Charlie Hunnam talks King Arthur

Charlie Hunnam has opened up about his role in Guy Ritchie’s new King Arthur film.

Three months on from the original release date and we’re still waiting for Guy Ritchie’s new King Arthur movie to drop, but that hasn’t stopped Charlie Hunnam from talking up his starring role in the film and the, er, rather intense auditioning process.

Hunnam recently sat down with Empire to talk about the movie, and let’s just say he didn’t hold back…

“[Ritchie’s] created a very rich, exciting world. I describe it to my friends as Lord Of The Rings meets Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. [It’s] an unlikely marriage of two things, but it works,” Hunnam said. “We wanted to make an ignoble Arthur, at least at first. We wanted him to feel contemporary, selfish, somewhat rough around the edges.”

Hunnam also mentioned that the pair almost came to blows during auditions when Ritchie kept prodding him to stay in shape. “I said, ‘You know what? F*cking stop the camera. I’m starting to lose my temper. I know those other pricks you’ve got reading for this role (rumoured to be the likes of Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender). If you bring them in right now, I’ll f*cking fight them both at once for the role, and we’ll see what’s up with the physicality.’ Guy said, ‘F*cking hell, alright – calm down, mate.’”

We officially do not want to get on his bad side.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword release date

Warner Bros originally had the film slated for July 22nd 2016. But the movie has since been pushed back a couple of times and is now lined up for March 24th 2017.