King Arthur: Legend of the Sword may not be getting quite the same level of attention as some of the other May releases that are set to kick off the summer blockbuster season, like Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but it may well be the surprise hit of this spring. A Guy Ritchie re-telling of the Legend of King Arthur, the film stars Charlie Hunnam as the rough and ready Arthur who pulls a sword from a stone. Previous trailers showcase an interesting balance between Ritchie's signature street-level grittiness and a fantasy epic style.
With just over a month to go until the film hits theaters, marketing is in full swing, and fans can expect to see some more trailers, posters and promo images appearing over the next several weeks. This week alone, Warner Brothers has released two new images, a banner, and a minute long promo for the flick.
The promo, an extended TV spot for the movie titled "Great Rulers," runs a minute long and combines footage that we have already seen with some new scenes. The two promo images (shared by Comic Book Movie) show Hunnam with his sword, along with the movie's tagline: "From Nothing Comes A King." The banner features Hunnam with his sword over his shoulder on one side, and Jude Law as King Vortigern with his crown on the other. They face off with the castle in the background.
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The extended TV spot is the most interesting of these new releases, showing extended versions of some of the scenes that have already been seen, including Hunnam's head on the block, his discovery of the sword, and his conversation with the King. The most exciting new scene, however, is a shot of Hunnam swinging his sword and revealing the power within, as his eyes and sword hilt flash silver, and his swing knocks an entire group of knights off a bridge (and takes some of the bridge itself with them).
It's no secret that King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is going to include several big fantasy and magic elements, and previous videos have shown huge monsters as well as magic figures. This is a great look at the power of the sword itself, though, and goes a long way to show how Hunnam's Arthur and his small band of reprobates is going to be able to battle Vortigern and his vast army. Both promo and banner emphasize the core conflict between these two kings, as well, and now it looks like there is going to be a lot of magic at the center of that final throwdown. We'll be interested to see what else WB has in store for us with this very risky fantasy epic.
Source: Comic Book Movie
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) release date: May 12, 2017