Charlie Hunnam may have dropped out of the lead role in Fifty Shades Of Grey, but that wasn’t the only major movie he’s been up for, as next year he’ll be taking the title role in Guy Ritchie’s, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, which is the first part of a planned major franchise.
Now our first look at him in character has arrived thanks to a photoshoot for EW, where he gets out his sword and is looking very good indeed.
Of his character, Hunnam says, “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.”
In the past thought Arthurian legends on screen have had a bit of a checkered history. Ritchie is hoping to change this, saying, “I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland. 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.”
Take a look at the great pics of Charlie below, and you’ll be able to see the film on July 22nd, 2016.