And we think Warner Bros. has it tough getting fans excited for Justice League? No, the real difficulty is going to be Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which feels like an outsider among blockbuster franchises for the studio. The story of Camelot has been done to death, but Ritchie believes he's found a way to make his version fresh, and that's by turning Charlie Hunnam's King Arthur into a bad boy. He told EW recently...
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland. The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”
As a devoted fan of heels everywhere I tend to agree, but that doesn't mean dirtying up Arthur Pendragon is the way to go. That said, Hunnam is pretty good at playing characters with a bit of an edge to him. And clearly he agrees, adding “He’s a bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. There’s definitely a harder edge than people would imagine.”
The first trailer has dropped at Comic-Con naturally, and it features the quick-cutting style we've come to associate with Ritchie's work. Think the way he was able to turn Sherlock Holmes into a fast-paced action flick and that's what he appears to be doing with Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable.
Also starring Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Jude Law, Aidan Gillen, Annabelle Wallis, and David Beckham (!!!), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens March 24th 2017.