A new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword was released earlier this week. We’ll get back to that in a minute. To start building anticipation for the movie, which has been delayed several times, Charlie Hunnam joined Entertainment Weekly on Facebook Live to talk about the role and Guy Ritchie’s vision. Basically, since King Arthur has been done so many times before, what makes this one different? Charlie says right off the top, his King Arthur is a “motherf-cker”.
It’s a half hour interview and I haven’t yet had a chance to go through all of it, but he also confirms that he will not be in the Sons Of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC, that Kurt Sutter is working on although, obviously, they have his full support. Charlie is also working on developing a film in which he would play his own father which, perhaps, is his way of NOT playing John Teller.
But first, King Arthur. These are all of Guy Ritchie’s tricks. The quick motion close-ups, the colour palette, the worship of the man. The manliness. Long live the manliness. The way he shoots Charlie reminds of the way Rupert Sanders shot Kristen Stewart as Snow White – through the lens of a crush, bathed in the most beautiful light. Am I the only one who’s projecting here that Guy Ritchie, in another life, sees himself as Charlie Hunnam?
Look, I’m not complaining. I’d go see this movie alone if I wasn’t worried about getting arrested for indecent behaviour. That scene towards the end of Charlie on the horse, ambling forward slowly, his arms outstretched, palms facing skyward, as if to say, “What more do you need?”