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Charlie Hunnam Will Play King Arthur in New Guy Ritchie Movie!

Charlie Hunnam Will Play King Arthur in New Guy Ritchie Movie!

Charlie Hunnam is reportedly set to play King Arthur in a new film from director Guy Ritchie, according to Variety.

The 34-year-old actor will possibly be joined in the movie by female lead frontrunner Elizabeth Olsen, as well as Idris Elba, who is attached to “play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.”

Other actors who were up for the role of King Arthur include Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney. There are currently no plot details available, but the film does have a release date set for July 22, 2016.

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  • hube

    WTF? A black Merlin? what’s next? a biopic of Obama interpreted by Brad Pitt?

  • Curious

    Charlie Hunnam will be phenomenal in the role of King Authur! He certainly had more than enough talent and name recognition to carry the film as the lead!

  • MrsOzzie

    Charlie Hunnam in anything is ok with me! Sexiest man alive!

  • JaxLover

    Happy for Charlie!!! Now could somebody nominate him for the Ice Bucket Challenge?! Me wanna see a WET Charlie!!!!

  • Caroline

    OH YEAH!!! Perfect casting….congrats to Charlie – earned and well deserved. Can’t wait…

  • jax

    Good for him. He’s adorbs.

  • b

    @hube: Merlin=fictitious=able to interpret in any way you want. The fact that you’re upset about this is sad. Who cares if it’s a black Merlin. Merlin could have been black. We know nothing because it’s a LEGEND.

  • Pamela

    yeiiii, what a hot king!!! this is so great im glad because he is a great actor and he deserve more movies plus we get to see him in period clothes :)

  • Santanico

    Mr. Elba is such a pleasent surprise, I luv the combination of Idris an Charlie. Hope this means Charlie will have a clean hair cut and nice shave.

  • Tammy

    So glad Idris Elba gets all the good roles! Love that man!!!

  • Tammy

    @hube: So what??? It’s TV, they can do whatever they like.

  • Cate

    I think Charlie might do a better job here than he did with Pacific Rim. He was a charisma-vacuum in that movie and he was seriously struggling with the accent. MAybe he will be better in this as he can use his own accent. Idris will be awesome

    Great for Lizzie Olsen but I hope this is a better role than her pathetic character in Godzilla. She’s a very good actress but she’s been in a lot of crap after her breakthrough movie because Hollywood has so few good roles for women.

  • laura from France

    @MrsOzzie: Oh god you’re sooo right !

  • Sayer


    Educate yourself:

  • Racie

    @hube: Info said “Merlinsque” figure. Don’t know what color Merlin was supposed to be had he been real, but does it matter?

  • Racie

    @Santanico: Do you really think King Arthur would have ” a clean haircut and a nice shave?” Anyhoo, Charlie looks better with a beard and longish hair.