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Ralph Fiennes Headlines the Debut Trailer for ‘Kingsman’ Prequel ‘The King’s Man’

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brian-mcgee - July 18, 2019

 

Most franchises usually go through about four or five films before finally resorting to doing a prequel, but Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman movie series is taking the unusual step of going back to the beginning of the story in just its third film. Following 2015's surprisingly fun and inventive Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017's bloated and boneheaded Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we're getting The King's Man this coming February, the film that tells the story of how the fictional organization came to be.

Like the first film, this one's got a pretty stellar cast, one which can hopefully elevate the material into something worth watching. This time around, Ralph Fiennes plays one of the founding members of the spy organization, with ample support from Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

However, let's not forget that the second flick had a stellar cast too including Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, and Elton John, so there's no guarantee that a good cast equals a good film. Hopefully there's more action and less bloat this time around, though one can never tell. This will be the first film in the franchise released since Disney took over control of 20th Century Fox, so maybe they'll reign Vaughn in a bit.

The King's Man opens in North America on Valentine's Day 2020.

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