British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has a knack for creating spectacular action sequences, as evidenced by The Kingsman: The Secret Service and Gatskop. But the tricks, especially the sword fights, in his latest film, The King’s Man, was challenging even for a veteran action star like Djimon Hounsou. In an interview with ComicBook.comHounsou said the following:
“Well, the biggest challenge had to do with the physicality of the action sequence, and we had tremendous help and were led by the stunt team. Our body doubles was absolutely incredible, you could not tell the difference between when I came in and when my stunt double takes over.But that said, it was just such a difficult scene to shoot, very, very difficult.Of course it had its emotional rollercoaster.I mean, the story, the father and son’s emotional drama was through this series takes place. But it was quite a beautiful challenge and definitely one that is gratifying to look at the final product. ”
Djimon Hounsou here a specific scene is described which is a bizarre mixture of dance and fighting. Hounsou, who plays a key role in The King’s Man since Shola, a trusted ally and friend of Ralph Fiennes’ Duke of Oxford, Orlando, had a hard time filming the aforementioned scene. But the 57-year-old actor managed to come out unscathed and, along with co-star Rhys Ifans (who plays Rasputin), delivered a hilarious yet exciting fight scene. You can see for yourself in the next track, released by 20th Century Studios.
Plays during the First World War, The King’s Man is a prequel to 2014s Kingsman: The Secret Service, which in turn was based on the cartoon of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, The Secret Service. The King’s Man takes place a century before the events of the 2014 film and focuses on the creation of the titular espionage organization. The King’s Man features an all-star cast consisting of Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance. Matthew Vaughn directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Karl Gajdusek.
The official summary for The King’s Man read, “As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds get together to plan a war to wipe out millions, one man must rush against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man. ”
Delayed by two years, The King’s Man was finally released on December 22 in the United States. So far, the film has polarizing reviews received from critics. The highly stylized and over-the-top action series is the highlight of The king’s husband, but the film drew flat for its confusing tone and subpar script. On top of that, it’s stuck between two other blockbusters, Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Matrix: Resurrections. How The King’s Man shall tariff at the box office has yet to be seen. But even if it underperforms, a lucrative future lies ahead. Koningsman franchise. Several spin-offs and sequels are active in development, with Matthew Vaughn as producer or director.
As for Djimon Hounsou, he most recently in A quiet place Part II. He is also one of the few actors who was part of both Marvel and DC movies. Hounsou recently had his role as Korath of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s What if… ?. Hounsou will also play the lead role Shazam! Wrath of the gods, who repeats his role as The Wizard from the first film.
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