Real quick here guys…
First off, King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable are one of my top geek-outs. Not only do I love every second of Boorman’s “Excalibur”, but I’ve read Sir Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte’ De Arthur” numerous times.
I so want to see a big, bloody, magical interpretation of these beloved characters on the sliver screen.
I was thrilled when I read Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Rock’n Rolla) was spearheading this project. I am confident in his storytelling and visuals to do the tale of Arthur and Exclaibur justice. Oh, did I mention he wants to make this a 6 part series, with each part connected but highlighting a different knight of the round table or tale. Oh my. Which by the way, is the how Mallory’s masterpiece is devised.
Then I heard Idris Elba was cast to play Arthurs mentor, Bedivere. I am really hoping this is a meaty part. Have you seen “Luther”? This guy can act!
Now, we hear, the man, King Arthur himself is going to be non-other than Jax Teller! Hunnam is a great talent. I’m one of the few fan boys that thought Pacific Rim was overhyped and under whelming, so I’m excited to see Hunnam get another chance at big tent pole. He’s the perfect cast of this, gruff, English, and full of swagger.
I can’t wait to hear future casting! I have have some suggestions.
Tell me in the comments below who you would like to see as Lancelot, Merlin, and Guinevere.