Exclusive clip for The King’s Man takes us into the mind of Matthew Vaughn


In support of the home entertainment release for The King’s Man, we’ve got an exclusive clip that takes us into the ming of director Matthew Vaughn. In the clip, Ralph Fiennes waxes rhapsodic about working alongside Vaughn for the bespoke prequel that explores the origin of the Kingsman.

“I genuinely like how Matthew has trusted me,” Fiennes says in the footage. “I warm up after a few takes. I get a bit looser between takes, a bit freer, I suppose. He sees that.”

Fiennes plays the primary protagonist in The King’s Man, Orlando Oxford, also known as The Duke of Oxford. He was the founder of the Kingsman independent intelligence agency. Oxford perished before the start of the first Kingsman film, but his legacy lives on in the many agents who join the secret group of spies and finely suited soldiers of justice.

“I think all actors like to be in the hands of a director who communicates clearly. He [Vaughn] does that,” Fiennes adds.

The King's Man exclusive clip, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Vaughn

Also featured in the behind-the-scenes clip is Tom Hollander, who plays King George / Kaiser Wilhelm / Tsar Nicholas in the film. Hollander also expressed his appreciation for Vaughn’s ability to collaborate with his actors by saying, “He’s much more of a collaborator than I’d imagined. He’s very collaborative on the set. He’s very open to ideas and open to suggestions and changes. He’s a very talented, effective, and productive human being.”

Per Disney Media’s official press release:

Uncover the secrets of the world’s most stylish spy organization and learn how it all began with the ingenious and action-packed origin story The King’s Man. From masterful filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, The King’s Man explores the mythology of the very first independent intelligence agency. Set in the historic WWI era, the lethal yet impeccably trained spies take on the ultimate mission to save the fate of humanity.

The King’s Man home release info states that the explosive prequel arrives on Digital on February 18 and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD on February 22. Additionally, you get all three Kingsman films together for the first time in The Kingsman Collection – which includes Kingsman: The Secret ServiceKingsman: The Golden Circle, and The King’s ManThe collection will be available digitally on February 18 and as a collectible SteelBook on February 22.

Here is the official synopsis for The King’s Man:

Set during WWI, The King’s Man tells the exhilarating origin story of Kingsman, the world’s very first independent intelligence agency. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions across the globe, one man must race against time to stop them.

Bonus Features

  • The King’s Man: The Great Game Begins Documentary
    • A Generation Lost – Discover how the filmmakers created a richly textured story that explores the origins of the Kingsman spy organization.
    • Oxfords and Rogues – Meet the phenomenal new cast of characters Matthew Vaughn has assembled.
    • All the World’s a Stage – Delve into the meticulous world-building of THE KING’S MAN with interviews, on-location footage, artwork, and details of on-set construction and design.
    • Instruments of War – Experience the analog spy tech and early 20th century weaponry utilized in THE KING’S MAN and see a breakdown of the precise execution and evolution of the major stunts and combat in the film.
    • Fortune Favors the Bold – Join Matthew Vaughn and his team for music scoring and sound design.
    • Long Live the Kingsman – Cast and crew reveal their thoughts about their collective journey through the very special experience of making THE KING’S MAN.
  • Featurettes
    • No Man’s Land – Experience the creative process behind the harrowing knife battle sequence in several stages: rehearsals, storyboards, interviews and on-set footage, culminating with the atmospheric VFX.
    • Remembrance and Finding Purpose – Learn about amazing organizations such as The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, two U.K.-based resources for recovery, well-being and employment for military veterans. Also hear why Matthew Vaughn strongly supports their mission.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on a screenplay written by Vaughn and Karl Gajdusek, The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been counting the days until The King’s Man gets a home entertainment release. I missed the film in theaters due to Covid and can’t wait to see how my favorite super-spy agency got started. I once traveled all the way to England for a Kingsman event, and it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had reporting on a film. Let’s grab an umbrella, slip into our swankiest finery, and get to work!

Source: 20th Century Studios

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.