Over this past football playoff weekend, Warner Bros. heavily focused on marketing Guy Ritchie’s upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. A 45+ second trailer was released which stars Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in the title role, in a modern day take of the classic story. The action adventure tells the story of where the character came from and how he became to be a legendary King, just in a very Guy Ritchie style.
While many were turned off by the idea of this movie from its debut trailer last year at Comic Con, with the magic and very aggressive camera angles and so on. But quite frankly, many of that bad taste might be washed away after this new trailer. It’s short, yes, and show just a few bits of new footage, but it’s cut in a way that will actually get you excited. Charlie Hunnam looks great in role and exactly like what Arthur would look like, and the action looks awesome. Ritchie has always had a very specific style, and if you’ve seen any of his movie you know what I’m talking about, but from the look of the footage, it looks to work very well with the kind of movie he’s cooked up.
I would say I was just excited for this movie, but after this new trailer, I’m pretty damn excited for it to come out. With all the huge blockbusters and comic book movies and so on coming out this year, having a Guy Ritchie movie that’s all about the rise of King Arthur is the kind of change of pace we need. Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters March 24th, 2017 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimoun Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, Aiden Gillen, and Eric Bana.
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.