The cast of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman prequel Kingsman: The Great Game adds several new stars from Game of Thrones and Captain America: Civil War. Vaughn is currently focused on getting the prequel in shape before moving on to Kingsman 3. He's planning to write and direct both of the upcoming films, but is now finding some new stars for the franchise's prequel.
After two installments of the main story following Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Harry Hart (Colin Firth), the Kingsman franchise is going back in time. The prequel will put a new spin on the franchise and may even change up the tone based on recent reports. Maybe the biggest change that fans will need to get used to is accepting the new cast of characters that The Great Game will be focused on. Harris Dickinson was previously reported to land the lead role of Conrad, while Ralph Fiennes has also joined the growing cast. Thanks to the latest report, it is becoming a true ensemble.
Collider is reporting four new names that all may have roles in Kingsman: The Great Game now. According to their report, Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance and Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Brühl have signed on to the prequel. They've also learned that Harry Potter and Amazing Spider-Man actor Rhys Ifans is in talks to join the project, and even heard Watchmen's Matthew Goode is being eyed for a part.
The additions of Dance and Brühl are major gets for the prequel, even though it is currently unknown what parts they will be playing. Both could easily portray villains as they have in the past, but that could be the part Ifans is possibly going to get instead. His possible character was described as a "dangerous and manipulative Russian mystic," so it sounds like he'll be playing Grigori Rasputin the "Mad Monk" based on previous character breakdowns. Fox reportedly wanted Brad Pitt to take this role, but that does not appear to have panned out and now it looks to be Ifans' role to lose.
If all four of these new names do indeed join the prequel's cast, then it is clear Vaughn is assembling another talented group of actors. The combination of Dickinson, Fiennes, Dance, Brühl, Ifans, and Goode is a great start to The Great Game's lineup, although many will surely hope the cast will diversify itself as the process continues. Rachel Weisz was also previously linked to the project, but it is unknown if she will be in the movie at this time. All of these casting choices and other new ones should be confirmed before too long with production on the movie set to begin early next year. In the meantime, Kingsman: The Great Game's cast is coming together nicely.
- Kingsman 3 release date: Nov 08, 2019