By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 20, 2014 at 1:03PM
The works of Mark Millar on the big screen have been a mixed bag. "Wanted" was a big hit, "Kick-Ass" a modest one, while no one bothered with "Kick-Ass 2." So it leaves the fate of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" a bit up in the air. Will it be too niche for a mainstream audience, or will it have crossover appeal? We'll soon see when the first trailer drops this week, but first, a handful of new images have arrived to introduce you to the film's world.
“We missed all the spy movies we loved as kids, whether it was Bond or ‘In Like Flint.’ They had a sense of humor as well as being a thriller,” director Matthew Vaughn told EW. “With ['Kingsman'], we’re subversing the spy movie genre as we know it.” And Colin Firth will be man leading the subversion, taking a rare part as an action hero, playing an agent who trains a teenager to become the next superspy.
With a juicy October 24th release date, expectations are high and the cast—which includes Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine—is promising.
Until the first footage arrives, Check out the images below, along with the first trailer.