We haven’t heard much about the The King’s Man since last year when we were served a very exciting teaser and trailer. The prequel to the two films already released is based on The Kingsman graphic novels by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. We were told this is the first film in a number of projects that will take place in the Kingsman universe and the film was to have been released last fall but got caught up in the changeover when Disney took over Fox. We’re unsure if that’s the case now. There is a release date set for September and it’s “in theaters only.”

In The King’s Man, a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions. One man must race against time to stop them and we will see the origins of the first independent intelligence agency. The same agency that introduced us to Eggsy (Taran Egerton) and Harry Hart (Colin Firth) in the first two films. 

The trailer boasts a colorful cast of characters vying for control as the world succumbs to war. We see the English, Germans and Russians. We see  Rhys Ifans’ Rasputin who wonderfully stalks his way through the trailer even giving us a a creepy guttural growl. I’m going to enjoy seeing this character. Remember, there is a theory that British Intelligence had a hand in Rasputin’s assassination. We’ll see if that plays out in the film. 

The film boasts an all-star cast with, alas, only one woman. Matthew Vaughn directs the film. The cast includes, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma ArtertonRhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom HollanderHarris Dickinson,Daniel Brühlwith Djimon Hounsouand Charles Dance

We’ll have to wait and see if, now under Disney, The King’s Man is able to keep the tongue in cheek, silly and violent vibe the first two films possessed. Check out the trailer and the poster below. 

The Kings Man Poster

 

 

Audrey Kearns