Disney has unveiled a title, brief plot details and an expected release date for Matthew Vaughn’s third outing in the ‘Kingsman’ franchise.

First up, Vaughn’s prequel has been given the official title of ‘The King’s Man’ leaving behind the working title of ‘Kingsman: The Great Game’.

Leaving behind the high-octane action feel, the prequel is thought to be more of a period drama. The plot details state, 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’.

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Gemma Arterton and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be joining Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou and Alison Steadman. The film focuses on the early days of the institute will also see Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes play the protege/mentor pairing. The brilliant Tom Hollander also joins the cast in multiple roles as King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas II – all of whom are part of Queen Victoria’s family tree within the film.

Disney has given a new release date for the film as February 2020.

The third in the franchise that will carry on after ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is also full steam ahead. This instalment will see a return for Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and Colin Firth’s Harry with a view of tying up their story for good. Production is looking likely to start towards the end of 2019, giving Vaughn a short break after filming the prequel.

With the aforementioned prequel and threequel at full steam ahead, the proposed spin-off TV series seems to have taken a back seat at this moment in time. There are currently no details available as to when this will head into production.