Five years ago, director Matthew Vaughn took the Mark Millar-Dave Gibbons graphic novel The Secret Service and transformed it into Kingsman: The Secret Service, an action spy-thriller starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson. At that point, Vaughn had already diverged from the original source material quite a bit, so the 2017 sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle ended up being a completely original story.
Now, Vaughn has gone back in time to World War I to show the origins of the Kingsman Secret Service with The King’s Man, a prequel to the previous movies with an all-new cast. It literally tells the origins of Kingsman with Ralph Fiennes (aka Voldermort from the Harry Potter movies) playing the Duke of Oxford, the head of this new secret organization.
20th Century Fox has just released a new teaser trailer for The King’s Man, which is due out in February 2020 and which you can watch below.
The movie also stars Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance. That’s a pretty impressive cast with Ifans playing the primary baddie, Grigori Rasputin, who sharp comic fans will realize also plays a part in the origins of a certain Hellboy.
The tagline for the film is as follows:
“As 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. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.”