Every secret society has its roots, and the latest film in the “Kingsman” franchise goes back to World War I Britain to show the birth of a previous generation of elite warrior.
Ralph Fiennes stars in “The King’s Man,” which is officially the new title for the third “Kingsman” film that follows Fiennes in a prequel story before Eggsy (Taron Egerton) got trained by Harry Hart (Colin Firth).
“I know you want to fight,” Fiennes says to a dusty-haired kid (Harris Dickinson) as they stand in front of the Kingsman secret base. “But there are other ways to do your duty.”
Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct “The King’s Man,” with a cast that includes Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou, Stanley Tucci, Rhys Ifans, Daniel Bruhl and Charles Dance.
Going back in time allows for a new take on the Fox franchise’s slick action sequences, and Vaughn in this first teaser gives glimpses of some dangerous sword play, battle with dueling pistols, war sequences and even Dickinson climbing an ice wall. This first look doesn’t have the sense of humor that Egerton and Firth brought to the original two films, but we’re sure there’s more to come.
“The King’s Man” opens from Fox and Disney on Feb. 14, 2020. Watch the first trailer above.