Over the weekend, at New York Comic Con, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn revealed that a sequel to 20th Century Studios’ “The King’s Man” was in development and also shared some details about the upcoming project.
“The King’s Man” served to explain the WWI-era origins of the Kingsman secret intelligence service first introduced in Vaughn’s 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.
While speaking to Collider, Vaughn revealed the sequel is currently titled The Traitor King and is unsure if the project will be a film or television series. The director revealed that the next installment would follow the rise of Hitler and his support from within the English aristocracy. You can see what Vaugn said below:
“The next one it’s it is about the rise of Hitler, and how Hitler did come to power and basically was supported by the English aristocracy… [We’ve] written it and it’s pretty cool.” […]
“So I was like, ‘well that’s interesting’ and how the world was worrying so much about Communism, that Fascism rose up. And I look at the world at the moment, everyone getting distracted and worrying about this [and that] and if you worry too much about [this] bad things can happen here. So it is a story that I think needs to be recalled. We’re calling it The Traitor King.”
“The King’s Man” is the prequel to Matthew Vaughn’s highly popular “Kingsman” films—”Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”
The film follows one man who must race against time to stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gathering to plot a war to wipe out millions. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in “The King’s Man.”
The movie is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
The two previous “Kingsman” films, along with “The King’s Man”, are available to stream now on Disney+ in many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
To read more of Vaugn’s interview with Collider, click here.