While being interviewed for the release of The Snowman in October 2017, Rebecca Ferguson spoke about her role in this film, saying that she will literally be turning into a dragon.
This will be Rebecca Ferguson's third collaboration with an X-Men actor, the first movie was The Snowman (2017) with Michael Fassbender and The Greatest Showman (2017) with Hugh Jackman.
Rebecca Ferguson said in an interview that she would film scenes for Mission Impossible Fallout during the week and film scenes for The Kid Who Would Be King during weekends.
Patrick Stewart played Leondegrance, the father of Guinevere, in 1981's Excalibur which was based on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur.
The school scenes were filmed at Elliott Secondary School in Putney London SW15.
This is Rebecca Ferguson's third collaboration with an X-Men actor, the first movie was The Snowman (2017) with Michael Fassbender, and then The Greatest Showman (2017) with Hugh Jackman.
The names of Alex's friends correspond with Knights of the Round Table: Lance is Sir Lancelot, Kaye is Sir Kay, and Bedders is Sir Bedivere.
Director Joe Cornish has said that the film's title is a playful reference to the title of The Man Who Would Be King (1975).
The school used in filming was also the secondary school that former James Bond Pierce Brosnan attended when he was a kid.
All of the characters speak with British accents. This may be an allusion to the fact that the film takes place in England.
This is Patrick Stewart's first Arthurian movie since playing Leondegrance, the father of Guinevere, in Excalibur (1981).
After a poor opening weekend taking in less than $8m, industry insiders were predicting that " The Kid Who Would be King " could lose up to $50m.
The flyer for the restaurant where Merlin asks Alex to meet him is on Boorman Road. John Boorman directed Excalibur.
The road Alex lives in is named after Sir Thomas Malory who was author of Morte de Arthur
The post office that young merlin walks into naked is in a village called Minions near Liskeard Cornwall
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