Kingsman has become quite a surprising franchise since it kicked off in 2014 with Kingsman: The Secret Service. The action-comedy focuses on a troubled young man, Eggsy (Taron Egerton), who is recruited into a secret spy society known as Kingsman. Mentored by Harry Hart (Colin Firth), Eggsy learns how to be a spy, a gentleman and how to save the world.
The sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was a disappointment but was successful enough to keep the franchise alive. Somewhat surprisingly, the next film in the series will be a prequel called The King's Man, which will explore the origins of the secret service. With plenty of potential in that story, we can't wait to see what the movie reveals. Here are the biggest questions we want to be answered in The King's Man.
10 How Old Is The Organization?
The first Kingsman did a wonderful job with the world-building of this unusual society. While it maintained a sense of mystery, it was clear that this organization has been around for quite some time. With the new film supposedly exploring the creation of the service, it will be interesting to see how far back it actually goes.
While the film is said to take place at the beginning of the 20th century, there is the possibility that its origins go back even further than that. It would be interesting to see what events throughout history the Kingsman have gotten involved in.
9 Who Was The First Kingsman?
The title suggests that the film will follow one man in what we expect is a world-saving mission. While the organization is strong, the other films have often left Eggsy alone as he tries to save the day, so it's not too surprising that this first Kingsman member would have to go solo.
It will be interesting to see what kind of person is capable of the kind of things needed for these dangerous missions as well as be able to build this organization from nothing.
8 Why A Tailor Shop?
One of the key aspects of the Kingsman is their tailor shop. What appears to be a classy yet ordinary tailor shop actually serves as a front for the organization's secret supply of weapons, gadgets and - of course - fine clothing. While convenient and unassuming, the tailor shop is clearly not a random choice.
Harry explains that the Kingsman was started by British tailors. There is certainly more to the story than that. It's unclear whether this film will address that idea or if it will retcon a new origin, but it would be nice to learn how the tailor shop fits into everything.
7 Where Do They Get The Money?
Running a secret organization cannot be cheap, especially one that has a taste for the finer things, like the Kingsman. With all the guns, the state of the art technology, the massive estates, and the expensive suits; they would need to be spending an outrageous amount of money to keep this thing going.
Harry also gives a short explanation for this in the first film, saying that powerful men gave their money to their trusted tailors after losing their sons in World War I. Again, it's unclear whether this backstory will remain intact for the prequel; nevertheless, there needs to be some explanation for where the funding comes from.
6 How Is There Technology So Advanced?
Just like many of the other cinematic spy organizations, the Kingsman has gadgets and technology that are not available to the common people. Be it the weaponry, surveillance tools, or vehicles - these agents are using cutting edge stuff that can only be believable in a comic book movie.
Given that the prequel takes place about a century ago, you can only expect the gadgets being used will be dated. It would be too outlandish to see laser guns in the early 1900s. Maybe the movie will give some information on how the organization is able to stay ahead of the rest of the world.
5 Who Are The New Characters?
The Kingsman franchise has always attracted some big names, but the prequel is an exceptionally star-studded affair. Just to name a few, the supporting cast includes Charles Dance, Stanley Tucci, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
While details are still scarce, it is also said that the film's leads will be played by Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes as the hero of the film and his mentor, respectively. It will be interesting to see how the remaining stars fill out the movie. Who will be villains and who will be the Kingsman's first recruits?
4 Will Relatives Of Eggsy And Harry Appear?
With Dickinson as the young hero and Fiennes as his mentor, it sounds an awful lot like a similar dynamic that was used in the first film. Could it be The King's Man will establish a lineage between its Kingsman generations?
We know that Eggsy's dad was a member of the Kingsman who died on a mission with Harry. While there is no mention of membership being past down through generations, it certainly is a possibility. It would be a nice way to include the franchise's main stars since they obviously won't be appearing themselves.
3 What Other Countries Have These Secret Organizations?
While The Golden Circle was a disappointing sequel, it did introduce an interesting idea: Other countries have their own private spy organizations similar to the Kingsman. The Statesman is revealed to be the Kingsman's American counterpart, with the organization posing as a liquor producer.
It's unclear which organization started first or whether they are related, but that would be a cool area to explore in the prequel. It would also be interesting to know how many other similar organizations operate around the world.
2 How Has It Remained A Secret?
To enjoy the Kingsman movies, you might have to suspend your disbelief somewhat. For instance, it is very hard to swallow the fact that, despite being involved with some of the biggest crises on the planet and causing a whole lot of mayhem along the way, Kingsman has remained a secret organization.
The prequel could help smooth over this outlandish idea with some explanation as to this private and well-financed organization has gone unnoticed. Of course, it might just be easier to try and forget about that and focus on the fun.
1 What Will This Mean For The Rest Of The Franchise?
Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that they will be making a third Kingsman film and that it will be the final chapter in the Eggsy storyline. It seems a little strange that, before the final film is released, they decided to do a prequel.
With the prequel coming first, it might be setting up for what we'll see in the third film. Perhaps the first villainous threat that is introduced in The King's Man comes back for Eggsy to deal with. It could also be that the prequel is setting up it's on series of films taking place in the past. It will be interesting to see where this film takes the franchise.