The Kingsman prequel finally has a title: “The King’s Man.”
The film, starring Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode and Harris Dickinson, heads back to a time before Kingsman: The Secret Service to explore the origins of the agency. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The King’s Man will feature “a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds” gathering to wipe millions in a cataclysmic war and one man — presumably the titular King’s Man — setting out to stop them.
The original film was based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbon’s The Secret Service comic book. Re-imagined to some extent by director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jane, the film starred Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. It was a surprise hit and spawned a sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, in 2017. We enjoyed the movie well enough, calling it “fun and engaging” if oddly paced and lacking a certain jeopardy.
Vaughn returns to direct The King’s Man, though he promises a third film in the mainline Kingsman series will happen in the fullness of time.
The King’s Man opens on February 14th, 2020.
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