Yes, ‘Kingsman: The Great Game’ Still Happening After Disney’s Fox Purchase

Perhaps it’s not the title you were most curious about, but it would appear that the Kingsman prequel film The Great Game is still happening following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.

Yes, 'Kingsman: The Great Game' Still Happening After Disney's Fox Purchase

In a recent piece from The Hollywood ReporterKingsman: The Great Game was listed as one of the already-in-production films that will maintain it’s release following the Great Mouse purchase. James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels were a given, but Mouse Guard wasn’t so lucky.

An unnamed producer commented to THR that “We are now just only beginning to see how all this consolidation will change how movies get greenlit and made. They [Disney] are looking at everything.”

Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn said that this acquisition definitely opens up the types of things that would be featured in the Disney-owned Fox films. “With Fox, we can make movies that right now I say no to … We always have to think about the smoking policy. The audience for a Disney movie may not know what they are going to see, but they know what they aren’t going to see. There are certain things we just can’t include because we’ll get letters.”

Kingsman: The Great Game will star Ralph Fiennes, Charles Dance, and Aaron Taylor Johnson, but not the star of the first two films, Taron Egerton (as this is a PREQUEL).  Originally slated to open in November of 2019, it was pushed back to February 14th of 2020.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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