Guy Ritchie was planning to bring his talents to the legend of King Arthur and actually said that he wanted to make it into a major franchise. However, that will have to wait a little while longer. Originally expected to be a 2016 movie, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur has been delayed until 2017.
Since 2008, Ritchie has only made three films, two in his Sherlock Holmes franchise and this year’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was a great update of the former television series. After starting his career with two great original films, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, he has moved into a nice career at reinventing other properties.
Ritchie’s version of King Arthur stars Son’s of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur and was supposed to be a July 2016 movie, but will now screen on February 17, 2017. That is not a good sign because moving the movie from summer to February is not a show of faith by Warner Bros.
Another mark against the new weekend is that it now plays against action blockbuster Bad Boys 3 and the third movie in the Maze Runner series. The original date of July 22, 2016 will see Warner Bros. move the new James Wan horror movie Lights Out to that spot, where it will face off with Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course.
Also starring in Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is Sherlock Holmes actor Jude Law, Djimon Honsou, Katie McGrath, and Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere.