Elton John ‘in talks’ to star in upcoming spy movie opposite Channing Tatum

Elton John is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming sequel to 2014 hit Kingsman.

Although he may be better known for his singing skills rather than his acting ones, rumour has it that Sir Elton John may be joining the cast of upcoming spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the musician could appear in Matthew Vaughn’s follow-up to his 2014 spy film, which recently announced that Channing Tatum had joined the cast.

Other set to appear include Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Colin Firth.

New additions also include Hollywood stars and Academy winners Halle Berry and Julianne Moore – who is set to play evil villain Poppy.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the Kingsman sequel will continue to follow the adventures of Egerton’s Gary Unwin who has been recruited by an underground spy organisation.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is slated for release in 2017.

John has previously appeared as himself on film and in TV in the past – featuring in Spice World and The Simpsons – but never played a fictional character.

Sir Elton was recently attacked by the activist campaign group ‘Fathers 4 Justice’ who criticised his “grotesque” family setup.

Last week, a branch of the group took to Twitter to hit out at Sir Elton John – who has two children with his husband David Furnish.

Referring to a harassment suit against Sir Elton, they wrote: ”What happens to kids if #EltonJohn & David Furnish split over tabloid story? Boys already denied love of a mother.”

Sir Elton has dismissed the “baseless” lawsuit the group was referring to.

The singer’s lawyers said in a statement: “This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment.

“These claims are patently untrue and contradicted by numerous previous statements made by this plaintiff.

“We will not give in to his latest abuse of the legal system.”