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Matthew Vaughn wanted Charlie Cox to play Superman

It turns out that the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t the only franchise eyeing up Charlie Cox at one point. The Daredevil star was reportedly considered for the leading role in the DC Superman movie from director Matthew Vaughn which never got made. In 2008, Warner Bros considered several filmmakers...
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Only One Actor Made The King’s Man’s Matthew Vaughn Feel ‘Starstruck,’ And It Makes Total Sense

Star Wars has a pretty huge effect on the fans who grew up with the franchise, and some of them have even grown up to become moviemakers themselves. So when Matthew Vaughn, lifelong devotee to George Lucas’ sci-fi creation, got to direct Mark Hamill himself, he absolutely felt starstruck. To be honest, no one could blame him, as The King’s Man co-writer/director had feelings that pretty much mirrored what you’d expect from meeting the man who helped bring Luke Skywalker to life.
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The King’s Man’s Matthew Vaughn Shares Candid Thoughts On The Direction Of The DC Extended Universe After Man Of Steel

Over the last eight years, the DC Extended Universe has inspired quite a lot of divisive opinions. The franchise was controversial from the get-go, with Zack Snyder's Man of Steel ending with Henry Cavill's Superman snapping the neck of Michael Shannon's Zod, and the discourse hasn't only heightened since then. This includes not only conversation among fans, but also filmmakers, like veteran comic book movie director Matthew Vaughn.
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Matthew Vaughn on ‘The King’s Man,’ the Future of ‘Kingsman’ and Reuniting with Henry Cavill

It’s been four-and-a-half years since Matthew Vaughn first pitched The King’s Man to 20th Century Fox, and to say a lot has changed since then would certainly be an understatement. Vaughn’s long-delayed film is a prequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, as it explores the origin story of the Kingsman agency in conjunction with World War I. Since it’s rare for the third film in a franchise to go back in time by nearly 100 years, Vaughn remembers catching Fox executives a bit off guard. “I think they were surprised,” Vaughn tells The Hollywood...
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‘The King’s Man’s Rhys Ifans and Djimon Hounsou on Matthew Vaughn and Why Filming the Big Rasputin Fight was a “World of Pain”

With director Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man now playing in theaters, I recently got to speak with Djimon Hounsou and Rhys Ifans about making the Kingsman prequel. As you’ve seen in the trailers, The King’s Man is set against the backdrop of WWI and uses real history to show how the independent intelligence agency came into existence. Loaded with the kind of action you’d expect from Matthew Vaughn, a great cast, and a number of surprises you won’t see coming, I thought The King’s Man was extremely well done and can’t wait to see the next installment. The King’s Man also stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. The King’s Man is based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, with story by Vaughn and screenplay by Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek.
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'The King's Man' Mid-Credit Scene Explained: Yes, Matthew Vaughn Really Did That

[Editor's note: The following contains spoilers for The King’s Man.]. Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service was an unexpected success; blending the best elements of James Bond’s charming spydom, with off-the-wall cheeky wit and an entrancing world of secret society mythos. The second installment—Kingsman: Golden Circle—was met with less favorable reactions, though fans of the franchise still loved it for what it was. The King’s Man, Vaughn’s ambitious origin story for Britain’s most elite secret intelligence agency, will likely be met with the same derision.
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Matthew Vaughn Isn’t Sure If He’ll Direct ‘Kingsman 3’ & Would Love To Do More Prequels

Believe it or not, buried in all the talk of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “The Matrix Resurrections,” there is a new ‘Kingsman’ film in theaters. The prequel, “The King’s Man,” is once again directed by Matthew Vaughn, but this time transports us back a century to see the early days of the Kingsman spy organization. And if Vaughn has his way, “The King’s Man” will be just one of quite a few prequels showing the Kingsman organization through the 20th century.
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Matthew Vaughn Wants More ‘The King’s Man’ Prequels, Won’t Commit To Directing ‘Kingsman 3’

Has anyone even noticed that The King’s Man is in theaters now? I’ll be very curious to see how that does at the box office this weekend, swamped by Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Matrix Resurrections. Anyway, it’s the third of Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman series, but this one is a prequel set around WWI. But where does that leave a proper sequel? And will Vaughn get back behind the camera for it?
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Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn doesn’t take movies lightly. “For me to get involved in any IP that I don't own or control,” he tells Inverse. “I'm going to have to love the IP.”. A quick look at his IMDb might suggest otherwise. To be sure, Vaughn is a talented director and producer with such celebrated hits under his belt as Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, Layer Cake, and X-Men: First Class. But for every win, you’ll find an expensive misfire as well. (He produced both 2015’s Fantastic Four and Bloodshot, two huge superhero swings that failed spectacularly.)
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Matthew Vaughn on Finding The Man Who Would Be King’s Man

Matthew Vaughn loves watching The Man Who Would Be King (1975). It’s easy to see why. The John Huston adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling yarn is one of the best adventure films ever made, not least of all because Huston and his co-screenwriter Gladys Hill were able to quietly insert some anti-imperialist critiques into the story of Danny and Peachy (Sean Connery and Michael Caine), two former British sergeants in 19th century India who turn soldiers of fortune and, eventually, men who might call themselves living gods. It doesn’t end well for either, and yet there is something so adroit about the performances that they never cease to charm.
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Matthew Vaughn Is Still Ready To Make A 'Colorful, Fun' Superman Movie With Henry Cavill

For years, "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" director Matthew Vaughn has spoken openly about the "Superman" movie trilogy he and writer Mark Millar pitched to Warner Bros. in 2008 and how he still wants to make a film about Kal-El one day. However, those holding onto the dream of Vaughn directing Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel 2" may not want to hold their breath: With Sasha Calle making her debut as the DCEU's Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, in next year's "The Flash" and two different projects centered on Black Kryptonians in the works, it seems Warner Bros. has no plans to focus on Cavill's Superman for the foreseeable future. Not that it's a problem for Cavill, who's keeping quite busy between his ongoing role as Geralt on "The Witcher" and his turn in Vaughn's upcoming spy thriller "Argylle."
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Matthew Vaughn Was “Desperate” To Make A Superman Film, Still Wants To & Calls ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ A Mistake

Matthew Vaughn has made no effort in hiding his love of superheroes. The filmmaker has previously directed superhero films such as “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class,” and his ‘Kingsman’ franchise is basically a superhero film series minus the capes and with tuxedos instead. So, it makes sense that Vaughn had been pitching a ‘Superman’ film to Warner Bros. years ago, before “Man of Steel.” In fact, he’s still ready to make one, if they’d have him.
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