“The King’s Man” Trailer Promises a Melange of Gentlemanly Mayhem

Delayed several times due to the pandemic, The King’s Man – a prequel to the popular Kingsman series – is currently set for release in December of 2021. As this trailer demonstrates, alongside copious sword, knife and gun-play, the suave Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) is adept at close-combat with both umbrellas and crook-handled walking sticks.

The Duke is actually the second secret agent character in Fiennes’ career to possess that very specialised talent; he also played the unflappable John Steed in the otherwise regrettable 1998 movie adaptation of The Avengers (the classic ’60s British TV series, not the Marvel superhero franchise).

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