Disney Confirms The King's Man Will Hit Theatres In 2020 With A Star-Stacked Cast
While Taron Egerton, having had his fill playing Chav-turned-secret agent Eggsy in the Kingsman franchise, is busy fannying about playing everyone from Elton John to Robin Hood, the hard working execs in Hollywood are busy putting together what we, the movie-going public, actually want to see. Well, not the Elton John one. We want to see that quite badly.
What we're referring to is, of course, another Kingsman film. And while a prequel to the first film, The Secret Service, has been in the works for a while now, a whole ton of new cast details that dropped entirely at once point towards it being the biggest movie in the franchise yet.
Deadline, breaking the news over the weekend, have revealed a line-up so stacked it actually makes the omission of both the aforementioned Egerton and his mentor, Colin Firth's Harry, somewhat bearable.
Not only will Stanley Tucci be making an appearance, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Ralph Fiennes (AKA Voldemort in the Harry Potter Flicks), Downton Abbey's own Matthew Goode, Tywin Lannister himself Charles Dance, Daniel Bruhl, Tom Hollander (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Djimon Hounsou (Aquaman) are all set to make an appearance.
And that's not even to name the film's main star. Harris Dickinson, who most notably starred in Beach Rats, will star alongside Rhys Ifans and another Game of Thrones alum in Robert Aramayo.
To put the cherry on top of the cake, Director Matthew Vaughn will return to direct, this time using a script penned by Oblivion and Stranger Things writer Karl Gajdusek. The prequel, to mark a shift in pace for the series, will be set in the 1900's, hopefully with some kind of caped, moustache-twiddling, Moriarty-esque figure as the chief villain. Of course, being a Kingsman film, we're sure it'll feature all the ass-whooping action sequences and over-the-top spy cliches that we've come to know and love.
The film was initially touted for a November 15, 2019 release, but Disney has now confirmed that the third instalment to the franchise will arrive on February 14, 2020. They also announced the title for the film, The King's Man.
Disney made the announcement during its CineEurope presentation in Barcelona, accompanied with an official synopsis that read: "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..."
Thankfully, it does seem as if the series will return to the 21st century at some point, with Egerton himself confirming that he's still very much interested in taking up the role of Eggsy once more.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again. I was with Matthew [Vaughn] as little as a few days ago, we’re still very much in business together, but his next journey in that world doesn’t involve me.”