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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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In theaters January 25.

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.


Joe Cornish


Joe Cornish
226 ( 59)
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 9 October 2018
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Ferguson ... Morgana
Tom Taylor ... Lance
Patrick Stewart ... Merlin
Rhianna Dorris Rhianna Dorris ... Kaye
Dean Chaumoo Dean Chaumoo ... Bedders
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Alex
Denise Gough ... Mother
Angus Imrie ... Young Merlin
Skye Sammarchi Skye Sammarchi ... Student Fighter
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Mr. Kepler
Connor Wolf Connor Wolf ... Student Fighter
Amir Wilson ... Boy
Jag Patel ... Office Worker Passerby
Nick Mohammed ... Mr. Boyle
Louis Martin ... Off-licence Employee


Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, 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). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written by

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An army to fight. A demon to slay. A world to save. No pressure. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kid Who Would Be King See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While being interviewed for the release of The Snowman (2017) in October 2017, Rebecca Ferguson spoke about her role in this movie, saying that she will literally be turning into a dragon. See more »


Alex: [examining Excalibur] There's something written on the guard. Put it into Google Translate.
Bedders: It means "Sword of Arthur". What if it's the Sword in the Stone?
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Bambi Time in Jail (2018) See more »

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16 January 2019 | by veggiedudeSee all my reviews

I am bewildered at how amazing this movie is. It perfectly captures the fantasy genre in a way I find to be better than fantasy giants such as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or the Chronicles of Narnia. It captures the whimsy of the story of King Arthur perfectly, and is movie of the year if not movie of the decade. 100/100

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