The King's Man

The King's Man
The King's Man.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMatthew Vaughn
Screenplay by
Story byMatthew Vaughn
Based on
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyBen Davis[1]
Edited by
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed by20th Century Studios[3] (through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures[4])
Release dates
  • 7 December 2021 (2021-12-07) (London)
  • 22 December 2021 (2021-12-22) (United States)
  • 26 December 2021 (2021-12-26) (United Kingdom)
Running time
131 minutes[5]
Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$100 million[6]
Box office$105.3 million[3][7]

The King's Man is a 2021 spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay by Vaughn and Karl Gajdusek and a story by Vaughn. The third instalment in the Kingsman film series, which is based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the film serves as a prequel to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017's Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The film features an ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes (who also serves as one of the film's executive producers), Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance, and focuses on several events during World War I and the birth of the Kingsman organization.

The King's Man was released on 22 December 2021 in the United States, and on 26 December 2021 in the United Kingdom[8] by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (through 20th Century Studios label), delayed several times from an original November 2019 release date, partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film received mixed reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office, grossing $105.3 million against nearly a $100 million budget, likely resulting in a financial loss.

  1. ^ Marc, Christopher (16 January 2019). "'Captain Marvel/Layer Cake' Cinematographer Ben Davis Confirmed For Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Great Game'". HN Entertainment. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Empire-Magazine was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b "The King's Man (2021)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (14 December 2021). "'The King's Man' Review: Ralph Fiennes in a Serviceable Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "The King's Man (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 27 December 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  6. ^ Bureau, Binged (25 December 2021). "The King's Man: Will It End Matthew Vaughn's Spy Series For Good?". Binged. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  7. ^ "The King's Man (2021)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  8. ^ Reyes, Mike (26 August 2021). "The King's Man Red Band Trailer Has Gadgets, Violence, And A Decapitation". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 18 November 2021.

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