The King’s Man, the prequel to The Kingsman, has a new trailer out and yeah, wow, big cast.

The prequel to the hectically popular films, starring Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, is set sometime during World War I, and is pretty much an origin story about the first independent intelligence agency. It’s directed by Matthew Vaughn, helmer of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The official gist: “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.” Dun-dun-DAAAAH.

The film is fronted by mentor Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and pupil Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats). It co-stars Djimon Hounson (Amistad), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Tom Hollander (Bohemian Rhapsody), Daniel Brühl (The Alienist), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

The King’s Man hits Aussie cinemas February 13, 2020.

Yes, that is Grigori Rasputin. A sword-wielding Rasputin. Rasputin. Am I the only one absolutely thrown by the sword-wielding Rasputin? I don’t even know why. Rasputin.

Meanwhile, Kingsman 3 is officially in the works. And according to Vaughn, it’ll be the final chapter in the grand Harry Hart and Eggsy story.

“We’ve got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship,” Vaughn told Digital Spy earlier this year. “The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told.”

It is extremely early days so next to nothing is known about the third movie. Egerton’s 100 per cent returning though. Vaughn confirmed it in the interview.

“He’s looking forward to becoming Eggsy again, because emotionally it’s a lot less draining,” Vaughn said, re: Egerton’s performance in the Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman. 

… Rasputin.

Image: The King's Man