The KINGSMAN Prequel Film Will Be Called THE KING'S MAN and Here's a Logo and Synopsis
The Kingsman prequel film, previously known as Kingsman: The Great Game, has been given the official title of The King’s Man. The reveal came with a logo and a note that says, “Next year, we go back to where it all began. Meet The King’s Man, in theatres February 2020.”
Here’s the synopsis that was released for the film:
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.
Matthew Vaughn is directing the film, which is said to be set during World War I. So far, the film has a great cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Harris Dickinson (The Darkest Minds),. The movie will also include Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), Game of Thrones star Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans (Harry Potter, Spider-Man), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), and Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, and more.
It’s been previously explained that the hero of the story is a character named Conrad, “a cocky young son of a British Duke determined to serve his country.” His parents are the “Duke and Duchess of Oxford (Oxfords, not brogues) and Conrad will find himself thrust into the midst the world of espionage with some of history’s most dangerous spies and assassins.” Dickinson will be taking on this role.
When previously talking about the film, Vaughn said:
“When we came up with Kingsman sitting in that pub with Mark Miller seven years ago, it was very much a thing of two fanboys getting drunk, lamenting about what's happened to spy movies. And then the more I'd gotten involved in it, the more I just felt … was I planning a universe? No, but a universe sort of [developed]. It's been like the Big Bang, that all these other ideas are coming. I don’t know where they come from, but I'm excited. Because the prequel is so different. For me, it was a whole new muscle to go off and develop, and I hope the public likes it. I don't know. I mean, I'm very proud of it already. But it’s very, very different. So some people will -- the people who hated Kingsman would probably love it, and all the people who love Kingsman might go, ‘What the hell has he gone and done?’ But hopefully people will like it. … It's different in every which way but loose, apart from an ape.”
The King’s Man will be released on February 14th, 2020.