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07th Jul 2021

The King’s Man trailer takes us back to the World War One origins of the spy agency

Rory Cashin

Ralph Fiennes looks like he’s kicking a lot of ass in this one!

Released in 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service was a massive surprise hit, banking almost $415 million at the box office, despite being surprisingly violent and adult-aimed.

And, it managed to turn everyone’s favourite cuddly rom-com star Colin Firth into a bone fide action man!

The 2017 sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, made almost the exact same amount of money, but received a much lower critical score (51% compared to the original’s 75% on Rotten Tomatoes). So, for the next entry, they’ve decided to go in a different direction.

The King’s Man plants us in the middle of World War One and surrounds us with some of the very first spies within the independent agency as they fight against a collection of tyrants who are using the world war as a cover to wipe out millions of their enemies.

The movie stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

The newly released trailer also features some callbacks to the first two movies, showing how the series has progressed, but also how some things – nice suits, killer umbrellas, old-school English actors kicking ass – never go out of style.

The King’s Man is set to arrive in Irish cinemas on Wednesday, 22 December.

Clip via 20th Century Studios IE

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