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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service Delayed

Source: Technology Tell
Colin Firth's début as a suave secret-agent will have to wait.
20th Century Fox have this week announced an alteration in the release schedule of their upcoming thriller film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Whereas Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was recently bumped up by two months to March 2016, fans of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed graphic novel of the same name (which serves as a loose inspiration for Kingsman) will have to endure for an extra four months before witnessing the antics of secret agent Harry Hart (played by The Railway Man and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy's Colin Firth) play out on the big-screen for the first time.

In reality, meeting the increasingly lofty expectations of the source material's fanbase is the least of this much-vaunted (or should that be Vaughnted, given that X-Men: First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn took control of the director's chair here?) pseudo-blockbuster's worries. The project reportedly shifted launch dates in order to sidestep Universal's Halloween horror Ouija, yet by moving to February 2015, it'll still face competition from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Hitman: Agent 47 and, most dauntingly of all, Fifty Shades of Grey (suffice to say that 2015 is kicking off with a literal bang and will ramp up the ante with each successive month), so to say that the pressure Fox are placing on Vaughn's prestige as a director has lessened seems rather dishonest, frankly. Check out the teaser trailer below for an initial glimpse into just what the man who gave us Kick-Ass is aiming to convey to his viewership in his latest audacious production.

Kingsman: The Secret Service will now reveal its hidden arsenal in cinemas worldwide on February 13th, 2015.

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