‘The King’s Man’ Resurfaces with a New Trailer and Doubles Down on its Current Release Date

Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman prequel comes back to life after reshoots and months of radio silence with a brand-new trailer plus an artsy poster.


When the folks at Disney announced the delay of most of their big releases, pushing a good amount of 2020 movies into 2021 territory, some of us wondered where the hell was 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man, a movie that had already had more than a few hiccups during its production (reshoots, budget concerns), since there was no mention of it whatsoever on Disney’s “reworked” movie calendar. Shortly afterwards, we found out that it was still set to open on September 18, 2020. The new trailer, which debuted yesterday, confirms that info:



To be honest, there is not much new stuff to gander at in this new preview; Matthew Vaughn’s direction seems as energetic as always, and the somewhat classier (yet modern) visual style helps sell the WWI-focused setting. It looks great, but I also hope it feels great, as the second entry in the Kingsman franchise felt a bit too much, both in length and creative choices; I personally thought it often became a bloated, ugly movie that threw some of the first one’s best elements and decisions under the bus for no good reason.


The King’s Man also received a new poster, which leans into the oil canvas aesthetic, to go with its new trailer:



This explosive prequel, which is one of the movies hoping to jump-start the (late) summer box office, is led by Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes, who are joined by big names such as Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Daniel Brühl, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.