"The Kid Who Would Be King" is a 2019 fantasy action-adventure film directed by Joe Cornish.
The starring cast includes Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Alex, Tom Taylor as Lance, Rebecca Ferguson as Morgana, Patrick Stewart as Adult Merlin, Dean Chaumoo as Bedders, Rhianna Dorris as Kaye, Angus Imrie as Young Merlin, Denise Gough as Mary, Genevieve O'Reilly as Sophie, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Mr. Kepler and others.

Here are "The Kid Who Would Be King" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Kid Who Would Be King movie?

20th Century Studios UK on Thursday, February 07, 2019 released the trailer for "The Kid Who Would Be King" you can watch here:

Plot summary

What is The Kid Who Would Be King movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Kid Who Would Be King" movie plot summary.

Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) is a twelve year old boy, just starting secondary school in a London suburb. When his best friend Bedders (Dean Chaumoo) is bullied by older students, Lance (Tom Taylor) and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris), Alex comes to his aid. Alex, Lance, and Kaye are given detention by the headmistress.
Lance and Kaye plot to harm Alex. That night, the duo chase Alex as he heads home, but Alex hides in a nearby construction site, where he finds and extracts a mysterious sword embedded in concrete. Later showing it to Bedders, they discover that its markings identify it as Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur. Alex then playfully "knights" Bedders.
The wicked sorceress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) awakens underground and sends her Mortes Milles demons after Excalibur. The next day, a teenager appears from inside Stonehenge and presents himself at Alex's school as a new student. The boy reveals himself to Alex as the wizard Merlin, capable of aging backward, but will occasionally shift into his elder Arthurian form. Alex plans to return the sword, wanting nothing to do with ancient myths. That night, Merlin saves Alex from a demon and explains that he has four days to destroy Morgana, or she will enslave all of England.
The Mortes Milles only appear at night and can only be seen by Alex and those he has knighted, but an upcoming total solar eclipse will enable her to emerge fully into the world. Alex realizes that these events parallel an inscribed storybook his estranged father once gave him. Alex concludes he descends from Arthur through his father and later recruits and knights Lance and Kaye, who fight beside Alex and Bedders, defeating three demons. Alex declares them a new Round Table. Merlin soon tasks Alex to find the entrance of Morgana's Underworld prison.


Who plays who in the The Kid Who Would Be King movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Kid Who Would Be King" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Louis Ashbourne Serkis  as Alex
Tom Taylor  as Lance
Rebecca Ferguson  as Morgana
Patrick Stewart  as Adult Merlin
Dean Chaumoo  as Bedders
Rhianna Dorris  as Kaye
Angus Imrie  as Young Merlin
Denise Gough  as Mary
Genevieve O'Reilly  as Sophie
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett  as Mr. Kepler
Noma Dumezweni  as Mrs. Lee
Mark Bonnar  as Mr. Jeffreys
Louis Martin  as Off Licence Employee
Joey Ansah  as Policeman
Adam Leese  as Policeman
Alexandra Roach  as Miss Foster
Nick Mohammed  as Mr. Hyde
Myra McFadyen  as Punto Patty
Adam Buxton  as Stonehenge Tour Guide
Claudie Blakley  as Riding Instructor

Release date

When is The Kid Who Would Be King movie release date?

"The Kid Who Would Be King" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2019 (United States), on February 14, 2019, on February 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on April 18, 2019 (Germany) distributing by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., HBO Family and HBO Max.


What are The Kid Who Would Be King filming details?

The duration of the film is 120 minutes. With a budget of $59 million, the film grossed over $32.1 million.

"The Kid Who Would Be King" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on 25 September 2017 in London, and ended in March 2018.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Kid Who Would Be King movie?

"The Kid Who Would Be King" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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