The twitter account for the upcoming King Arthur film has teased out a new 30 second clip ahead of a new full trailer schedule to release tomorrow on President's Day. We've had two trailers thus far – one from back at SDCC last year, then one that'd dropped just shy of a month ago.
— King Arthur (@kingarthurmovie) February 19, 2017
Fans of the traditional Arthurian legends will need to take a few deep breaths before jumping into this one. However with Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in the lead role as King Arthur, it's likely that sticking to the traditional narrative variations isn't really on director Guy Ritchie's mind.
In this version, when the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.
So this one it looking like it'll be even more afield than going the pseudo-historical fanfiction route that the 2004 King Arthur had taken (where Arthur played by Clive Owen, was a Roman soldier). It's going to have a hard time of it, regardless, since it's release date has already been bumped two months to May 12th. Which means it'll be launching in the midst of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 fever, which releases the week prior.
Hang in there, maybe tomorrow's trailer will set an entirely different tone and it'll give us something more to look forward to.