A secret intelligence agency explores its origins under the threat of a mysterious organization.
Originally, The King’s Man was scheduled to premiere on November 15th, 2019 but went through reshoots and extensive delays. Now we have an official trailer and release date for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman prequel. The trailer reveals a peek at how the secret intelligence agency came to be. The new footage provides what we all expect from the classy director a vision of Englishmen wit mixed with some exaggerated action only this movie knows how to deliver. However, we also get one key element in the trailer, a mysterious, dramatic villain.
The film stars. Ralph Fiennes, who helps put together the agency in response to World War I. It was teased by 20th Century Studios previously, his character, the Duke of Oxford, will take on history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds. Much to that, we do get a look at most of the key players in the new film, Oxford (Ralph Fiennes), Polly (Gemma Arterton), Shola (Djimon Hounsou) and newcomer Conrad (Harris Dickinson). The mystery man leading the villains, although only seen in the shadows, wearing a distinctive gold signet ring has Rasputin (Rhys Ifans), Felix Yusupov (Daniel Brühl), George V, Wilhelm II, and Nicholas II (Tom Hollander) with various others at his call with his motives wanting to start a world war, which unfortunately may be successful.
With all the delays and reshoots you have to wonder if the film will hold up with the previous two installments. Vaughn has already stated that it will be followed up by more present-day entries with the tease of a sequel to The Golden Circle, confirming it was in development back in 2017 with a spinoff titled Statesman focusing on the American counterpart of the secret agency. Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, and Channing Tatum are expected to reprise their roles from The Golden Circle.
Check out the trailer below:
Aforementioned, The King’s Man was originally scheduled to premiere on November 15th, 2019, and then, later Feburary 14th, 2020 but now will hit theaters on September 18th, 2020.