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Charlie Hunnam makes a mighty fine King Arthur

By Micah Sulit

We loved him as Nathan in Queer as Folk, we loved him as Jax in Sons of Anarchy and from the looks of it, we’re going to love Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur in his new film as well.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we now have a sneak peek at Hunnam’s upcoming movie, Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, and the lowdown on what sets this Arthur apart from those who came before.


“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” director Guy Ritchie told EW. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”

This new King Arthur, on the other hand, will be a bit of a bad guy from the get-go. “There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine,” Hunnam said of his character.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur also stars Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Djimon Honsou. It’s set for release on July 22, 2016.

To tide you over til then, check out Hunnam’s hottest moments (totally NSFW), then watch him talk oversized swords in the clip below from Entertainment Weekly: