At some point in every film franchise, the same question inevitably gets asked: “shouldn’t we show were it all started?” Occasionally, this gets show in the prologue to the next film, or an extended flashback sequence showing humble beginnings. Other times an entire entry, smack dab in the middle of the series, is devoted to such actions. Matthew Vaughn did it before with X-Men: First Class and now it looks like he’s up to it again, with The King’s Man. Feast your eyes upon the first trailer, below.
There’s goofy fun, there’s serious fun and then there’s whatever brand of fun The King’s Man is getting up to. Shifting from the harshness of war, to a rapier wielding Rasputin, is a bold form of whiplash and one that tells you exactly the type of ton to expect. The rest of the footage follows Harris Dickinson’s Conrad, as he becomes one of the first members of an ultra elite secret order to protect England, under the tutelage of Ralph Fiennes’ Duke Of Oxford. The action is big, everything looks slick, Vaughn is back as director and Jane Goldman is handling the script. What more could you ask for?
Here’s the official and succinct synopsis for the film, hinting at a kind of wild premise:
“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.”
That first bit seems to hint that Rasputin is the least of the hero’s worries, unless he’s the mastermind of the baddies. What other historical nuisances do you think will pop up?
Are you jazzed about the thought of a third Kingsman movie? Do you think Fiennes makes it out of the movie alive? Or doe he end up a turncoat, by the 3rd act. The agents in these films have a predilection for dying spectacularly or double-crossing someone, eventually. Besides Fiennes, the cast is over flowing with talent. Tom Hollander, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Stanley Tucci and Daniel Bruhl are all in this one. Plus, since this is a British film, Charles Dance is showing up, to punch the Game Of Thrones bingo card. We’ll see what it all amounts to, when The King’s Man explodes into theaters next year, on February 14, 2020.