Plans for King Arthur sequels were abandoned when the first film struggled – and Charlie Hunnam has thoughts on why that was.
Greenlit with an ambitious plan for up to six films in the series, Guy Ritche’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword failed really to take off when it launched in cinemas in 2017.
Charlie Hunnam took the title role, and Warner Bros backed the project. But it got critically blasted, and failed to win over punters at the box office. Plans for sequels were duly abandoned, although Hunnam went on to work on Guy Ritchie’s new film, The Gentlemen.
It’s during promotion for that movie that Hunnam has given an interview too, where he’s looked back on where he thinks the King Arthur film went wrong.
He admitted he’d like to go back and have another go at the film “because there’s a lot of things went wrong during that and a lot of things that were out of our control. I just don’t think we ended up matching the aspiration”, he added, saying “we just didn’t quite make the movie we wanted”.
The problem? “There was a piece of miscasting that ended up crippling the central story line. It’s actually not in the film anymore”, Hunnam said. Although he wasn’t giving away just what the piece of miscasting we never saw was.
The full interview was with SiriusXM, and you can see it here.
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