King Arthur: 3 things to know about the film with Charlie Hunnam
More than six days before the release in our rooms of King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur. So to wait, here is a list of three things you need to know about the movie!
Fans of epic action and myth, you’ll be served! Next Wednesday , King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur , directed by Guy Ritchie, comes out on our screens with, of course, his share of bloody battles and magic. What then to give a new version of the legend of the King of Britons, iconic figure if it is and even image of the noble and courageous sovereign. For if you’ve seen the last trailer of King Arthur , you’ve certainly found that Guy Ritchie adapted the Arthurian tale to his sauce ! This time, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) must stand against Vortigern (Jude Law), his evil uncle, who murdered his father Uther Pendragon in order to seize the throne. To do this, he will first have to tame his inheritance, Which of course takes the form of the famous sword in the rock, and agrees to lead a group of rebels fiercely opposed to Vortigern. So as to tell you that the battle is going to be tough, especially since the latter possesses some magical abilities that make him an opponent more than formidable. So to wait until next Wednesday, the editor of Melty makes you a small list of three things you need to know about King Arthur before going to see him at the movies.
It is a history of origins
You will understand , King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur tells the story of Arthur’s origins and his struggle to recover his legacy. Raised in a brothel of Londinium, the young man has forgotten where he comes from and has no idea of the role that is his. Finally, until he finds himself forced to try to snatch Excalibur from his rock … That does not mean that he will immediately accept his new identity! So do not expect to see the Knights of the Round Table in the film or to attend the famous Holy Grail quest. No, King Arthur tells the very first chapter of the story of the eponymous character, exploring his evolution, from a little street thug to worthy sovereign of England . All in a very fantasy genre that will please fans of the Lord of the Rings . Be careful, as Charlie Hunnam teased, this king Arthur is different from the one we know!
David Beckham makes a cameo
And yes, the football star takes his first steps on the big screen . Well, he makes only a small appearance, a small cameo in a scene of great significance since it is the one where Arthur snatches the sword from his rock. If you will recognize it easily, it is clear that David Beckham had to undergo a few hours of makeup before he could play his scene. It must be said that he interprets briefly a character not frankly sympathetic, with the accent to cut with a knife … and who obviously does not expect his day turns into a nightmare. Anyway, David Beckham , who is a close friend of Guy Ritchie, apparently enjoyed the exercise and his collaboration with the director and Charlie Hunnam seems to have gone quite well!
Other movies could follow
When one evokes the legend of king Arthur, one speaks of course of Excalibur and the test of the sword in the rock. But we also think of the Knights of the Round Table, Guinevere and the quest for the Holy Grail, the struggle against the Saxons and Merlin . So, inevitably, there is enough to do! If King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur meets the expected success, it will be expected that he will benefit from a sequel. Or two. In any case, Charlie Hunnam would have signed for several episodes, which could therefore tell the rest of the Arthurian legend. Because we must admit it, as much we adore Arthur, we would like to find such characters as Lancelot and Sir Gawain. It remains to be seen whether the results of the film at the box office will be good enough to allow other opus to see the light! Will you see the movie?