'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

CHARLIE Hunnam has explained why he left the role of Christian Grey after being cast.

The biggest news this weekend is the disappointing box office results from KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, which will be debated for a while because it's not every day you see a major blockbuster film do so poorly at the weekend box office.

You know those later career Led Zeppelin songs that were 12 minutes long, featured a million different sections, and were about some sort of fantastical something that was nigh indecipherable... but because the band hit so hard and was so committed to the ridiculousness they mostly work anyway?

Hunnam, who has previously admitted taking a motorbike from his crime drama Sons Of Anarchy, said he tried to steal a sword from the King Arthur film but "was rumbled mid-theft".


When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown.

Writer-director James Gunn is now number one at the box office with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but in his spare time, it seems he likes to dabble in horror.

During the chat with Graham, Guy presented his leading man with a sword he had promised him during filming.

(Ritchie) "The problem with "King Arthur" in a two hour movie is there's too much narrative".


When quizzed further about the potential casting, he continued: "I can say three things. and nobody has called me about playing James Bond, so I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen". "Hence you go out and learn how to fight". In a world where fantasy movies are generally directed as blandly as possible, Bad Guy Ritchie is out there doing what we need.

"Conor McGregor was somebody that I drew a lot of inspiration from and that Guy (Ritchie) and I discussed a lot".

Of course, there's no way King Arthur would ever be on Game of Thrones- not just because he's not in Westeros, but because A Song of Ice and Fire purposefully rejects the classic hero's tale.

HE famously fancied a knighthood earlier this year... and David Beckham certainly had a taste of it when King Arthur himself bowed down to him at a film premiere last night.


This version of "King Arthur" has an Arthur, played by Hunnam, and there couldn't be a better choice in my opinion to portray the character.


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