UPDATE (June 20, 2019): After an initial pushback from its original November 15, 2019 release date, Disney has now confirmed the third Kingsman movie will be arriving on February 14, 2020. Along with confirming its big screen debut, the media and entertainment conglomerate also revealed the title for the forthcoming instalment, The King’s Man.
Acting as a prequel to the franchise, The King’s Man will see Matthew Vaughn returning for directing duties while Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Harris Dickinson join the cast.
The announcement was made by Disney in Barcelona on Wednesday during its CineEurope presentation, to which an official synopsis was also shared:
“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…”
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Next year, we go back to where it all began. Meet The King’s Man, in theatres February 2020. pic.twitter.com/Ud05S4Z3pR
— The King’s Man (@KingsmanMovie) June 19, 2019
Original Story (February24, 2019): After it was announced late last year that a third Kingsman film was officially on the way, new reports are stating the prequel has now been pushed back to 2020.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third Kingsman film, titled The Great Game, will now tentatively hit theaters on Valentine’s Day 2020, moved from its previously announced November 15, 2019 release. 20th Century Fox made the move on the eve of the Disney/Fox merger, placing James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari flick on the aforementioned date instead. With Christian Bale and Matt Damon starring in Ford v. Ferrari, 20th Century Fox hopes to throw the two actor’s performances into the heart of awards season.
Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first two chapters in the Kingsman franchise, returns for directing duties, while Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Harris Dickinson are set to star. The film will apparently explore the origins of the agency in the early 1900s up to the events of World War I. So far it is unconfirmed if Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong will return.
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