20th Century Studios has just released the red band trailer for The King’s Man, described in the official synopsis “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.” The film follows the blockbuster hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, released in 2014, and its sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle in 2017.
The upcoming film serves as a prequel establishing the backstory of the series, revealing the origins of the secret society tasked with protecting the United Kingdom in this fictitious British realm. Set in the early 1900s as Ralph Finnes and Harris Dickinson play the Duke of Oxford and young Conrad, who are the first agents in the newly-formed independent intelligence agency, The Kingsman. The villain in this one is the legendary Russian tyrant Grigori Rasputin played by Rhys Ifans, and the trailer delivers all the foul-mouthed quips, unrestrained action, and over-the-top violence that fans have come to expect from this franchise.
The cast also includes Gemma Arterton as Polly, Tom Hollander as King George V, Daniel Bruhl, Djimon Hounsou, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The King’s Man is based on the comic book ‘The Secret Service’ by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek. The King’s Man releases in U.S. theaters on December 22nd.
For another upcoming film set to release this year, check out Spider-Man: No Way Home.