The Kid Who Would Be King

From Dungeons and Dragons to Game of Thrones, the path to worlds of magic and swordplay is often rooted in experiences shared as children. Some stories take inspiration from timeless tales told through the ages, and this January a new generation will experience a fresh take on one such tale. The legend of the mythical Sword in the Stone is reborn in The Kid Who Would Be King. Check out the epic new trailer below, along with a fresh batch of newly released character posters.

From writer/director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, Marvel’s Ant-Man) comes the story of Alex (Ashbourne Serkis), a kid who thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).

See The Kid Who Would Be King in theaters on January 25, 2019 from Fox Family Entertainment.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.