Kingsman: The Great Game, the next film in the action franchise, is going the historical prequel route.
Kingsman 3 is taking us back in time with a prequel, titled Kingsman: The Great Game, set against the late-Victorian backdrop of the turn of the 20th century, depicting the formation of the eponymous government organization of haberdasher secret agents. The prequel is already planned as the first of a two-film series, with a Kingsman spinoff television series also in the works.
Matthew Vaughn, the repertory director of the film franchise adapting Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar’s Kingsman comic book series – 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle – will return at the helm of this prequel, with Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion) writing the latest version of the script. They are joined by producers – and regular Vaugh collaborators – Adam Bohling and David Reid.
While plot specifics are scarce, Kingsman: The Great Game has already corralled an impressive cast, which will be led by a new presumed protagonist played by up-and-comer Harris Dickinson.
Kingsman: The Great Game Release Date
Kingsman: The Great Game is scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2020.
The Valentine’s Day drop – likely due to the stalled status of the production – represents a shift back from its originally scheduled date of November 15, 2019; a slot that Fox will now give to the star-studded historical drama, Ford v. Ferrari.
Kingsman: The Great Game Cast
Don’t expect Taron Egerton’s movie series protagonist, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, to go back in time, since it has been confirmed that he will not be featured in the film. However, the cast list already appears to be an embarrassment of riches in British talent.
Harris Dickinson (The Darkest Minds, Trust) will play Conrad, first described in a report by Collider as a "cocky yet charming young hero who’s eager to serve his country and fight in World War I.”
Ralph Fiennes (the Harry Potter films, The English Patient) will – akin to Colin Firth’s Harry Hart – fill the role of mentor to Dickinson’s apprentice hero Conrad.
With some recent reveals from Deadline, here’s the rest of the known cast:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (from Vaughn’s Kick-Ass movies), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, The Alienist), Tom Hollander (Bohemian Rhapsody), Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones) and Djimon Hounsou (Shazam!).
We will keep you updated on Kingsman: The Great Game as the news arrives!