20th Century Fox has made some just adjustments to their release schedule. Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ has gone from November 15, 2019 to February 14, 2020, while James Mangold’s ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ has taken the November 15 date, moving out of its June 28 slot.
‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ 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.’
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’)
- Neil Jackson (‘Westworld,’ ‘Welcome to Marwen’)
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’)
- Stanley Tucci (‘Feud,’ ‘A Private War’)
- Alison Steadman (‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Orphan Black’)
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.
The film will now compete against Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox’s ‘Nimona,’ Universal’s untitled romance film from Will Packer, and Disney’s untitled live action movie.
‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ is currently filming, and, to reiterate, will release on February 14, 2020.
Meanwhile, James Mangold’s next film, currently under the title of ‘Ford v. Ferrari,’ is heading to the epicenter of awards season. The film centers on the team of American engineers and designers hired by Henry Ford II in his quest to beat Ferrari as the top maker of race cars. Damon will play Carol Shelby, the eccentric engineer who designs from scratch the Ford GT 40, while Bale will portray Ken Miles, the hotshot British racer who drives it in the 1966 Le Mans race.
The weekend also has Warner Bros. ‘The Good Liar,’ starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, as well as Universal’s ‘Last Christmas,’ starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, from director Paul Feig.
Again, ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ (or whatever they end up calling it) will now release on November 15, this year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter