We finally have some concrete details regarding the Kingsman prequel movie. Director Matthew Vaughn has, somewhat quietly, been working on the third entry in the franchise, which will be taking us back to where it all began. Now, we know that the movie will not be titled The Great Game, as had been previously reported. Instead, it's going to be called The King's Man, per a press release from Disney and 20th Century Fox.
The studio also revealed the movie's first official logo, which takes the classic Kingsman look, but updates it with appropriate punctuation and spacing to fit the new title. Not much can be extracted from the title or the logo, other than the fact that this will clearly be more of a one-man mission, as opposed to a group effort. Additionally, Disney/Fox also revealed the official synopsis for The King's Man, which reads as follows.
"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, directed by Matthew Vaughn, coming to theaters February 2020."
Again, not revealing too much there. But this sounds, more or less, to be in line with what we've come to expect from the franchise. Someone wants to destroy/take over the world and it's up to this secret spy organization to stop them. Though, it should be noted that Matthew Vaughn, who directed the two previous entries in the franchise, has cautioned that this movie will be very different. Expect less action and other such shenanigans. We also won't be seeing any familiar faces, such as Taron Egerton's Eggsy, since this is taking place years before the events of The Secret Service or The Golden Circle.
What we know for sure is that Matthew Vaughn has assembled a stellar cast for this new entry. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who previously worked with Vaughn on Kick-Ass, is set to star. The ensemble also includes Harris Dickinson, Daniel Bruhl, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Arterton, Charles Dance, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes. Additionally, we recently learned that Liam Neeson will have a role to play in all of this, despite his recent scandal earlier this year while promoting Cold Pursuit.
Aside from this project, Matthew Vaughn also has plans for a proper Kingsman 3, which will wrap up the story between Harry and Eggsy. This is one of the few franchises that Disney intends to carry on following the merger with Fox. But there's good reason for that, as both movies have proved to be rather successful, having grossed a combined $825 million at the global box office. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the project are made available. The King's Man will hit theaters on February 14, 2020. Be sure to check out the logo from the official Kingsman Twitter account below.