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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword brought a monarch to Vegas.
Charlie Hunnam stars in the stylized take on the legend from director by Guy Ritchie, and came out to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
He promised rather than an honorable man, to expect a portrayal that is “the exact opposite” of the Arthurian legend’s we’ve seen on screen before.
“He’s as far you can imagine from royalty,” he said.
The film also stars Jude Law as a wicked ruler Vortigern. David Beckham (who on Wednesday showed off a major scar he rocks in the film) and Djimon Hounsou are also in the cast.
Hunnam shared new footage, which shows Law’s King speaking to Arthur in a prison, asking him how life might have been different had he inherited his father’s kingdom rather than growing up in a brothel. What gave him such drive?
We also learn that Arthur’s father was murdered by Vortigern. That revelation (as well as the power of the sword Excalibur) set him on a path of revenge. Cue footage of lots of explosions, Game of Thrones-esque cityscapes, and even a giant war elephant.
Warner Bros’/Village Roadshow will release King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on May 12.
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