On January 6, 2022, the most anticipated prequel by fans of the Kingsman franchise hits theaters. Is about KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN, a new story that takes place before the events of KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Y KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN reveals the beginnings of the first independent intelligence agency through a story starring the worst tyrants and criminal geniuses in history who come together to plan a war that will make millions disappear, including the man who must race against time to stop them .
In preparation for the imminent arrival of KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN On the big screen, five essential facts are revealed to fully enjoy this new installment of the saga.
HAS AN ECLECTIC AND TALENTED CAST
The cast of the film – of mostly British origin – is headed by Harris Dickinson and the renowned actor Ralph Fiennes. Together they play an aristocratic father-son duo at the dawn of the First World War.
What’s more, KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN, integrates a cast consisting of Gemma Arterton (Polly), Rhys Ifans (Rasputin), Matthew Goode (Maximilian Morton), Tom Hollander (King George V of the United Kingdom, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany) , and Daniel Brühl (Erik Jan Hanussen). Also featuring actors Djimon Hounsou (Shola) and Charles Dance (Lord Kitchener).
THE PRECUELA WAS BORN FROM A SCENE OF KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
In this new film in the saga, KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN, the story begins more than a century ago and takes place in the backstage of World War I, explaining how and why the Kingsman agency began. Vaughn says the inspiration for the new installment came from the 2014 film.
THE PLOT COMBINES REAL EVENTS WITH FICTION
Although it has elements of humor, action and adventure, recognizable in all the films of the franchise, KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN It has its own tone, different from the first two installments of the saga. In essence, it is a fictional story intertwined with real historical events, brought to life through characters that never existed and others that did. Rasputin, the three monarchs played by Hollander, Lord Kitchener and Erik Jan Hanussen are some of the historical figures incorporated into the story.
THE HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION IS SHOCKING
When it came to production design, the biggest challenge the film’s creative team faced was rebuilding a world over a hundred years old. Leading the task was production designer Darren Gilford, who worked with Vaughn on KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE and who also carried out the production design of STAR WARS: THE AWAKENING OF THE FORCE.
WILL CONQUER THE FANS OF THE FRANCHISE
Those who go to the cinema to see KING’S MAN: THE ORIGIN They will find the humor, wit, intrigue and action that made the franchise famous. While it takes place in a different historical moment and has an undeniably its own tone, the new film reflects the spirit of the saga and subtly connects with the previous installments.