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 Man, Ralph 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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We’ve already seen that the legendary Kingsman intelligence agency can survive pretty anything, whether it’s a mind-altering device that makes the entire world go crazy in Kingsman: The Secret Service or a dangerous drug epidemic in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. But now we’ll see how the Kingsman came to be such legendary protectors of the world in the agency’s origin story.
The King’s Man has franchise director Matthew Vaughn going back in time, with Ralph Fiennes taking the lead role as a World War I soldier who helps create the very first titular independent intelligence agency. But will Kingsman be as entertaining without those high-tech gadgets adding to the over the top, stylized action sequences? Find out in The King’s Man trailer that was just released. Read More »
Before there was the Kingsman, there was the King’s Man. And who else better to play that singular person than Ralph Fiennes? Fiennes stars as a World War I soldier who helps create the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man, the confusingly titled prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The film takes place nearly a century before the events of those films, back in the days of the very first ruthless gentleman spies. Watch The King’s Man trailer below.
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When the United States decided to declare war on Iraq, it was because there was apparently evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that he could use to wreak havoc on the world. But as we’ve learned since then, it seems that intelligence might have been manipulated to force a war that didn’t need to happen. And the American people weren’t the only ones who were tricked by their government.
Official Secrets is a new drama that tells the story of whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) a civilian translator at the Government Communications Headquarters intelligence office in the United Kingdom, who learns that members of the UN Security Council were being spied on in order to force through the resolution for the US and the UK to tackle Iraq head-on. Risking her own life and freedom, she sets out to do what is right in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, all in service of the greater good and the people of Britain. Watch the Official Secrets trailer below to see how that goes. Read More »
The Kingsman franchise could soon vastly expand. On the heels of the announcement of Kingsman 3, which is set to wrap up the franchise next year, rumors have begun of a Kingsman prequel. And true to the franchise’s 007-inspired story, the Kingsman prequel may have landed a James Bond alum to lead the film.
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In this edition of Casting Bits:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
- Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
- Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
- Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
- And many more!
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Robert Downey Jr. is setting up more potential franchises in which he can star. One of those is a remake of Doctor Dolittle, and now the once-and-future Tony Stark has revealed The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle cast on Twitter. Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick), Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), John Cena (12 Rounds, Sisters), and more have signed on to voice animals in the new movie, and you can find out their character names and what animals they’ll play below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Angie Han
Batman may fancy himself a lone wolf type, but he has a recurring habit of getting roped into teams. Like the Justice League, in this fall’s Justice League, or the Bat family, in next month’s The Lego Batman Movie. A new “behind the bricks” featurette gets up close and personal with Lego Batman and his teammates, including Robin (Michael Cera), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson), and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, Lego Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and Harley Quinn (Jenny Slate) just seem to be lounging around their lair, waiting for Batman to notice them. Read More »
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LEGO Batman may have a mansion, plenty of wonderful toys, and a loyal butter, but he has zero friends. The caped crusader keeps busy saving Gotham and doesn’t have the best social skills, so he’s a bit of a loner in desperate need of a pal. The LEGO Batman Movie — which director Chris McKay describes as a cross between Michael Mann and About a Boy — follows Batman on his quest for happiness.
Below, watch The Lego Batman Movie TV spots.
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We first heard about Holmes and Watson back in 2008. At the time, it was going to star Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, but the comedy fell to the wayside, and we instead got two Sherlock Holmes movies from Guy Ritchie. The musical was revived last summer with Ferrell still onboard but with Cohen out. Etan Cohen‘s (Get Hard) film now has John C. Reilly playing Watson, making this an exciting reunion for the Step-Brothers and Talladega Nights stars. They’re in good company, too, as Hugh Laurie (Chance) and Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash) have signed on to star in the film.
Below, learn more about Holmes and Watson.
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