Castium Revelio: Take a Deeper Dive into “The King’s Man”
Welcome back to MuggleNet’s Casting News! Despite the new roles for Samantha Morton, Zoë Kravitz, and Gemma Chan we told you about last time, we’ve got even more new characters set to be portrayed by Wizarding World alums. Are you ready to get to know them? Then let’s jump right into it! Castium Revelio!
First up this week we have an out-of-this-world role for Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy). He’ll lend his voice to a character in the upcoming sci-fi video game The Last Worker. The game will premiere at the VR Expanded section of this year’s Venice Film Festival. It’s set in a dystopian world in which Kurt – played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson – is the last human employee at his workplace. When a group of activists contacts him and asks him to take the company down from the inside, he faces unexpected consequences. You get to experience these first-hand as you are placed in Kurt’s body to play through the first-person narrative. Are you hoping to play the game when it is released to the public?
Next up is an appeal from Stephen Fry, the narrator of the UK audiobooks. He’s the president of the mental health charity Mind and recently wrote an appeal for hubs to be set up across the United Kingdom to give young people access to support without the need for a doctor’s referral. This appeal arose from the outcome of Mind’s recent survey, which showed that children were “among the hardest hit“ by the pandemic. We hope that the campaign goes well for Fry and the charity.
Last up, we can show you the official red band trailer for The King’s Man! The film stars Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) and Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) as the Duke of Oxford and Rasputin, respectively. The film will be on theater screens beginning December 22. It follows the tale of the first independent intelligence agency as they try to stop history’s greatest criminal masterminds from killing millions of innocent people. The film serves as a prequel to both Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. You can check out the trailer below, but we’ll give you a quick heads-up that it does feature foul language and graphic content.
That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Are you most excited to see how Stephen Fry’s campaign turns out, to enjoy the twists of The Last Worker, or to watch the thrills unravel in The King’s Man? Let us know in the comments below!