Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law Make Some Faces in Photos From Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’
Hey, remember Guy Ritchie’s new King Arthur movie? You know, the one that was delayed a few times before finally moving to 2017? Just in case you forgot (which is fair), we have some new photos from the upcoming film, and it looks like the release date isn’t the only thing that’s changed, as Ritchie’s project is now titled King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
As we’ve seen previously (in photos that first debuted in 2015!), Hunnam is playing a scrappier, more rugged version of the classic medieval hero in Legend of the Sword, which Warner Bros. hopes — surprise! — will launch a new franchise. That may explain the release delay; rumor has it Ritchie did more than a couple rounds of reshoots, which isn’t too surprising if WB is hanging a bunch of franchise hopes on this thing.
The photos also offer our first look at Law as the film’s villain, Vortigern (that name!), who basically looks like the male version of Charlize Theron’s Ravenna in The Huntsman movies. We can only hope his performance is just as bonkers as that one.
Legend of the Sword follows Arthur on a quest to avenge the murder of his father, King Uther Pendragon (THAT name!), played by Eric Bana. Uther (I’m really trying here) was murdered by his brother Vortigern, a nefarious type who wields evil magic powers. The king’s death sends Arthur on a personal journey to confront Vortigern (I can’t do this) and begin assembling the knights who will sit at his legendary roundtable.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters on March 24, 2017.