With the next Kingsman film set to start shooting in January, director Matthew Vaughn has begun casting the new installment.
According to Collider, Rhys Ifans -- who played Xenophilius Lovegood in the Harry Potter films and whose resume boasts genre roles ranging from The Amazing Spider-Man to Alice Through the Looking Glass -- can add another comic book notch to his belt when he joins the Kingsman prequel as "a dangerous and manipulative Russian mystic."
Alongside Ifans, fellow Brit Charles Dance is expected to join the cast in an unknown role. Though best known for his work as Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones, Dance has had a wide-ranging career stretching from films like Eddie Murphy's The Golden Child all the way to next year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Presumably joining the German side of the film's orld War conflict I is Daniel Bruhl, who first garnered American attention in his multi-award winning role in the German comedy Goodbye, Lenin! The breakout performance led to his being cast in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds as sniper Fredrick Zoller. He subsequently took on the role of Baron Zemo in the mega-hit Captain America: Civil War.
Protagonist Conrad -- "the man who would be Kingsman" -- will reportedly be played by newcomer Harris Dickinson. He'll be joined, in a yet unknown capacity, by Ralph Fiennes, no stranger to espionage, having recently inherited the role of M in the James Bond franchise from Dame Judy Dench.
Rumors are still circulating about other names set to join the cast, including Stoker star Matthew Goode. The film is expected to be released November 9th, 2019.