The King’s Man: Trailer, Rasputin, Plot and More

The King's Man is the Kingsman origin story

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Matthew Vaughn is taking us back to where it all began with The King’s Man – an epic prequel to his Kingsman series! Set in the early 1900s, it will show us how Kingsman was founded! Here’s everything we know about the film so far…


This explosive trailer dropped in June, and shows Ralph Fiennes, The Duke of Oxford, announcing the world’s first independent intelligence agency, just in time to take on a gang of tyarnts hell-bent on starting a war……

The King’s Man Release Date

The film’s release date has been pushed back three times so far, but it’s currently scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.

Is The King’s Man a prequel?

Yes. Matthew Vaughn has been teasing the idea of an origin prequel for some time. The project was originally titled Kingsman: The Great Game, but has now landed with the name, The King’s Man. Set in the early 1900’s, it will show us how the Kingsman intelligence service we know and love was founded.

What is The King’s Man about?

In the film, the Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and his protégé must stop a group of historical tyrants from starting a war that will wipe out millions. We can assume these two are among the first operatives to come out of Kingsman.

The Kingsman Tailor Shop in The King's Man

Who is the bad guy?

Although the mad monk Rasputin (Rhys Ifans) features quite prominently in the trailer, we can see that he’s actually taking orders from Captain Morgan (Matthew Goode), who is referred to as ‘The Shepherd’, and he addresses a room of historical tyrants as ‘his flock.’ So Morgan is definitely the main villain.

That’s everything we know about the film so far! You can keep up to date with the latest news on upcoming films here: Upcoming Movies.