Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.
While much of the film fare this year has been delayed either to Winter or until next Summer, there have been exceptions to the rule. Films such as ‘Tenet‘, ‘Mulan‘, ‘Unhinged‘, and ‘Bill And Ted Face The Music‘ have either decided to open in July or August or even pushed up their release date. We can now add the upcoming ‘Kingsman‘ prequel to that list as the new film titled ‘The King’s Man‘ has defiantly held onto it’s September 18th date for release. To celebrate, Twentieth Century Studios has decided to drop a new trailer on the world. Why don’t we take a look at what they have come up with:
I love the first two films in the ‘Kingsman‘ franchise. Colin Firth playing against type as an action hero, the rise of Taron Egerton to become a brilliant leading man, the joy and fun of seeing Pedro Pascal wielding electrified whips and, of course, seeing Sir Michael Caine send his 1960s persona up gloriously in the original film with excellent support from Samuel L. Jackson and in a cameo role, Mark Hamill is so incredibly enjoyable. But with this new film going back to the very start of the Kingsman, back in the early 1900s. Taking on lead duties this time around, we find Ralph Fiennes as the Duke Of Oxford with ably support from Gemma Arterton as Polly, Matthew Goode as Tristan, Charles Dance in an un-named role and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Unwin which leads us to assume that he will be playing a past relative of Egerton’s character Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. It appears that Rhys Ifans as Rasputin, and Daniel Bruhl as Felix Yusupov will be leading the line for the villains in the period action film.
Once again, Matthew Vaughn is on directorial duties as he was with the first two films in the series but this time, his writing partner on the franchise, Jane Goldman has stepped aside with American writer Karl Gajdusek, who was a showrunner on the first series of ‘Stranger Things‘ and has written for ‘Dead Like Me‘ and co-writing the screenplay for the Tom Cruise film ‘Oblivion‘ stepping up to the plate to co-write the third film with Vaughn. The film looks to be another home run for Vaughn and the franchise and I’m looking forward to sitting down to watch it once it opens.
The film has been delayed twice already, moving from a November 15th, 2019 date to February 14th of this year to its now confirmed date of September 18th. Also, although no rating has yet been confirmed upon the film, Disney appears to be more than happy to allow the franchise to continue in the R-Rated bracket based on the footage we have seen so far as its two previous installments which can only be a good thing for the film and the franchise in the longer term. Vaughn has already confirmed there will be a third and final film that will close out the story of Harry Hart and Eggsy Unwin and all eyes will be on the prequel to see if it spawns its own individual franchise. By the looks of the new trailer, it seems its more than likely that it will.
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(Source: 20th Century Studios)