‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ Adds Neil Jackson to the Star-Studded Ensemble

Feb 22, 2019

Hidden amongst the casting announcement for the remaining series regular of DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl,’ Variety noted that actor Neil Jackson is currently filming a role in the upcoming ‘Kingsman: The Great Game.’

Jackson’s recent role was the Robert Zemeckis film ‘Welcome to Marwen.’ He was also in ‘Nocturnal Animals’ and the second season of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Besides his upcoming role in ‘Stargirl,’ he has been a part of other television series, such as ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Absentia.’

Moreover, the stacked ensemble includes:

  • Robert Aramayo (‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Game of Thrones’)
  • Gemma Arterton (‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ,’ ‘Watership Down’)
  • Daniel Brühl (‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘The Alienist’)
  • Charles Dance (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’)
  • Harris Dickinson (‘Trust,’ ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’)
  • Ralph Fiennes (‘Harry Potter’ franchise, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’)
  • Matthew Goode (‘Watchmen,’ ‘The Crown’)
  • Tom Hollander (‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Bird Box’)
  • Djimon Hounsou (‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Shazam!’)
  • Rhys Ifans (‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ ‘Snowden’)
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’)
  • Stanley Tucci (‘Feud,’ ‘A Private War’)
  • Alison Steadman (‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Orphan Black’)

This film is a period drama prequel, and not the ending to the pre-existing Harry Hart and Eggsy trilogy. Therefore, actors like Taron Egerton and Colin Firth will not be making appearances in the movie. But fear not, the true third film is coming, as Vaughn expects to shoot the sequel after taking a short break when he wraps the prequel in May or June. Additionally, the characters in ‘The Great Game’ may tie into the untitled ‘Kingsman 3.’

The premise of the prequel is below:

“The young, cocky and charming son of a British Duke, Conrad (Dickinson) is eager to find a way to serve his country during World War I… and perhaps the Kingsman offer him just that opportunity.”

Further, this is only the start of the expanding ‘Kingsman’ universe. Vaughn is developing a ‘Statesman’ film based on the characters introduced in the second film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’ Also, a ‘Kingsman’ an eight-hour miniseries is on the way, which is “complementary to the movies but different enough, otherwise what’s the point?,” as said by Vaughn.

To reiterate, ‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ is currently filming, and it will release on November 15.

Source: Variety