The Trailer For The King's Man Has Just Dropped
The trailer for The King's Man has just dropped.
The next instalment of the Kingsman spy caper saga - which is a prequel rather than the third part of Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin's story - is due out in February next year and will be different from the previous two.
The film will move away from the story fans know, which focuses on Taron Egerton's character Eggsy, and look back at the origins of the Kingsman Agency.
The synopsis says: "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."
For a while many believed the new movie would be called 'The Great Game' but discussing the prequel earlier this year, the film's director Matthew Vaughan revealed this would not be the case.
Speaking to The Playlist, the Layer Cake director said: "Next year you're getting The Great Game. It's wrapped. [But] it's not actually called The Great Game.
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"I love spy movies, and this is a very very different tone and style and as a spy film, that no one's made in a long, long time. And then we hope to shoot Kingsman 3 either late this year or early next year, but it won't be out until 2021, so, who knows?"
And it doesn't look like he has any plans of slowing down, with many more movies in the pipeline.
He added: "There's two more to come - hopefully, people like them enough that we can count on making another one.
"MARV Films [Vaughn's production company] loves spy films, so I'd love to always be making them, and the whole point about Kingsman is a celebration of espionage. And Kingsman will always make the spy film that no one else is touching."
In the candid interview, the director also spoke of his love for spy thrillers and even said he was once close to taking the director's chair for the most iconic spy of them all, but it never quite materialised.
He said: "I nearly directed a Bond [film]. And I didn't get the chance, but you know, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... or if you can't join 'em, beat 'em, whatever the expression is.
"So yeah, I love spy movies, I love Austin Powers, In Like Flint, Bourne, 24, you name it. I'm an espionage freak, so this was my version."
The King's Man is set to be released in February 2020.
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