First Look: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Trailer Starring Rowan Atkinson

Universal Pictures just released the first official trailer for the comedy film, Johnny English Strikes Back. The two minute trailer declares the world’s greatest spy is back as Rowan Atkinson reprises his role as the bumbling spy who somehow manages to solve cases. In the first trailer, Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny English fires a missile at French cyclists, has trouble figuring out how VR works, and fails a sneak attack due to his magnetic boots.

Universal Pictures had set an October 2018 release, however the trailer doesn’t confirm a targeted theatrical release date. The first Johnny English film was released on July 18, 2003. Johnny English Reborn followed on October 21, 2011. According to Box Office Mojo, Johnny English grossed $160 million worldwide. Johnny English Reborn also rang up $160 million worldwide during its theatrical run.

Johnny English Strikes Again was directed by David Kerr from a script by William Davies. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Chris Clark served as producers on the comedy sequel.

In addition to Rowan Atkinson, the cast includes Ben Miller (I Want My Wife Back), Olga Kurylenko (The Death of Stalin), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), and Jake Lacy (I’m Dying Up Here).

The Plot: Johnny English Strikes Again is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

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Rowan Atkinson returns as Johnny English in ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ (Photo by Giles Keyte / Focus Features)