
Director Matthew Vaughan wanted John for the first film in 2015, but it was not possible. "I was umming and ahhing 'cause it had a whole fun subplot about celebrities being kidnapped," he said. "And 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. 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."
It looks like Vaughan gave us a pretty good idea of the role the singer maybe cast for. Kingsman: The Golden Circle will release in theatres on 16 June 2017.