The Kid Who Would Be King is a modern adaptation of the King Arthur legend, but does Joe Cornish's movie have an end-credits scene teasing a sequel? The tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has been told and retold throughout the centuries, in various forms of media from film and TV to books and video games. While many retellings stick to the story's medieval setting, The Kid Who Would Be King brings King Arthur into the 21st Century - sort of.
Cornish's movie follows young Alexander Elliot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis), an ordinary boy who is regularly picked on at school along with his best friend Bedders (Dean Chaumoo). However, his life is changed when he stumbles upon King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, in a cement block on a construction site. The wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart/Angus Imrie) arrives and attempts to help Alex assemble his own team of knights in order to battle Arthur's half-sister Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), who had been imprisoned in hell by Arthur when the legendary king reigned. Still, it remains to be seen if Alex and his friends will be able to overcome their differences and defeat Morgana.
Now that The Kid Who Would Be King is hitting theaters, viewers may be wondering if there are any extra scenes or fun stingers after the credits. Unfortunately, The Kid Who Would Be King does NOT have a post-credits scene. So, while viewers can watch the credits to get an idea of all the people involved in the making of the film, moviegoers shouldn't expect anything extra at the very end.
The Kid Who Would Be King marks Cornish's first return to directing a feature-length film since his 2011 sci-fi movie Attack the Block, which starred a pre-Star Wars John Boyega. The inventive alien invasion flick was praised at the time by critics and fans, but ended up earning only $5 million at the box office. Still, Attack the Block and Cornish won a number of awards and accolades, and the movie remains a favorite among viewers to this day. Now, Cornish returns with a more family-friendly adventure in The Kid Who Would Be King, though it features many of the same markers of a Cornish film.
Considering the box office of Attack the Block, it seems likely The Kid Who Would Be King will be more of a financial success, if only because it's getting a wide release rather than a limited run. That said, it remains to be seen if the movie will be successful enough to prompt sequel talks. The Kid Who Would Be King's ending doesn't include an obvious sequel setup, but given the various characters from Arthurian legend who don't appear in the movie, there's certainly room for a follow-up. However, while viewers may hope to see The Kid Who Would Be King get a sequel, moviegoers should be aware the film doesn't include a post-credits scene setting up a sequel or offering any additional footage.
- The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) release date: Jan 25, 2019