After two successful, modern-day instalments (The Secret Service and The Golden Circle), the Kingsman series is heading back into history for a prequel that looks at the early days of the gentlemanly spy agency. And now we’ve got a better look at what to expect thanks to a new trailer for the film.
Taking a leaf out of Wonder Woman‘s book, The King’s Man (formerly known as Kingsman: The Great Game) will see more ass-kicking blockbuster action taking place against the backdrop of World War 1, as it tells the origin story of the founding members of the “very first independent intelligence agency”.
Echoing the Colin Firth/Taron Egerton dynamic from the first film, the story sees Ralph Fiennes’ secret agent training up a new recruit, played by up-and-coming Brit actor Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats). Their mission? To stop a cabal of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds – including Rhys Ifans’ Rasputin – from starting a new war that could wipe out millions.
You can feast your eyes on the new trailer below…
Once again directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Jane Goldman, the film has a starry supporting cast, including (*takes deep breath*) Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.
And if that two minutes’ worth of early 20th-century ass-whuppin’ hasn’t whet your appetite, have a look at the film’s first trailer below:
If you’re missing Harry and Eggsy, though, don’t worry: The King’s Man is being pitched as a spin-off rather than a whole new direction for the series. A third Kingsman movie proper – starring Firth and Egerton and intended to serve as “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship” – will be filmed by Vaughn and co immediately after this prequel is finished.
In the meantime, The King’s Man will hit UK cinemas on 14 February 2020.