At the Con, star Colin Firth said he got to fulfill every boyhood fantasy dream by playing a kick-ass spy who trains a younger counterpart (Taron Egerton) in "Kingsman," based on the comic created by Mark Millar ("Kick Ass") and Dave Gibbons ("Watchmen"), which is a throwback to the fun-loving 007 from "The Spy Who Loved Me." (Vaughn brought a ’60s vibe to his "X-Men: First Class.")
It’s as far a cry as Firth could get from his Oscar-winning "King’s Speech," but it was worth becoming a killing machine alongside co-star Jackson, Firth said: "This has to do with doing the things we really enjoy. This is not rewriting history…but in terms of what’s different, I’ve never had to do anything this physical, really, unless you include pulling Hugh Grant’s hair. The training was extraordinarily intense and unfamiliar to me. It was long and incredibly gratifying in the end."