the king's man new york comic-con 2019

Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to taking a beloved property and crafting a fresh, energetic origin story out of it. But this time, with The King’s Man, he gets to do it to his own movies. Vaughn’s Kingsman films, loosely based off of Mark Millar’s comic books, followed a fictional secret service organization that presented a hyperviolent twist on the concept of the gentleman spy. With his upcoming action spy film, The King’s Man, Vaughn gets to explore the origins of that secret service organization while paying homage to classic cinema.

Vaughn took the stage at 20th Century Fox’s New York Comic-Con panel Thursday with the stars of his upcoming film The King’s ManRalph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, and Djimon Hounsou. Here’s what we learned at The King’s Man New York Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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A Quiet Place 2 cast - Djimon Hounsou

A Quiet Place 2 has just replaced one of its stars.

Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), who was set to star in director John Krasinski‘s upcoming sequel alongside returning cast members Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds, has left the production due to scheduling conflicts. Djimon Hounsou (Shazam!, Amistad) will take his place.

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Djimon Hounsou as Korath

Djimon Hounsou returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain Marvel, reprising his role as Korath. You might remember we last saw Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy as a subordinate of Ronan the Accuser who travels to the planet Morag to retrieve an Orb that has been stolen by Star-Lord. While the character was killed in that film, a younger version of Korath will appear in this MCU prequel. Before he joined Ronan, ’90s-era Korath was a member of Starforce alongside Carol Danvers.

On the Los Angeles set of the film, we sat down and talked with Hounsou about Korath’s role in this film, his function in Star Force, his relationship with Carol Danvers, comparing the film to James Gunn’s work, and more.

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serenity review

A certain level of worship has grown around the movie “twist.” Career-ending contracts have been signed, backs bent, people probably (not really) thrown in movie jail for committing the worst sin a film lover can make: spoiling the twist. Twists have become such an essential part of our pop culture language that they’re more expected than not, and usually come in the form of a shocking death or a rote reveal. But there’s something to be said for the twist so monumental, so disruptive that it retroactively transforms the entire movie.

One such twist happens two-thirds of the way through Serenity, Steven Knight’s neo-noir thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as a rugged fishing boat captain whose dark, tortured past comes back to haunt him in the form of his sultry ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway). The sexy narrative that follows is pretty standard noir melodrama stuff: Karen begs McConaughey’s absurdly named Baker Dill to kill her abusive husband (Jason Clarke), whose drunken rages not only endanger her, but her and Baker’s young son. Though he at first refuses, bent on his obsession with catching a giant tuna that he hilariously nicknames “Justice,” Baker relents after he begins to experience strange visions that convince him that he is telepathically linked to his son.

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captain marvel character posters

Every single dang character in Captain Marvel now has their own fancy character poster – including Captain Marvel’s cat, Goose. This is the first pet character poster in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, thus making this a momentous day for cinema. Also on display: young Nick Fury, young Agent Coulson, badly photoshopped Jude Law, and of course, Captain Marvel herself. See the Captain Marvel character posters below, and familiarize yourself with everyone human, alien, and feline.

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charlie's angels reboot cast djimon hounsou

Say hello to Bosley #3. The Charlie’s Angels reboot cast has added yet another Bosley to the mix: Djimon Hounsou. Hounsou joins Patrick Stewart and director Elizabeth Banks as one of the film’s numerous Bosleys. In the original Charlie’s Angels TV show, there was only one Bosley, a man who ran the day-to-day operations at the detective agency the Angels worked for. But things are going to be different in Banks’ new reboot.

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It’s been a long time coming but now it’s here: the Marvel Cinematic Universe has its first female-led superhero film with Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot with super powers caught up in a galactic war. The first Captain Marvel trailer is here, giving us a glimpse of the penultimate entry in phase 3 of the MCU. 

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aquaman trailer

Update: James Wan has shared some interesting information about how this character was brought to life on Twitter.

Djimon Hounsou is going to be in every superhero movie soon. Days after the news that Hounsou had joined the Shazam cast hit the web, Warner Bros. is here to remind you that the Gladiator and Guardians of the Galaxy actor had already made the leap from Marvel to DC with Aquaman.

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Shazam Cast - Djimon Hounsou

Production on the DC Comics adaptation of Shazam may be finished, but that’s not stopping us from learning about a new cast member.

Gladiator and Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has been revealed to be part of the Shazam cast. He’s not a last minute addition being inserted into the movie during reshoots or in post-production, but instead he’s been cast in the movie for awhile, but his involvement had not yet been discovered until now. So who is Hounsou playing? Read More »

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Serenity trailer

Interstellar‘s Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are together again for Serenity, a “sexy, stylized thriller” from Steven Knight (and definitely not a remake of the Joss Whedon movie of the same name). Watch the Serenity trailer below.

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