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Kingsman 3: ‘The King’s Man’ Trailer and Release Date

Roll back the clock, the Kingsmen are going to war. After two films that collectively racked up more than USD$800 million at the worldwide box office, production studio 20th Century Fox has released the full-length trailer for The King’s Man. The third film in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman series, the new prequel takes the storyline in an interesting, albeit familiar direction. Here is everything you need to know about The King’s Man.

The King’s Man Release Date

As soon as the end credits rolled on 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” franchise fans were already asking: “Will there be a third Kingsman movie?”. The answer was a resounding ‘Yes’, with The King’s Man, the third instalment in the hit spy movie officially premiering on 22 December 2021. For fans, it had been a long time coming, with the originalThe King’s Man release date slated for 2020. However, the global shutdown of cinemas delayed the official premiere, pushing thins back almost two years.

The King’s Man Plot

A prequel to the rest, The King’s Man takes place during World War I to tell the origin story of “the very first independent intelligence agency”. According to the official synopsis, the new Kingsman film follows Orlando, a recently widowed British aristocrat and his young son Conrad. After making a promise to his dying wife that he would never let their son see war again, Orlando sets off on a path of moral fortitude.

Flash forward a few years and Orlando and Conrad have crafted an intricate spy network that has infiltrated the global elite, working tirelessly to circumnavigate death and destruction. However, when a mysterious group known as The Flock emerges, led by the enigmatic “Shepherd” and the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, things go awry.

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'The King's Man' (2021) | Image: 20th Century Studios
‘The King’s Man’ (2021) | Image: 20th Century Studios

Kingsman 3 Cast

While you (reportedly) won’t find stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in “The King’s Man,” they’ve been supplanted by a talented cast. Expected to appear are actors Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Tom Hollander, Charles Dance, Daniel Bruhl. The full cast of The King’s Man is below:

  • Ralph Fiennes as Orlando Oxford
  • Gemma Arterton as Polly Wilkins
  • Rhys Ifans as Grigori Rasputin
  • Matthew Goode as Max Morton / The Shepherd
  • Tom Hollander as King George
  • Harris Dickinson as Conrad Oxford
  • Daniel Brühl as Erik Jan Hanussen
  • Djimon Hounsou as Shola
  • Charles Dance as Herbert Kitchener
  • Valerie Pachner as Mata Hari
  • Alison Steadman as Rita
  • August Diehl as Vladimir Lenin

The Future of the Kingsman Franchise

As The King’s Man isn’t part of the official trilogy, it does not star Colin Firth or Taron Egerton. However, don’t take that to mean the story of Harry Hart (Firth) and Eggsy (Egerton) don’t come to a close. Reports have suggested that an official Kingsman 3 will arrive somewhere down the road.

In fact, it’s been reported that director Matthew Vaughn is so enamoured with this universe that he’ll continue to expand upon it by way of crossover films and spin-offs. That includes a potential movie about Statesman Tequila, who was introduced in the second film and played by Channing Tatum. In 2018, Vaughn also announced that he was developing an eight-hour Kingsman TV series, suggesting that there may well be an entire KCU in the works, however, nothing has been confirmed.

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Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Since before he began shooting The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn was already planning the next Kingsman movie Currently known as Kingsman 3—though surely that will change at some point—it will mark “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship,” according to Vaughn.

“The next movie is what happens to these characters,” Vaughn said. “They’re definitely not going to be doing what you’ve seen them do before…People will either freak out in a good way, or freak out in a bad way, but they will freak out…we’re literally finishing the script off as I speak—but they go on a journey that, if anyone sees it coming, then I’ll give up.”

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Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Eggsy and Harry Hart

In an interview with Comicbook, Vaughn revealed the details of the long-awaited Kingsman 3, a continuation of the over-the-top espionage thriller. Turns out, fans will be getting the send-off they’ve been asking for. Kingsman 3 will reportedly mark a fitting farewell to the classic Eggys/Harry Hart storyline that put the gentleman spies on the map.

“We’re all set to go,’ Vaughn said. ‘We start filming in September.” The admission makes good on previous reports that the new film will revisit the relationship that sparked the original. Debuting in 2014, the spy movie put an interesting twist on the genre, revitalising a tired category overrun with cliches. It was a runaway hit upon release and was immediately followed by its Golden Circle sequel in 2017, however, many reviews suggest it failed to capture the magic of the first film. Kingsman 3 is set to fix that.

According to Taron Egerton, Kingsman 3 and its premise will be “really neat.” He’s previously expressed a desire to see the story of Eggsy and Harry Hart come to a close, saying, “I would like to do one more because frankly, I’d like to say goodbye to him in a befitting way and to finish the trilogy. All good things come to an end. It was always imagined as a trilogy and I think it’d be great to finish the story off because I’ve loved playing the character.”

“I’m really not allowed to say anything, but there is a script,” Egerton revealed in a 2019 interview. “It’s a really neat idea. That plan, at the moment, is that we’d like to do another one, one more time.” The lead actor went on to explain that he’d like to return to the role at least one more time so he could bid farewell to Eggsy ‘in proper fashion’.

Ultimately, we don’t know much about the plot for Kingsman 3, which is pretty much par for the course. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a spy film if it gave everything away beforehand. Meanwhile, it’s been rumoured that key actors from The Golden Circle will return, namely Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. That’s in addition to the reported movie about Tequila (Tatum), which may or may not happen.

There’s also early speculation as to whether the third Kingsman movie will pull more of its content from Mark Millar’s original comic book series. If the previous two instalments are anything to go by, Vaughn will cap off the trilogy by continuing to put his own spin on the material. Here’s hoping he does a slightly better job than he did with The Golden Circle, which was entertaining in its own right, but not quite as thrilling and unique as the first Kingsman, in our opinion.

The King’s Man Trailer

Alas, there is no “Kingsman 3” trailer to speak of just yet. In the meantime, you’ll have to settle for the trailer posted above, for the upcoming “Kingsman” prequel. As soon as the “Kingsman 3” trailer drops, we’ll be among the first to report it!

Kingsman 3 FAQs

Is Eggsy going to be in Kingsman 3?

Director Matthew Vaughn said that the upcoming Kingsman 3 film—not to be confused with The King’s Man prequel—will wrap up the saga of Eggsy and his mentor, Harry. Vaughn told Digital Spy that, ‘We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship’.

What is the Kingsman 3 release date?

The King’s Man, the third instalment in the hit spy movie officially premiered on 22 December 2021. A continuation of the Eggsy and Harry Hart story is also reportedly in the works, but no further details have been confirmed.