The origins of the Kingsman will be explored in Matthew Vaughn’s slick prelude to his slick spy trilogy.
Matthew Vaughn’s superb Kingsman movies reinvented the traditional template for British spy thrillers and updated the formula to create a slick, entertaining and often outrageous new spy hybrid which is adored by millions of fans around the world. Even though both, Kingsman and Kingsman: The Golden Circle upheld many of the tropes and traditions of the “James Bond” gentleman spy genre, the addition of an unconventional and streetwise youngster helped to ground the saga in reality.
Following the adventures of Harry Hart and his new protégé Eggsy, the rich and esteemed origins of the Kingsman organisation were often teased throughout the first two instalments but the true story behind the agencies secret origins have remained hidden.
The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s prequel movie titled The King’s Man has arrived and it reveals how the horrors of WWI served as the springboard for the formation of the agency we know and love. The prequel will follow Ralph Fiennes as a new breed of British spy tasked with teaching a rookie recruit what it means to be a chivalrous and classy gentleman during some of Britain’s darkest hours.
To date, the original movies have been slick, action-packed and witty, but Vaughn’s prequel story appears to be taking a far more serious tone than its predecessors. Despite boasting many of the traditional tropes associated with the franchise, The King’s Man appears to be adding more gravitas to the wartime period action than previously expected and will offer fans a far more visceral entry this time around.
And if that was enough to have you reciting “Manners. Maketh. Man” then check out the suitably cool new poster which offers a little more of the traditional Kingsman splendour.
With Matthew Vaughn once again serving as the driving force behind the movie, The King’s Man appears to be another sure-fire hit for the franchise. Karl Gajdusek (Stranger Things) is lending his services on the screenplay and alongside Ralph Fiennes, the movie boasts an all-star cast which includes Liam Neeson, Gemma Arteton, Rhys Ifans, Stanley Tucci and Charles Dance to name but a few.
Being a fan of both previous instalments, I am super excited for The King’s Man. Ralph Fiennes has an unswerving ability to pull off any role he puts his mind to, and the idea of him slipping into the traditional garb of the Kingsman is an enticing prospect. Whether the series can flourish without its two integral characters Harry and Eggsy remain to be seen, but with a wealth of acting talent, a wonderful writer and a director who knows the material inside and out, I’d say The King’s Man is set to be another runaway success.
The King’s Man will bring its suave and sophisticated shenanigans to cinemas on February 14th, 2020.
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