REPORT: Kingsman Prequel Setting Revealed, Stars Ralph Fiennes

A new report may reveal the setting for an upcoming film in the Kingsman universe and the involvement of actors Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson.

According to the Daily Mail, Fiennes and Dickinson will star in a prequel to 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film will reportedly be set in World War I and explore the origins of the titular organization. The movie will reportedly begin filming early next year.

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The report seems to indicate that the next film released will be a prequel. However, writer/director Matthew Vaughn is currently working on several films set to expand the Kingsman universe, so the order of release isn't entirely clear at this time. Vaughn is developing a Kingsman sequel, “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship,” which is intended to shoot back to back with a spinoff, Kingsman: The Great Game, chronicling the organization’s exploits in the early 1900s, which could be related the film referenced in this report.

2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service earned over $414 million at the worldwide box office during its run. The film’s sequel, 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, saw a slightly smaller take, only earning around $410 million. Although the original film holds a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes and the coveted “Certified Fresh” rating, Kingsman: The Golden Circle currently sits at a much lower 53%.

Fiennes is known for his roles in such films as Schindler's ListThe English Patient and M in the newest iteration of the James Bond franchise. Dickinson is known for his role in Beach RatsTrust and the upcoming Maleficent II.

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Kingsman 3 is reportedly targeting release on Nov. 8, 2019. Matthew Vaughn will write and direct Kingsman 3, which is slated to open Nov. 9, 2019. The movie is a sequel to Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Sophie Cookson, joined by Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. It’s currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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