- The King’s Man sequel, titled The Traitor King, will focus on the rise of Adolf Hitler and his support from the English aristocracy.
- Despite mixed reviews and disappointing box office performance, the sequel will build upon the mid-credit scene from the first film.
- Director Matthew Vaughn mentioned that The Traitor King has already been written and is “pretty cool”.
Director Matthew Vaughn has shared his plans for The King’s Man sequel, stating that the upcoming film “is about the rise of Hitler.” In an interview with Collider, Vaughn confirmed that The King’s Man 2 is in the works and will build on the mid-credit scene from the first movie.
“The next one is about the rise of Hitler, and how Hitler did come to power and basically was supported by the English aristocracy,” Vaughn said. The director also revealed that the sequel is titled The Traitor King, is already written, and has a “pretty cool” storyline. He notes how timely the subject matter feels in today’s world.
Released in 2021, The King’s Man is a prequel to Vaughn’s Kingsman series, taking viewers to the early part of the 20th century as an independent intelligence agency worked behind the scenes to thwart a group aiming to start a global war. Despite mixed reviews and a lackluster box office performance, Vaughn is confident in the sequel.
In the mid-credit scene of The King’s Man, the character Erik Jan Hanussen introduces Lenin to a young man he believes will become a powerful figure and part of their villainous team: Adolf Hitler. The scene has been met with ridicule online, with critics questioning its appropriateness and the decision to feature the events of World War II in the quirky Kingsman franchise.
Aside from The Traitor King, Vaughn shared details about his original plans for the series and how it could extend to multiple films. “The King’s Man was originally meant to be a TV series, and I got persuaded to make it as a film. What we wanted to do was something like ‘The Crown’ but with espionage and a bit of a Kingsman hit going through all of the decades,” he said.
In the coming years, Matthew Vaughn is set to be quite busy, as he is also planning a third Kingsman movie and a Kick-Ass reboot. His next film, Argylle, features him directing another spy-oriented story where a reclusive author’s fictional books about a secret agent begin to parallel a real-life spy organization’s covert actions. Argylle is scheduled for release on February 2, 2024, by Universal Pictures and will also be available for streaming on Apple TV+.