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Halle Berry Chugs a Huge Glass of Whiskey and More Things You Missed at the ‘Kingsman 2’ Comic-Con Panel

Whiskey flowed during the loose and boozy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

The sequel to the 2014 British spy thriller reunites the group of secret agents who use a tailor shop as a cover. This time around they travel to the United States where they team with their American counterpart (called Statesman) who pose as cowboy whiskey distillers.

And so the bourbon was poured, starting with Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, who shared a shot before the clock struck noon on the West Coast. Moderator Jonathan Ross validated their behavior by pointing out that it was past 7 p.m. in the U.K. Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum, both Statesman, also liquored up. But Halle Berry, who plays a tech wizard named Ginger Ale, put them all to shame by chugging an entire water glass of alcohol, no chaser.

Ross, who emcees a popular U.K. talk show, noted that Fox, the studio behind the Kingsman films, “reminds you to all drink responsibly.” A bleary eyed Berry looked on with a tired smile.

Beyond simply serving as a platform for celebrities to get tipsy, 15 minutes of footage from the film screened during the panel. The movie begins with Eggsy (Egerton) being abducted by a former Kingsman reject. An extended chase sequence follows through the streets of London and Hyde Park, ending with Eggsy driving a taxi cab into a lake that masks a secret underground layer.

Eggsy gets himself in trouble again in other footage that aired during the panel in which he is pummeled by Tatum’s shotgun-toting, ten gallon hat-wearing character, Tequila. “Don’t get in a fight with Channing Tatum,” Egerton joked.

Tatum paid his new co-star a backhanded compliment, calling Egerton, “…unbelievably talented, maybe not in the strength area.”

Tatum called himself a “fan” of the first film and confessed, “I was begging to be in this one.”

Egerton’s role as a former street tough turned bespoke suit wearing spy is a physically demanding one. And he has the scars to prove it. The actor said he hurt his hand while clinging to the side of a car in one action sequence; in another a stunt man mistakenly punched him in the face. Director Matthew Vaughn also put him through the paces, forcing him to hold his breath while the London cab he was driving was submerged in water.

Perhaps the most enticing key footage was of Julianne Moore, who plays the villain in the movie. Her character, Poppy, resides in the mountains in unnamed South American country where she runs a drug trade disguised as a 1950’s wonderland. In one scene she punishes an un-loyal subordinate by turning him into ground meat, which she makes into a hamburger and then serves to a recruit at her ’50s-themed diner.

This being San Diego Comic-Con, seaside hotbed of promotion, Fox closed its panel by inviting attendees to stop by its booth where they will be serving “Poppy burgers.”

The recipe’s a secret.

Watch the second trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” below:

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