New Details on Ridley Scott's Robin Hood from Mark Strong
Our favorite awesome British actor Mark Strong has chimed in again on Empire with an update on Ridley Scott's Robin Hood this time. A few weeks ago, Strong gave us an update on his villainous character from Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. Oddly enough, Strong is also playing a villain in Robin Hood as well, King John's brutal henchman Sir Godfrey. "I play King John's right-hand man who is a bit of a bastard - there's lot of horse riding, lots of threatening people with enormous swords." Additionally, Strong confirms that the story we'll see in this new version of Robin Hood isn't exactly the same one that we're all familiar with.
"A year ago I was playing the Guy of Gisborne character but the story isn't the Robin Hood story. Although all the characters are all involved, it’s a different narrative," Strong told Empire. As we reported in our final casting update for Robin Hood last week, the story in this one follows Robin from his early days in King Richard's army to his return to Nottingham to his creation of a band of mercenaries who eventually try to prevent civil war. In addition to Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett as the two leads, I'm very excited to see Strong back as a villain in this, too. He's such a great actor and I'm sure will bring us a great henchman.