Warner Bros. has officially released the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword poster. The upcoming film will be a unique spin on classic Arthurian lore, and is under the direction of Guy Ritchie.
The new poster features Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam, who will be portraying the title hero, along with his trusty sword Excalibur. Warner Bros. UK tweeted the photo with the caption: "The man behind the myth. Charlie Hunnam stars in Guy Ritchie's #KingArthur: Legend of the Sword."
The man behind the myth. Charlie Hunnam stars in Guy Ritchie’s #KingArthur: Legend of the Sword. pic.twitter.com/JsHPdMjZPm— Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) July 22, 2016
Director Guy Ritchie previously stated to EW: "I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland." He continued saying, "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."
Ritchie and 36-year-old lead actor Charlie Hunnam seemed to be on the same page regarding the new vision for the character. Hunnam stated: "He'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."
The movie also stars Jude Law, Berges-Frisbey, Eric Bana, and Djimon Hounsou. The script was penned by Joby Harold, who will also be producing alongside Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, and Guy Ritchie, according to ComingSoon.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set for a February 17, 2017 release to theaters.
Are you looking forward to seeing Charlie Hunnam as the legendary King Arthur?