It’s hard to say, but these strange promotional images are similar to the ones EW did for Terminator Genisys, and we all know how that turned out. As bizarre as these are though, the movie itself sounds pretty good.
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” Guy Ritchie says of how this version of King Arthur will differ to previous versions. “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.”
The movie is apparently going to feature everything from giant snakes to massive war elephants, and a monstrous creature known as The Nemesis, so it won’t shy away from the fantasy elements of Arthur’s story. Speaking of which, he’ll now be an orphan raised by three prostitutes in the 5th century version of London.
He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s a survivor. He’s a hustler,” Hunnam says. “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.”