We still have a ways to go until Kingsman 3 arrives and wraps up Harry and Eggsyâ€™s story, but in the meantime, the Kingsman franchise will keep fans entertained with a prequel movie. While the title for this project had originally been reported as Kingsman: The Great Game, a new title for the prequel has taken its place, and itâ€™s one that we probably should have seen coming from a mile away: The Kingâ€™s Man.
Hereâ€™s the title card for The Kingâ€™s Man for those interested:
Considering that The Kingâ€™s Man will explore the origins of the Kingsman organization during World War I, it makes sense that Kingsman itself wouldnâ€™t be in the title. That group of operatives doesnâ€™t exist yet, but itâ€™s easy enough to title the movie after a male figure who loyally serves the British royalty.
As if dealing with The Great War isnâ€™t bad enough, The Kingâ€™s Manâ€™s main protagonist and his allies will have to contend with this assortment of nefarious individuals attempting mass slaughter. How this early 20th century adventure specifically unfolds remains to be seen, but itâ€™ll ultimately lead to the Kingsman organization being created to help keep the United Kingdom and the rest of the world safe.
In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Harry Hart informed Eggsy that Kingsman was originally a group of tailors that have clothed the worldâ€™s most powerful individuals since 1849, hence the reason why its agents look so dapper. However, many of those individuals lost their heirs during World War I, so they used that money that would now be un-inherited to create an independent, international intelligence agency that wouldnâ€™t have to deal with the politics and bureaucracy that plagues government-run spy agencies. And thus, Kingsman was born!
Weâ€™ll have to keep waiting for more specific details, but The Kingâ€™s Man has put together a solid cast that includes Harris Dickinson, Daniel BrÃ¼hl, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Djimon Honsou and Stanley Tucci. Matthew Vaughn, who is back in the directorâ€™s chair, has warned that The Kingâ€™s Man will be â€œvery very differentâ€� from the previous Kingsman movies.
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see if The Kingâ€™s Man gets a sequel should it be critically and commercially successful enough, but even if it doesnâ€™t, the Kingsman franchise isnâ€™t going anywhere in the coming years. Along with Kingsman 3, thereâ€™s also a spinoff centered on the U.S.-based Statesman in the works, as well as an eight-episode TV series.
The Kingâ€™s Man opens in theaters on February 14, 2020 (a date that previous belonged to Bond 25), so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on how itâ€™s coming along. In the meantime, you can look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what movies are coming out later this year.