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Charlie Hunnam is as Confused as the Rest of Us Regarding His Casting as 'King Arthur'

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For the record, I like Charlie Hunnam, I just don't understand why directors continue to cast him in period pieces. He's a hunk, but don't ask me to buy him as a learned doctor in Crimson Peak, Guillermo Del Toro! Since Tom Hardy can't be in every movie, however, those roles that are tailor made for him have to go to someone, like King Arthur, who's being brought to life on the big screen by Hunnam in next year's stupidly titled Guy Ritchie joint King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Entertainment Weekly brings us these first two photos from the film, showing Hunnam and his arch-rival Jude Law in costume. Law has worked with Guy Ritchie before, so he knows all the terminology going in, but this is Hunnam's first go-around with the director of Swept Away. He makes an impassioned defense of the director while wearing a nice puffy doublet in the below video...

 

As for the film itself, the details are still scant, though EW did shed some light on Hunnam's King Arthurt and how he interacts with Law's character...

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“(Arthur)’s a bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor,” Hunnam says. “There’s definitely a harder edge than people would imagine.”

That edge serves him well when dealing with his tyrannical uncle, Jude Law’s Vortigern, who’s got more than a bad boy appeal to defend himself.

As the murderer of his brother and Arthur’s dad Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) and the usurper of the throne, Vortigern has done more than enough to earn his nephew’s wrath, but backing him is a set of deadly magical powers that give him the upper hand.

I think I speak for all of us when I say...

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is due in theaters on March 24, 2017


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