First look at Taron Egerton in that new, gritty Robin Hood flick

So, even though no one asked for one, we're getting a gritty ROBIN HOOD movie anyway. And as filming has already commenced, we now get our first look at the titular hero (here played by KINGSMAN's Taron Egerton) via some set pics:

Seems to be from when he returns home from the Crusades at the beginning of the film, and not the iconic tights he usually wears. We'll have to wait for that, I suppose. Bummer.

In related news, since the film has been shooting in Dubrovnik, Croatia, director Otto Bathurst gave a press conference there, and this is what he had to say about the film:

To be honest, when this film was first offered to me, I turn it down immediately...The world doesn’t need another Robin Hood film, we had enough. But when I started to look into it and investigate this man and legend, the story seemed more relevant today than it has ever been. For me, making a film is about reflecting what’s going on at the moment, to bring back something to humanity, to society. So there is a purpose to the film rather than being pure entertainment. We want to be entertained as well. Every day the film seems to be more and more important. This will be a great peace of entertainment, but there is also a real subtext to the movie about government, corruption and the power of individual to bring change to society. It’s about 99% being ruled by 1% and if any of us, any normal man has the strength and the courage to stand up and fight for the truth, then the real change can happen. That is the strong message of Robin Hood and it’s going to be an even stronger message of my Robin Hood.

Honestly, with the way things are now for a lot of people? Maybe Robin Hood is the hero we need. If so, let's hope the film measures up.

Either way, ROBIN HOOD, also starring Jamie Foxx as Little John, will steal from the rich and give to the poor March 23, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: This will be the millionth Robin Hood adaptation.



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