HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman franchise prequel The King’s Man will be undergoing some reshoots/additional photography that involves Gemma Arterton’s character Polly (possibly other characters as well).
The prequel’s original production designer Darren Gilford (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) was seemingly busy with other productions, so they instead brought-on John Beard (Hackers, The Lady In The Van) to handle the reshoots.
Cinematographer Ben Davis has been shooting Marvel’s Eternals.
Principal photography originally took place Longcross Studios in Surrey, England.
Reshoots are super common and aren’t always a sign of production trouble as most big studio productions now include them as a normal practice, something that happens with all of the Marvel Studios films.
Other times during the editing process its discovered that some extra narrative or action scenes are needed to make the film a little more interesting/coherent.
The film’s release date had been bumped by 20th Century Studios/Disney from its original spot on February 14th (took over No Time To Time’s old spot) to September 18th, these reshoots potentially explain that delay.
Ralph Fiennes leads the cast as Duke of Oxford with others that include Harris Dickinson as Conrad, Gemma Arterton as Polly, Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance as Arthur, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lee Unwin, Djimon Hounsou as Shola, Matthew Goode as Tristan, Tom Hollander, Rhys Ifans as Rasputin, Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush), and Joel Basman (Hanna, Papillon).
Kingsman 3 starring Taron Egerton and Colin Fifth has a script (confirmed by Taron last year), but a director has yet to be officially announced as it was suggested by Deadline that Jon S. Bard (Filth) would be taking over duties from Vaughn.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT