Everyone's favorite Son of Anarchy will be coming back to life, or perhaps this will just be a vision of one of his past incarnations? Charlie Hunnam stars in Guy Ritchie's upcoming action-filled epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and the first trailer is giving us lots to look forward to.
Quick banter has become a familiar feature of Ritchie's films (think Sherlock Holmes), and it certainly doesn't appear to go missing from his latest masterpiece. This immediately makes the setting feel more modern — the language is contemporary, witty, anything but the stuffy formal Old-English one might expect of a story supposedly set around 500 AD. Hunnam's slicked-back business-on-the-sides-pleasure-on-top hipster haircut doesn't do much to set the historical mood either, but we love it all the same.
I think most of us will have heard about the legend of King Arthur; whoever has not watched Disney's 1963 classic The Sword in the Stone should stop reading this article right now and get on with it (make sure to pay extra attention during the squirrel scene).
Though the trailer sadly does not hint at it (for now), personally I still have high hopes that Hunnam might turn into a squirrel at some point during the film. After all, he sort of looks like an adult version his character's Disney equivalent, so why not make it a live-action sequel? (See how I successfully resisted the awful decision to say Squeakquel.)
Anyhow, I digress. Lord Bolton (Michael McElhatton, not dog-lover Iwan Rheon) will be making an appearance as Jack's Eye, whoever that may be. In fact, the film looks like a veritable little Game of Thrones reunion, with Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) appearing as Goosefat Bill Wilson. Jude Law, ever the conniving public schoolboy villain, will assume the role of warlord Vortigern.
So, just as a little reminder; what is the premise of the story?
Arthur pulls a sword out of a solid stone, making him the rightful king. Lots of people are not too pleased about this.
The film will not hit the theaters till March 2017, but more promotional material will no doubt be released on the inters of net soon. Until then, may I suggest you play the trailer on loop. It really gets better every single time.