Based on title alone, The King's Man seems rather silly. But based on the first trailer, we're sold on Matthew Vaughn's prequel to Kingsman, hilarious title be damned:
With a cast led by Ralph Fiennes in the Colin Firth role and Harris Dickinson (Trust) in the Taron Egerton role, The King's Man explores the origins of the super-secret and stylish intelligence agency as they try to dismantle a group of villainous masterminds – which includes Rasputin, of all people, wielding a goddamn sword. Listen, the rest of this movie could suck, but Rasputin doing sword fights is a pretty dope idea. It's also nice to see Fiennes playing a good guy for once... maybe? There are these plot devices called "twists," so I'm not 100% sold on him being good. The prequel co-stars Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Bruhl, and Charles Dance – so only one Game of Thrones star, which is impressive for a British movie these days.
Here's the official synopsis for The King's Man, which hits theaters in February 2020:
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, coming to theaters February 2020.