Check out Charlie Hunman and Jude Law as Arthur and Vortigern in Guy Ritchie’s telling of the medieval legend. Read more after the jump.
Warner Bros. Studios is having a solid run of “legends” at the moment. The Legend of Tarzan is outperforming many people’s expectations and taking home a tidy sum at the box office. So now of course all eyes are on the next legend in line, Guy Ritchie’s Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Surprised by the title? So were we. It turns out WB threw out the working title Knights of the Round Table for the blockbuster-friendly subtitle. Truth be told it’s a little timid, but then so was the “Game of Shadows” subtitle in Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel. Didn’t stop the movie being good – depending on who you ask, that is. We’re about to get a much better idea of how Arthur is going to perform thanks to the first official look at some shots from the medieval epic.
Entertainment Weekly got the scoop with some shots of Arthur. The photos include Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunman as Artie himself and Vortigern played by Jude Law. In case you don’t now the story, Arthur is the soon-to-be King and Vortigern is his evil, magic-wielding power-hungry uncle who’s unsurprisingly up to no good.
Check them out below:
Human’s portrayal is certainly a lot more rugged than other King Arthur’s we’ve seen on screen. Sorry Graham Chapman. But that’s what you’d expect from Ritchie’s take on the Legend. In the synopsis of Legend of the Sword, Arhur is described as “a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium [sic] with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future”. Hunman certainly looks like he fits the bill.
We were due to see Ritchie’s latest in theatres next week, but it was moved back to next Spring. Watch this space for all the latest Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie news.