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Movie Fact #121 - December 16th, 2020

 

2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service originated when comic book writer Mark Millar and director Matthew Vaughn (Who had previously worked on Kick-Ass together) were at a bar discussing spy movies. They lamented that the genre had become too serious over the years and deciding to do one with more fun to it. To make time for the project Vaughn had to opt out of directing X-Men: Days of Future Past. While he noted it was hard to opt out, his reasoning was fear that "somebody else ... [would] wake up and do a fun spy movie. Then I would have written a bloody screenplay that no one would want to make." The result was a highly successful film that became the first in a franchise with the third film, a prequel titled The King's Man, set to hit theaters. Stay tuned!

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