20th Century Studios’ “The King’s Man” will be debuting on Hulu in the U.S. this week on February 18, 2022.
The film is the third installment in the popular Kingsman film series, but is actually a prequel that takes place in the early 1900’s.
It tells the story of the founding of the very first independent intelligence agency, formed to stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds (some who are actual historical figures) who are gathering to plot a war to wipe out millions.
“The King’s Man” is directed by Matthew Vaughn and is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, a 2012 Marvel Comics release.
It stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson and Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.
“The King’s Man” hit theaters last December, but in the shadow of “West Side Story” didn’t get as much of a push. It’s still managed to hang in the top ten at the box office, even as recently as last week.
The Kingsman action-comedy franchise also consists of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2015) and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017), both starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Mark Strong.
The film series will be continuing with a fourth Kingsman film, titled “Kingsman: The Blue Blood,” and a spin-off eight-hour television limited series centered around the franchise’s American spy agency, “Statesman” (introduced in the second film), which are both in development.
Here is the trailer for the film: