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Guy Ritchie's King Arthur set to hit theaters Summer 2016

Apr. 11, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

In January we learned Guy Ritchie might direct a KING ARTHUR flick for Warner Bros., and it was rumored the movie would be the start of a new franchise for the studio with at least six films. Variety has learned when we'll be able to see KING ARTHUR: the movie will be in theaters on July 22nd, 2016. There aren't any other movies currently scheduled to be release on that date, but ICE AGE 5 will open the weekend before, and the third PLANET OF THE APES film from director Matt Reeves will hit theaters the weekend after.

What's interesting though is there's no mention in Variety's report on there being any plans for more than one KING ARTHUR movie at this time. Maybe Warner Bros. thinks six movies is too many, or perhaps the studio wants to wait and see how well the first one does at the box office.

There still aren't any details on KING ARTHUR. No one has been cast yet, and all we know about the film is there may be more fantasy elements in Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR than previous movies featuring the legendary king. Who do you think should play King Arthur?

Source: Variety

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6:30PM on 04/11/2014
Why so serious guys? You thought Snatch and Lock Stock & were bad or what? Even his Holmes were pretty good for popcorn films. The time period was excellently handled. I hope he takes a rougher approach and a not so Robert Clowney one, but I'm really looking forward to see what he does with horses and swords and with magic.
Why so serious guys? You thought Snatch and Lock Stock & were bad or what? Even his Holmes were pretty good for popcorn films. The time period was excellently handled. I hope he takes a rougher approach and a not so Robert Clowney one, but I'm really looking forward to see what he does with horses and swords and with magic.
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4:32PM on 04/11/2014
Guy Ritchie's King Arthur sounds about as good as Baz Luhrman's Kung Fu.
Guy Ritchie's King Arthur sounds about as good as Baz Luhrman's Kung Fu.
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4:09PM on 04/11/2014
I am qualmish about this news. On one hand, Guy Ritchie can jazz-up well certain material for popular tastes. Look at his appealing and accessible early work such as Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He can be kind of a British Quentin Tarantino. On the other hand, he can make his adaptations so goddam tacky. Look at the two Sherlock Holmes films and his Swept Away remake. Better yet, don't look at those films. Ritchie can really pander and dumb-down material. Arthurian legends do
I am qualmish about this news. On one hand, Guy Ritchie can jazz-up well certain material for popular tastes. Look at his appealing and accessible early work such as Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He can be kind of a British Quentin Tarantino. On the other hand, he can make his adaptations so goddam tacky. Look at the two Sherlock Holmes films and his Swept Away remake. Better yet, don't look at those films. Ritchie can really pander and dumb-down material. Arthurian legends do not need that treatment. Ritchie does not need to sell-out and make another American-style movie series with classic English material. Ritchie can be a kind of a British Michael Bay. Perhaps, Guy Ritchie should prioritize his planned Cannonball Run remake. That property seems more his speed.
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1:03PM on 04/11/2014

Merlyn

Its a good time to be a fantasy fan. Hope they get Merlyn Ambrosius right this time. There is a lot of legend to mine here, a whole series of films could be justified.
Its a good time to be a fantasy fan. Hope they get Merlyn Ambrosius right this time. There is a lot of legend to mine here, a whole series of films could be justified.
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12:47PM on 04/11/2014

Who should play King Arthur?

Well, it depends how old they want the character to be. Do they want a young dreamy 'tween heart-throb or an older grizzled steely-eyed badass?
Well, it depends how old they want the character to be. Do they want a young dreamy 'tween heart-throb or an older grizzled steely-eyed badass?
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10:22AM on 04/11/2014
Where da third Sherlock is?
Where da third Sherlock is?
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10:10AM on 04/11/2014
I think Guy Ritchie could do a great job with a film and material like this. As for who could play King Arthur, I have no idea. Maybe we should have a 'Cast This' for this film.

It would be cool to see Ritchie cast actors from his previous helmed films for the supporting characters like Jude Law, Downey Jr, Statham, Hardy, Butler, Strong, Elba, etc.
I think Guy Ritchie could do a great job with a film and material like this. As for who could play King Arthur, I have no idea. Maybe we should have a 'Cast This' for this film.

It would be cool to see Ritchie cast actors from his previous helmed films for the supporting characters like Jude Law, Downey Jr, Statham, Hardy, Butler, Strong, Elba, etc.
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