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Guy Ritchie shares the first photo from the Knights of the Round Table set

03.10.2015

This project has been hanging around for a while but at long last Guy Ritchie’s KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE has begun production. To commemorate the occasion Guy Ritchie shared this photo from the first day on set. Appearing alongside him is Charlie Hunnam who will be playing the lead role of Arthur Pendragon, future king of Camelot.

Jude Law has landed the role of the villain, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Eric Bana, and Djimon Hounsou also set to appear in the film. KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE is supposed to be the first of a planned six-film franchise; whether it will be successful enough to make it that far will demend largly on the success of this first film. Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES franchise has been very popular so I guess Warner Bros. are hoping he'll be able to capture that same magic here.

We've seen many films tackle the legend of King Arthur before but Ritchie's take looks to be the most ambitious yet; assuming he can pull it off. Charlie Hunnam is the only stumbling block for me as I've yet to have been really blown away by his performances (I've never seen Sons of Anarchy), so I'm having difficulty buying him as the lead of a potentially gigantic new franchise.

KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016.

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5:26PM on 03/12/2015
Also, the only part of him being King Arthur I can see is his girl cheating on him and wanting to be with someone else.
Also, the only part of him being King Arthur I can see is his girl cheating on him and wanting to be with someone else.
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5:20PM on 03/12/2015
I've said this before (and have been chastised for it), I'll say it again, this kid is not a movie star. He's great in Sons, owns that role, but that's all he's good at. I love Guy Ritchie, great director, Rock'N'Rolla is a HIGHLY underrated film, the guy is good at what he does. I just wish they cast someone different for the lead here, this kid is NOT King Arthur, not by any stretch of the imagination. The only reason they cast him imo is the script calls for a young Arthur who sorta started
I've said this before (and have been chastised for it), I'll say it again, this kid is not a movie star. He's great in Sons, owns that role, but that's all he's good at. I love Guy Ritchie, great director, Rock'N'Rolla is a HIGHLY underrated film, the guy is good at what he does. I just wish they cast someone different for the lead here, this kid is NOT King Arthur, not by any stretch of the imagination. The only reason they cast him imo is the script calls for a young Arthur who sorta started a street gang. Which I don't agree with, but I will give it an honest shot. I don't see this kid playing any different than he did in Sons, or Pacific Rim. He's a one trick pony, and it's a little scary thinking his is the attitude you want for this role. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am, hopefully they pull this off. Arthur is one of my favorite literary characters!
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4:46PM on 03/12/2015
There are three Charlie Hunnam roles I'd point to as evidence of his acting: Green Street Hooligans, Cold Mountain, and Children of Men (those last two are essentially the same character, but I still didn't recognize him in COM). I think his biggest issue with SOA is the accent. Fortunately Arthur Pendragon didn't live in California.
There are three Charlie Hunnam roles I'd point to as evidence of his acting: Green Street Hooligans, Cold Mountain, and Children of Men (those last two are essentially the same character, but I still didn't recognize him in COM). I think his biggest issue with SOA is the accent. Fortunately Arthur Pendragon didn't live in California.
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9:49AM on 03/12/2015
Agree with Phatmaster. Not sure how you can give an opinion when not actually viewing why he has become established. I love the casting of Hunnam, I think he's going to own this role.
Agree with Phatmaster. Not sure how you can give an opinion when not actually viewing why he has become established. I love the casting of Hunnam, I think he's going to own this role.
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9:15AM on 03/11/2015
I don't see how one can state they can't see Charlie Hunnam as a lead, but never seen a show where he generally owned *as* the lead for 7 seasons.

All in all, the cast sounds pretty fucking awesome to me. Looking forward to this.
I don't see how one can state they can't see Charlie Hunnam as a lead, but never seen a show where he generally owned *as* the lead for 7 seasons.

All in all, the cast sounds pretty fucking awesome to me. Looking forward to this.
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12:01PM on 03/11/2015
That's a good point. But based on SoA, I wouldn't say Hunnam is the greatest actor. I found his acting to be the weakest part of the show. Everything else about it was great though.
That's a good point. But based on SoA, I wouldn't say Hunnam is the greatest actor. I found his acting to be the weakest part of the show. Everything else about it was great though.
9:15AM on 03/11/2015

Ritchie and Vaughn

So Matthew Vaughn, who produced many of Guy Ritchie's early films before beginning his career as a director, makes Kingsman, a spy film about a British undercover agency that serves as the new Knights of the Round Table and use code names taken from these legendary figures. What does Guy Ritchie then do? Make his own spy film (The Man From U.N.C.L.E) before following it with a movie about the Knights of the Round Table. They may not make movies together anymore, but Ritchie somehow managed
So Matthew Vaughn, who produced many of Guy Ritchie's early films before beginning his career as a director, makes Kingsman, a spy film about a British undercover agency that serves as the new Knights of the Round Table and use code names taken from these legendary figures. What does Guy Ritchie then do? Make his own spy film (The Man From U.N.C.L.E) before following it with a movie about the Knights of the Round Table. They may not make movies together anymore, but Ritchie somehow managed to take a path in his career that coincidentally connects with Vaughn's latest film.

Also, Vaughn grew up believing his dad was the actor Robert Vaughn, who starred in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. series.

It means nothing. I just thought it was a tidbit worth noting.
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8:43AM on 03/11/2015

Wait, what?

Never seen SOA? And you write for this site? Based specifically off his performances on SOA he will CRUSH this with ease. I'm excited to see him expand his acting abilities and think he will do great. (Has to be better than Clive Owens take) looking forward to seeing this.
Never seen SOA? And you write for this site? Based specifically off his performances on SOA he will CRUSH this with ease. I'm excited to see him expand his acting abilities and think he will do great. (Has to be better than Clive Owens take) looking forward to seeing this.
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12:05PM on 03/11/2015
Why does everyone think Charlie Hunnam is great from SoA. His acting was easily the weakest part of the whole show - not his character, just his acting.

What makes him great? How his accent changed with literally every piece of dialogue? How about his only effective emotion was silent and brooding? His "angry" emotions come off stiff and laughable. He just wasn't as imposing or dangerous as the part called for.

Not saying he was horrible to watch, but based solely off his performance
Why does everyone think Charlie Hunnam is great from SoA. His acting was easily the weakest part of the whole show - not his character, just his acting.

What makes him great? How his accent changed with literally every piece of dialogue? How about his only effective emotion was silent and brooding? His "angry" emotions come off stiff and laughable. He just wasn't as imposing or dangerous as the part called for.

Not saying he was horrible to watch, but based solely off his performance over 7 seasons I wouldn't say he's a lock for a great leading performance.
5:25PM on 03/12/2015
Mickloud, he sold himself as a punk biker, not calling him some genius lol, but he did good for Sons. Imo that's all he's good for, horribly miscast here.
Mickloud, he sold himself as a punk biker, not calling him some genius lol, but he did good for Sons. Imo that's all he's good for, horribly miscast here.
10:26PM on 03/10/2015
Why the heck did they cut his hair and beard? He looks like that awful crewcut Robin Hood of Russel Crowe. Love the misty forest though.
Why the heck did they cut his hair and beard? He looks like that awful crewcut Robin Hood of Russel Crowe. Love the misty forest though.
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10:09PM on 03/10/2015
When did Guy Ritchie start looking like Ed Burns lol
But yeah, Ritchie is a major influence in media. Look at how Sherlock influenced so many shows into that style.
When did Guy Ritchie start looking like Ed Burns lol
But yeah, Ritchie is a major influence in media. Look at how Sherlock influenced so many shows into that style.
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10:39PM on 03/10/2015
Ummmmm....wrong Sherlock bro
Ummmmm....wrong Sherlock bro
8:46PM on 03/10/2015
Excited for this, but I do wish we were getting a Sherlock Holmes 3 before this film. It's not like Downey Jr. and Law are getting any younger.

And Hunnam will be fine as the lead. He's more then capable based off of the seven season of Sons of Anarchy and most recently in Pacific Rim.
Excited for this, but I do wish we were getting a Sherlock Holmes 3 before this film. It's not like Downey Jr. and Law are getting any younger.

And Hunnam will be fine as the lead. He's more then capable based off of the seven season of Sons of Anarchy and most recently in Pacific Rim.
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