Scant details have been available as to exactly what the Kingsman prequel The King’s Man would involve beyond revolving around the effects of World War I. The first teaser trailer for the movie sheds some new light on the story of just how the organization that would eventually take in Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) came to be.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, The King’s Man is a historical romp. The cast is made up of almost uniformly famous (or infamous) historical figures, including Ralph Fiennes as the Duke of Oxford, and Rhys Ifans as none other than Grigori Rasputin. The trailer, which sees all of these figures coming together at a Round Table-esque conclave, also features footage of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot Daniel Brühl as Felix Yusupov, though the most interesting addition to the Kingsman universe may be Harris Dickinson as Conrad, who seems to be fulfilling the Eggsy role in this particular film. (Also of note is the casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as “Lee Unwin,” suggesting that we may see some of Eggsy’s bloodline in this prequel, too.)
The King’s Man otherwise seems to share the barest amount of DNA with the Kingsman movies we’re familiar with apart from a flashy sense for action, as the overall tone of the teaser is (understandably) more dour.
The King’s Man is set to hit theaters Feb. 14, 2020.