Charlie Hunnam is Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur,' Elizabeth Olsen in Talks
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2014
Warner Bros. Pictures' attempt to revive the medieval tale of King Arthur is already set for July 22nd, 2016, but so far the only cast member revealed for the film has been Idris Elba in a supporting role as a Merlin-eseque character who trains and mentors Arthur. Now there will be a bit of a reunion in store as Deadline reports Elba's Pacific Rim co-star Charlie Hunnam has landed the title role in the film that will kick-off a six-film franchise plotted by Joby Harold, who is also writing the first script. With Pacific Rim (plus a forthcoming sequel) and this franchise in store, Hunnam doesn't need Fifty Shades of Grey after all.
In addition, Variety has word that Godzilla and The Avengers: Age of Ultron star Elizabeth Olsen is the frontrunner to take the lead female role, though it's not clarified as to what character she would play. Hunnam's status as a leading actor was solidified with his role in Pacific Rim (though he wasn't exactly the best), but you can't deny his screen presence in the FX series "Sons of Anarchy." We're still not sure that this is the kind of project that needs to span six films, but maybe with Ritchie on board, who helped make Sherlock Holmes popular again, we're looking at something we haven't seen before.