The initial trailer for Guy Ritchie’s rendition of the King Arthur story was brimming with spectacular insanity. Now, a new trailer paints a picture of the film as essentially a medieval version of the Fast and Furious franchise.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Charlie Hunnam in the titular role and Jude Law as the villain, playing what looks like some sort of combination of the Young Pope and Cersei Lannister. There will be giant magical elephants and medieval fight clubs for no reason other than why the hell not. Arthur will begin his life as a swaggering, fast-talking street punk because this is what happens when somebody lets Guy Ritchie make a King Arthur movie.
To top it all off, Law’s Young Pope-esque villain will have magical fire-throwing powers, Charlie Hunnam’s vague accent will have full reign, and the supporting cast will be padded out by the likes of Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Game of Thrones Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish).
Although neither Vin Diesel nor Jason Statham appear — and Statham’s absence is a little shocking — the Fast and Furious vibes come from a scene in which Hunnam’s Arthur performs the horse version of the car-to-plane leap. Check it out below.
Is there any way this will not be the most positively lit movie of the year? We’ll find out on May 12.