The Kingsman: A Brief Overview
The Kingsman movie series is an action-adventure, spy-comedy franchise that began in 2014 with the release of the first film, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’ The movie series is loosely based on the comic book series ‘The Secret Service’ by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The franchise has two main films, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ and a prequel ‘The King’s Man.’
The Plot of Kingsman: The Secret Service
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ follows the story of Eggsy, a young man from a working-class family who is recruited by a secret spy agency called Kingsman. The Kingsman are a group of highly skilled agents who work to protect the world from threats. Eggsy is mentored by a senior Kingsman called Harry Hart, played by Colin Firth, and together they work to stop a villainous tech genius named Valentine from destroying the world.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
In the sequel, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ Eggsy and the Kingsman team up with their American counterparts, the Statesman, to take on a new villainous organization called The Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is run by a drug lord named Poppy Adams, played by Julianne Moore, who plans to wipe out millions of people with a virus unless the world legalizes drugs.
The King’s Man
‘The King’s Man’ is a prequel to the Kingsman movies set during World War I. The movie follows the story of a group of soldiers who become the first Kingsman agents and work to stop a group of villains who want to start a war.
The Cast of Kingsman
The Kingsman movies have a star-studded cast, including Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, and Ralph Fiennes.
Colin Firth plays Harry Hart in the Kingsman movies. Harry is a senior Kingsman agent who mentors Eggsy and is known for his impeccable style and suave demeanor.
Taron Egerton plays Eggsy in the Kingsman movies. Eggsy is a young man from a working-class family who is recruited by the Kingsman and becomes a skilled spy.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson plays the villainous tech genius Valentine in ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’ Valentine is a billionaire who plans to use free SIM cards to control people’s minds.
Mark Strong plays Merlin, a senior Kingsman agent who is responsible for their technology and gadgets.
Julianne Moore plays Poppy Adams, the villain in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’ Poppy is a drug lord who wants to legalize drugs and wipe out millions of people with a virus.
Ralph Fiennes plays the Duke of Oxford in ‘The King’s Man.’ The Duke is a senior member of the Kingsman who mentors the new agents.
The Legacy of Kingsman
The Kingsman movies have been a huge commercial success, grossing over $800 million worldwide. The franchise has also spawned a video game, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ and a comic book series, ‘Kingsman: The Red Diamond.’
The success of the Kingsman movies has led to the development of several spin-off projects. One of these is a prequel series called ‘The King’s Man,’ which was released in 2021. Another spin-off project is a TV series called ‘Kingsman: The Great Game,’ which is currently in development.
The Future of Kingsman
There is currently no official announcement about the future of the Kingsman franchise, but fans are eagerly awaiting news about a possible third movie in the main series. Director Matthew Vaughn has hinted that he has ideas for a third movie and that it may involve a crossover with the ‘Kingsman’ spin-off projects.
The Kingsman movies are a fun-filled, action-packed adventure that is sure to entertain fans of the spy-comedy genre. With a star-studded cast, thrilling action sequences, and witty humor, the Kingsman franchise has left a lasting legacy in the world of movies and entertainment.