First Teaser Trailer for New 'Robin Hood' Movie Starring Taron Egerton
"You're not curious who's under the hood?" Lionsgate has debuted the first teaser trailer for the new Robin Hood movie, with the most original title yet - Robin Hood (which is the same title as the other recent one). If you haven't had enough Robin Hood, after Ridley Scott's failed Russell Crowe movie from 2010, then here's another fresh action-packed take for you. This Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton as Robin of Loxley, a "war-hardened Crusader" who fights against the corrupt English crown with his friend, Little John, played by Jamie Foxx. The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Björn Bengtsson, Ian Peck, and Jamie Dornan. This looks like way more of an Assassin's Creed movie than the Assassin's Creed movie did, and it also reminds me a lot of Guy Ritchie's action style. You might want to check this out.
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ posters) for Otto Bathurst's Robin Hood, direct from YouTube:
Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. Robin Hood is directed by English filmmaker Otto Bathurst, a veteran TV director (episodes of "Peaky Blinders", "Black Mirror", "Criminal Justice", "Hustle", "UGetMe") making his feature film directorial debut with this. The screenplay is written by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly. Lionsgate will release this Robin Hood movie in theaters everywhere starting November 21st, 2018 later this fall. First impression? How does it look?
Reader Feedback - 31 Comments
Uh...no. Too ponderous. Where's the fun?
kitano0 on May 3, 2018
Jamie Foxx, hmmm...when I see him, I always think of his characters mugshot in the movie Bait holding up a prawn.
SteadyEddieTX on May 3, 2018
I just wonder if he'll have his feet on the ground when he shoots an arrow at any time during the film?
Verithin on May 3, 2018
I'm wondering if he'll reload the bow even once during the movie. he never pulled arrows out of the quiver not did he have to seat them on the bow. he just kept firing and the bow magically reloaded on it's own.
dan on May 4, 2018
I was wondering the same but on further viewings he's holding multiple arrows in his hand at one time so he can shoot quickly. Still looks ridiculous.
Verithin on May 4, 2018
Is there a rule as to what justifies a teaser as opposed to a trailer ? I always through a teaser was a short video version of the trailer, but this silly teaser is over 2 mins long.. Not that it matters, the entire thing is laughable regardless.
Tester on May 3, 2018
Well at least the poster is representative of that trailer. SO. MANY. ARROWS! I love the legend of Robin Hood and I really like Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, but I'm not really thrilled by this trailer. It looks like all style and no substance. I'm also not sure if I like Robin being placed in a seat of royalty to "hiding in plain sight". Honestly, Disney's Robin Hood is still one of my favorite iterations of this tale. It got the heart and legend right. Also, anyone familiar with the director? Otto Bathurst? Seems he's only got one other film under his belt.
THE_RAW_ on May 3, 2018
Hmmm, does the black Little John have any historical foundation (i.e. were black people present in regular numbers in England in that era), or is this just pure creative vision? I know very little about Robin Hood stories, so wanted to know... EDIT: Just to add, this looks more like Assassin's Creed, than Robin Hood.
Joe Kundlak on May 3, 2018
If it was Idris Elba I'd be good with it.... Jamie Fox... no way!!
CyraNOSE on May 3, 2018
exactly at least Idris is actually British you know.. its like Bond to me... they must first and foremost be british or irish or scottish
Derek NOLA on May 3, 2018
Fuck Bond and Robin Hood/Little John. Spider-man is British, Superman is British, Batman WAS British, Presidents Nixon and Lincoln were British (Anthony Hopkins and Danny Day-Lewis). No one says anything about that. People were up in arms when it was suggested that the quintessential American teen Peter Parker could be played by a black AMERICAN, but no one bats an eye when a white Brit is cast. Why don't you guys ever say what you really mean?
kevjohn on May 3, 2018
so, you're mad that they're questioning the historical accuracy of the movie? so, you're ok with inaccuracies in movies? you wouldn't mind a woman playing king Arthur? or how about George Clooney playing nelson mandela? newsflash, kev - it's not about race - it's about being accurate to the story being told.
dan on May 4, 2018
You guys are funny, talking about the "historical accuracy" of FICTIONAL CHARACTERS. Robin Hood can be a space alien for all I care. Hell, let him be from the same group of E.T.'s that masterminded the pyramids in Stargate.
kevjohn on May 4, 2018
Not sue on numbers, but I know a number came over amongst the Roman Legions, serving as auxiliary units. There is evidence for this amongst Hadrian's Wall.
Lewis on May 5, 2018
This looks so stupid that it is a total waste of time in the near future..
ari smulders on May 3, 2018
Should it have been titled Michael Bay's "Robin Hood"? Love Jaime Foxx, just not his latest work. I know, I know...shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.
CShane on May 3, 2018
This trailer is a mess!! Just watch it a few times and try to figure out what the fuck is going on. I'm so confused....
TheOct8pus on May 3, 2018
Makes you miss Errol Flynn and Kevin Costner. I think that all Avengers characters couldn't fight this Robin Hood. That's how weird this looks ...
shiboleth on May 3, 2018
errol Flynn - definitely. Costner, not so much.
dan on May 4, 2018
I think those are very different perspectives. Yes, more Flynn than Costner since Errol Flynn is a classic posture but then again his style and his movies do belong to another era. Also, names like Olivia de Havilland or Michael Curtiz do sound way too powerful comparing to anything related to work of Kevin Costner. But somehow, I don't want to idealize anything. Very different perspectives, indeed ...
shiboleth on May 4, 2018
Assassin's Creed 2: The revenge of the attack of the counterstrike.
tarek on May 3, 2018
What the hell? This makes two bleh Robin Hoods in a row.
DAVIDPD on May 3, 2018
Jon Odishaw on May 3, 2018
And I'm going to watch this just for Tim Minchin. It doesn't look great but you never know, maybe it'll be alright with lowered expectations
alex on May 3, 2018
That's a hard pass for me. He's certainly no Cary Elwes, but at least he can speak with an English accent.
grimjob on May 3, 2018
Pass I love the old Robin Hood and King Arthur legends, but recently the films do not do them justice.
Lewis on May 4, 2018
how the hell is he rapidly shooting arrows WITHOUT pulling the arrows out of his quiver first - is robin magic in this one?
dan on May 4, 2018
HARD PASS DAWG
Jorrell Mcdaniel on May 4, 2018
Jamie Foxx was not a smart casting choice... ugh.
Justin Wilczynski on May 5, 2018
Ugh, another period costume action film filled with anachronisms. Can you say Guy Richie's terrible King Arthur: Legend of the Sword? I think it's still possible to make an interesting movie and pay attention to period detail. Just look at BBC's/Netflix "The Last Kingdom" based on the struggles between the Saxons and invading Vikings.
Tommy Q on May 12, 2018
WTF, at 0:28 they are wearing suits??? Suits that werent invented until like 1900s? https://youtu.be/tJfDBSWYqU8?t=28
Kamil on May 14, 2018
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