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Rogue One's Ben Mendelsohn to be Robin Hood: Origins' Sheriff of Nottingham

12.13.2016

I try to stay positive when it comes to remakes and reboots. I feel like, if you have a unique take on a story, go for it. Why not? Hell, even if the impetus for the studio is to churn out something recognizable for profit, it doesn't mean a filmmaker can't also coincidentally be passionate about revitalizing an IP (which, if you think about it, is probably why they're hired in the first place).

This is all to say that I know I've been hard on ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS before (though God, even writing out "ORIGINS" gives me unwanted mouthless Deadpool flashbacks), I'm still willing to give the film a fair shake. The fact that they recently just cast ROGUE ONE's Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham doesn't hurt either. And while I haven't seen ROGUE ONE yet (though Mendelsohn seems to be killing it in the trailers), I still remember him as Bruce Wayne's sniveling corporate rival in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, which could be a fun take.

Now this reboot, beyond being an origin story, will be about Robin Hood as "a war-hardened crusader who joins a Moorish commander in an audacious revolt against the corrupt English monarchy." Okay.

So what do you guys feel about this remake? And does Mendelsohn's casting make you gain or lose excitement?

ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS, starring Taron Egerton as the eponymous Hood and Jamie Foxx as Little John, will steal from you sometime in 2017 (though no firm release date has been set).

Extra Tidbit: The Disney ROBIN HOOD cartoon is considered to be the beginning of the modern "furry" subculture.
Source: Variety

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12:23PM on 12/14/2016
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8:19AM on 12/14/2016
Well this is an amazing signing, one of the best working right now.
Well this is an amazing signing, one of the best working right now.
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12:45AM on 12/14/2016
One of the best villainous actors we have working today.
One of the best villainous actors we have working today.
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8:31PM on 12/13/2016
This man is fucking amazing. Please watch Bloodline on Netflix, as I think it might be his best work.
This man is fucking amazing. Please watch Bloodline on Netflix, as I think it might be his best work.
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6:23PM on 12/13/2016
Great actor and have been a fan since The Place Beyond the Pines.
Great actor and have been a fan since The Place Beyond the Pines.
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5:35PM on 12/13/2016

Green for Ben Mendelsohn

but, as they say in STAR WARS, "I have a bad feeling about this."

I like Taron Egerton but he's too fresh-faced to play "a war-hardened crusader." Jamie Foxx would make a good Moorish commander, but making him Little John? No. Just no.
but, as they say in STAR WARS, "I have a bad feeling about this."

I like Taron Egerton but he's too fresh-faced to play "a war-hardened crusader." Jamie Foxx would make a good Moorish commander, but making him Little John? No. Just no.
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3:58PM on 12/13/2016

I like this guy

He's going to be great in Rogue One, I just know it. It's a shame he doesn't murder Felicity Jone's character though. That alone would make that movie a 10.
He's going to be great in Rogue One, I just know it. It's a shame he doesn't murder Felicity Jone's character though. That alone would make that movie a 10.
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5:25PM on 12/13/2016
Jones not Jone's. You've let autocorrect best you twice now.

And what is your problem with a female lead in a sci-fi? Did Sigourney Weaver or Linda Hamilton abuse you as a child or something?
Jones not Jone's. You've let autocorrect best you twice now.

And what is your problem with a female lead in a sci-fi? Did Sigourney Weaver or Linda Hamilton abuse you as a child or something?
6:04PM on 12/13/2016
Sssh, Felicity Jones beat Herelam in an arm wrestling match in high school and he's never forgotten.
Sssh, Felicity Jones beat Herelam in an arm wrestling match in high school and he's never forgotten.
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