King Arthur made his debut at Comic-Con on Saturday.
The forthcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword film from director Guy Ritchie stars Charlie Hunnam as the famed knight, but don’t expect a typical portrayal of King Arthur.
Speaking to EW before the Warner Bros. panel, Hunnam said the film focused on “the reality of who this dude is.” He added, “He’s a guy who’s growing up in abject poverty, but he’s a survivor. So, we created this sort of street version of him where he’s like a bit of a rude boy.”
According to Hunnam, the film shares some DNA with Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and a blockbuster fantasy epic. “I’ve always sort of pitched this, but I’m not sure if anyone at the studio will like this, but when my friends have asked me about this film, I’ve said it’s Lord of the Rings meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. As unlikely as the two films collide and seem, that seems to be what we’ve created here.”
Watch the King Arthur trailer below, and check out Hunnam talking about the film above.