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Charlie Hunnam hits Entertainment Weekly's cover as King Arthur

07.23.2015

While we wait for Guy Ritchie's take on the spy genre with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., Entertainment Weekly had some details to share regarding the upcoming KING ARTHUR film starring Charlie Hunnam (PACIFIC RIM). As Hunnam puts it, "[Arthur'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.” If you think this will follow in the footsteps of his SHERLOCK HOLMES flicks, you can expect some of that mixed with some fantastical elements. EW states that the film will feature " giant snakes, massive war elephants, and a monstrous viking-like creature known as The Nemesis." Check out Hunnam as the titular Arthur on EW's cover!

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Guy Ritchie on his take for King Arthur:

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.

Alright Ritchie, you lost me at the "Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character." Whiny? Sure, I'll give ya that, but his arc from the first movie to JEDI always struck me as a great spin on the coming-of-age tale. Ya know, with the inclusion of space battles and lazer swords and whatnot. It's been some time since Ritchie has really impressed but to his credit, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. looks like a lot of fun. Let's see what he can do with this Arthur business.

A few more pictures of Charlie Hunnam sporting his sword:

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KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

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