Matthew Vaughn Says The King's Man Will Reinvent Swordfighting

We already know that the Kingsman prequel The King's Man will be bringing something fresh to the film franchise. But can it actually reinvent sword fighting? That's what director Matthew Vaughn has said about his upcoming project.

Vaughn discussed how the prequel will be different from the previous two movies that focused on Harry Hart and Eggsy Unwin. The filmmaker spoke to Comicbook.com at New York Comic-Con and stated that the crew went as far as trying to give their own unique twist to sword fighting.

"We had to!" Vaughn said. "We tried to reinvent sword fighting, let's put it that way. We've done some very good sword fights, and the weapons were -- I mean, they're still guns."

So far, the trailer has offered some glimpses at truly interesting sword fights, one of which features Rhys Ifans' Rasputin spinning around madly while going up against Djimon Hounsou's Shola. If there are more scenes like this one in the prequel, then we're already sold.

Vaughn also confessed that fans might find The King's Man very different from the two other films. Nevertheless, he assures people that they will pick up on some interesting similarities in the prequel.

"I think action just has to tell a story, and not be boring," Vaughn said. "So those rules are in The King's Man. The whole movie is a very distant, but loving cousin to the original Kingsman. So there is action, but it's slightly different."

The King's Man is scheduled for release on February 14, 2020.

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