The divine right of kings returns this year with Guy Ritchie's absolutely insane looking King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Bringing with it Ritchie's trademark greyscale style with super slow-motion action scenes, the retelling of medieval English folklore brings with it more than dash of crazy, as it adds magic and massive elephants into the mix.
#KingArthur: Legend of the Sword is set for release this May, and stars Charlie Hunnam as the titular Arthur, Jude Law as the conniving warlord Vortigern, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere, and Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen as Bill Wilson. The final trailer has dropped this weekend, so check it out below!
There's a lot going on here, and it's setting King Arthur: Legend of the Sword up to be a must-see popcorn #action flick for the beginning of the summer — just leave your brain at home when you go to see it and you'll have a great time (probably, don't hold us to that).
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So, what were our favorite moments from the trailer? Well, we're glad you asked! Check them out below, and tell us yours in the comments below!
King Vs. King
Jude Law has an impressive back catalogue, and this isn't his first time working with Ritchie, the two have collaborated on perfume ads (yes, really) and on Ritchie's two Sherlock movies.
Law returns here as the tyrant Vortigern, an evil warlord who murdered Arthur's parents and took his rightful place as King. Charlie Hunnam is the young man who will realize his birthright when he pulls the legendary Excalibur from the stone, and shall rise to challenge Vortigern for his true place as King. Honestly though, with a name like Vortigern you know he must be evil.
Magical Forces At Play
Yes, that's Jude Law wielding a fire ball. We saw this in the previous trailer, but it's so fantastically, wonderfully silly that we have to revisit it. Forget everything you thought you knew about ye olde English folklore, here there be dragons (kinda).
Holy Sh*t, How Big Are Those Elephants?
It's like Dumbo on steroids meets the Incredible Hulk. If the Hulk were an elephant. (Yes, that was an Eric Bana reference, keep up). We don't to imagine the effort it must take to clean up after one of these.
Also, we're pretty sure that elephants, giant or not, didn't roam the backwaters of England in the 5th century, but who are we to argue with Ritchie and screenwriter Joby Harold? Fun fact: Harold is currently rewriting the DC Extended Universe's The Flash, so basically we can't wait to see Barry Allen attempt to outrun a super-speedy, giant, possibly magic elephant.
What was your favorite part from the new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer? Have your say in the comments below!