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Charlie Hunnam Comes From Nothing in New KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Trailer and Poster

The legend of Camelot is getting a new take later this year, as Charlie Hunnam takes up Excalibur, the fabled sword of King Arthur, in director Guy Ritchie‘s latest film. But King Arthur: Legend of the Sword isn’t the usual high fantasy take on Arthurian lore. Instead, Ritchie appears to be making the famous tale into a revenge epic.

In the latest trailer, Arthur says “I am here now because of you. You created me. For that, I bless you.” It seems likely that Arthur is addressing his uncle, King Vortigern (Jude Law), the man who slew Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana), before seizing the kingdom for himself. As the video notes, Arthur was raised in poverty and came from nothing until he pulled the fabled sword from the stone. The trailer also shows off a taste of Arthur’s fury before sending him off to meet his destiny.

There’s a new poster too:

King Arthur One Sheet

Kamil Lemieszewski is reportedly playing Merlin, or at least a character similar to the iconic wizard. There are a few more familiar figures from Arthurian mythology that are also going to play key roles in Arthur’s rise to power, including Guinevere (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) and Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou). Other famous characters may appear in a possible sequel, if the film manages to spawn a new franchise. And it looks like there are monsters too.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will be released on Friday, May 12.

What did you think about the newest trailer for this film? Draw your swords and declare your opinions in the comment section below!

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

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