New ‘King Arthur’ Images Showcase Jude Law’s Villain, Charlie Hunnam’s Hero

By July 14, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures is gearing up for their biggest Comic-Con presentation ever, bringing a huge selection of upcoming films and their corresponding stars to the Hall H stage. While fans are sure to be excited about offerings like Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of the biggest question marks is hanging over director Guy Ritchie’s medieval epic, King Arther: Legend of the Sword.

This time around, Arthur will find himself at odds with his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law), who murdered his brother – and Arthur’s father – Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) to seize control of the throne. Oh, and he also wields a powerful and deadly magic, so that’s going to make things a bit more difficult for our young hero.

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Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is set to portray the titular monarch, who has been reimagined as an orphan, living on the streets and destined for greatness. He tells Entertainment Weekly:

“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler. He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. It’s sort of classic Guy Ritchie stuff.”

There have been countless iterations of the King Arthur legend, but Hunnam promises this version of the tale will offer a larger scope than we’ve seen in the past. He also praised his the ambition of his director:

“This has been, far and way, the best experience I’ve ever had making a film, and I attribute that wholeheartedly to Guy. It’s so wonderful to work with a filmmaker you trust completely. Guy has the most impeccable taste of anybody I’ve ever met, and it’s been a special and exciting experience working with him.”

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will open on March 24, 2017.

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Brent Hankins

Brent Hankins

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Brent Hankins is a member of the Phoenix Critics Circle and co-host of the Drinks and Discourse podcast. He's also the proud owner of an Italian Greyhound named Sullivan. He's adorable (the dog, not the author).