Comic-Con: First King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword trailer

Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

by James White |
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In amongst the superheroes, giant beasts and wizards, there was a legend. Specifically, King Arthur.Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, which put out a poster yesterday, brought a trailer to the San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out below.

Charlie Hunnam stars as the title character, in the time before he got the "king" part. Raised on the streets after his royal family was essentially slaughtered by his evil uncle (Jude Law), Arthur appears at first to have no particular yen for a heroic destiny. But then comes the bit with the sword and the stone and... Well, we'll see.

Ritchie's style is more evident here – unreliable narrators, streetwise heroes and plenty of fighting – which seems of a piece with his Sherlock Holmes films. Of course, the setting also offers the chance to have some magic and fantasy added in.

We'll see whether the combo works when the film finally arrives next March.

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