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Russell Crowe as Robin Hood -- FIRST LOOK

Russell Crowe as Robin Hood -- FIRST LOOK

Here is the very first picture of Russell Crowe in Robin Hood, the upcoming flick which reunites the 45-year-old Gladiator star with director Ridley Scott.

“He doesn’t have the old Robin Hood tights,” producer Brian Grazer tells USA Today of the bandit’s updated wardrobe. “He’s got armor. He’s very medieval. He looks, if anything, more like he did in Gladiator than anything we’re used to seeing with Robin Hood.”

“Oddly, it’s a metaphor for today,” Grazer adds. “He’s trying to create equality in a world where there are a lot of injustices. He’s a crusader for the people, trying to reclaim some of the ill-gotten gains of the wealthy. That’s a universal theme.”

Robin Hood is set for a 2010 release and also stars Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.

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# 1

He can be anybody, just brilliant. But Robin Hood? We’ll see!

# 2

Ehh. Looks iight.

# 3
jAMES bOND @ 04/20/2009 at 12:29 am


# 4

He looks exactly the same as when he was playing Maximus in Gladiator…that role was so iconic its going to be weird seeing him in that role. Same Hair style, dyed brown/black and same goatee/scruff. They should’ve done something to make him look different.

# 5

I think they just tried to make him look different than Kevin Costner.

# 6

He looks too old to play Robin hood. This got to be a new story with an old Robin hood and Marian (Blanchett).

# 7

He looks fantastic, definitley as good as in Gladiator.

# 8

He looks fantastic, definitley as good as in Gladiator.

# 9

Aaah, I love his Maximus look. We haven’t seen him since than like this. And he looks the same. Hot.

love himm!

i’ll see for sure this new version of Robin hood!

I am REALLY, REEEALLY NOT HAPPY THEY CHOSE RUSSEL CROWE FOR ROBIN HOOD! I’m upset. Little saddened by it, actually. I mean, ROBIN HOOD was always considered different in persona. WHY DID U PICK RUSSELL CROWE???!!!!!!!! I’m really disappointed. These FILM MAKERS totally screwed this up!!! I don’t give a damn how much of a “great” actor he is and i have absolutely nothing against the guy. I just think they picked the WRONG actor for this! My angst has absolutely nothing to do with his “superb” acting ability. I know he’s good at acting, darn it. My point is they should have picked SOMEONE ELSE! I am SO disappointed. They totally F***ED up the REMAKE! Not angry at Crowe though.

In fact, what would have been a really excellent idea, was to put a black man in that role. THAT would be really cool! No, i’m not black or anything like that, so fug that race card shite. ARE YOU CASTING AGENTS DRUNK!!! So mad….


Why God why……… WHYYYYY!!!!
(little dramatic, i know, but reeeeally disappointed)

Popcorn, anyone? @ 04/20/2009 at 1:16 am

@Geena: Thank GAWD they didn’t make him look like Errol Flynn’s RH

I really like it. Very rugged look. I can’t wait to see the rest of the cast!

so. is this the one he had to gain all that weight for…i just have to say that when i saw the pics i was like ROBIN HOOD…uh not. not even did they TRY to make him look like any version of a robin hood that we’ve all seen before, this is the antithesis of the character. what are they going with, young or old robin hood…which part of the lore are they coming from with this movie. i saw him and i was like hey that’s russell crowe. i’ve seen him look like russell crowe ALL THE TIME, so for this role maybe they could have tried to do something different. the costumes weak too.

i’m not seeing this movie…and i think cate blanchett will probably save this movie because she’s fantastic, but come on. russell crowe? gah.

i’m not saying he doesn’t look hot or like a better version of how he’s looked for the past two years. i’m just saying he’s no robin hood.

i hope this isn’t a disney movie…because as much as i may dislike disney, they know what’s up. oh it’s from universal…goodluck to them when this movie tanks.

ganymede30324 @ 04/20/2009 at 1:57 am

Was Zac Efron busy?

hey jared, since you’re posting stuff, can you write about the new tin tin movie or the new harry potter trailer?

lol. please don’t insult us by referencing Z-Hud in this very serious thread. robin hood is a serious issue, same with hercules, colverine, star wars, the three stooges, mash (the tv show), things that just should not be messed with.

lol. please don’t insult us by referencing Z-Hud in this very serious thread. robin hood is a serious issue, same with hercules, wolverine, star wars, the three stooges, mash (the tv show), things that just should not be messed with.

Thank goodness Russell Crowe is playing Robin Hood and not some pretty boy star who can’t act but instead one of the best actors in the world…….Doesn’t get much better than Crowe and Cate Blanchette on screen together!!!

anonymous @ 04/20/2009 at 3:23 am

Isn’t this something like the 4th or 5th “reunion ” with Ridley Scott?

Both of these boys have seen better days. I’m not just talking about looks either. Neither Ridley nor Russell has been “great” in a long time. The original concept for this movie seemed more interesting to me: that Robin was really the Sheriff of Nottingham in disguise. I liked that different twist because really this story has been done to death.

The dawn coming through the trees looks breathtaking.

@ Oh I thought that sounded more like a comedy.

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