The stylish multi-national spy agency frequently charged with saving the world is given an origin story in the first trailer for “The King’s Man,” arriving early next year.
A prequel to the popular “Kingsman” films— starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Stern Show veterans Samuel L. Jackson and Channing Tatum—the World War I-era installment depicts the formation of the spy agency amid a looming global threat which could result in the deaths of millions.
The story follows a world-savvy secret agent (Ralph Fiennes) who seemingly takes a novice (Harris Dickinson) under his wings and together the duo faces off against a ruthless band of international criminals and tyrants. “Real power is not found running off to war. Real power lies in understanding who it is you’re truly fighting and how they can be defeated,” Fiennes’ character explains atop an action-packed trailer filled with blood-soaked battlefields, exploding cars, and a knife fight featuring “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Djimon Hounsou.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the comic book-inspired prelude co-stars Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), Matthew Goode ("Downton Abbey"), and Daniel Brühl (“Captain America: Civil War”).
“The King’s Man” opens Feb. 14, 2020.