The prequel was originally slated for release on February 14, 2020, though will now hit cinemas on September 18 instead.
The movie sees a group of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plan a war to wipe out millions, with one man and his protégé racing against time to stop them.
“I’ll tell you the difference between this movie and X-Men: First Class,” he said at New York Comic-Con. “What I learnt from that film is that when you’re shooting characters that are known, it’s hard to do plot twists.
“If I kill Professor X off, you guys are gonna go, ‘Huh? Hold on…’ So I wanted to design a movie that had hardly anything to do with the original Kingsman apart from the tailor shop.
“So this really is a proper origin story. People can watch this movie if they haven’t seen Kingsman properly. People who hate Kingsman might reluctantly like this one.”
The King’s Man will be released in cinemas on September 18, 2020.
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