In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Merlin starts singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" while he is sitting on a land mine. Does the song have any significance, or could he have been singing "Despacito" and have the same result?
Vaughn thought he was being very clever using John Denver music -- he's not happy he's the fifth movie this year
Mike Ryan: Speaking of music, John Denver's music plays a big role in this film. We've had a lot of John Denver in movies this year.
Matthew Vaughn: Don't wind me up. Fucking hell.
Mike Ryan: John Denver music was also in Alien: Covenant, Okja, and Logan Lucky. Why is this happening?
Matthew Vaughn: I have no idea and I cannot believe it! I wrote John Denver into the script two and a half years ago thinking, "No one really talks about John Denver anymore." Now I think we're the sixth movie using John Denver! Look at the world, we are getting closer and closer to the singularity, whether we like it or not.