Six trailers, eight release date revisions, and over two years later… we’re finally on track to experience The King’s Man in cinemas. And by the looks of the footage we’ve seen thus far, it promises to be worth the wait.
Depicting the very inception of the Kingsman (the world’s first independent intelligence agency) against the backdrop of World War I, the third instalment of Matthew Vaughn’s beloved duology-turned-trilogy weaves the threads of real-life history through the loom of fiction. The result? Explosive entertainment in spades served up over the course of two action-packed hours.
In place of Colin Firth’s Harry Hart, Taron Egerton’s Eggsy Unwin, and Mark Strong’s Merlin, this time around, we’re locked in with a batch of new key players. The story will focus on Ralph Fiennes as the ancestral Kingsman himself, Duke Orlando Oxford, Harris Dickinson as his son Conrad Oxford, alongside Gemma Arterton and Djimon Hounsou as fellow founding Kingsman agents, Polly and Shola.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, and Djimon Hounsou are joined by Rhys Ifans as Grigori Rasputin, Daniel Bruhl as Erik Jan Hanussen, in addition to Charles Dance as General Herbert Kitchener, and Tom Hollander as King George/Kaiser Wilhelm/Tsar Nicholas. By all accounts, it’s a proper all-star affair.
Franchise creator Matthew Vaughn has, of course, returned as screenwriter, producer, and director for this production; having penned the screenplay in collaboration with Karl Gajdusek. For reference, Gajdusek was the showrunner for the first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things – as well as being the man responsible for adapting The Last Days of American Crime. But don’t hold that last bit against him.
The King’s Man now has a scheduled release date of January 6th of 2022 here in Australia.
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