Charlie Hunnam stars in the action-filled epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which will debut this 2017. The medieval epic gets an action-packed treatment from Guy Ritchie and the trailer certainly looks promising.
Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) gives the medieval epic a different treatment with more contemporary language and the quick banter the director is known for in the Sherlock Holmes movies. The first trailer which debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con looks to be pretty exciting.
Hunnam, after his stint as the gang leader Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim, which will be coming out with a sequel, shows in King Arthur that he is really king. It may not be the super serious epic medieval type of film but that?s what makes it interesting and entertaining. The treatment makes it look fresh as opposed to the dark and violent nature we?re used to seeing in films like this.
Meanwhile, we already know Hunnam is a total badass and here are some of the things you may not know about him (via E!). If you?re a big fan, you might just go crazy.
He stole a motorcycle from Sons of Anarchy
The 36-year-old actor revealed to E! that he took a motorcycle from the series? set and still hasn?t returned it. He said that he secretly took the keys from the set and rode off with motorcycle and never admitted that he took it when asked. Looks like Hunnam actually has some Jax Teller in him.
Hunnam and Ritchie had a total bromance on set
Hunnam said that he became really close friends with the director while working together for the film and even had pull-up competitions. He also said that the director was like a brother to him.
?Working with Guy was like a dream come true,? he said. ?I never had a such a good time with a director in my career. He?s just like a really cool, big bro, you know. I just genuinely loved spending time with him and to go and work with him all day every day for six months was, was just a blast.?
He thinks the Sons of Anarchy spinoff will totally happen
He said that he believes that a spinoff of the Kurt Sutter series is totally possible. He also added that it will be more of an origin story on the motorcycle culture of America in the 1950s-60s and will potentially focus more on the Mayans instead of the Sons.
He backed out of Fifty Shades of Grey because of his busy schedule
Hunnam was supposed to play Christian Grey in the erotic drama and had initially accepted the role. But he had to pull out due to numerous commitments. He even said that after backing out of the role, the series of press coverages that followed were ?traumatic.?
?It was the worst professional experience of my life,? Hunnam revealed. ?I found myself very overwhelmed. There were all sorts of like reports of me having a nervous breakdown or like getting terrified of the sexuality of it. It really wasn?t any of that. I just had like five movies to do…and less time than I could do them all.?
He wants to get rid of his abs and just eat hamburgers
Hunnam said that he?s been doing a lot of physical work for 16 or 17 years and he?s ?starting to get tired. I?m starting to get old. I want to eat some hamburgers and just relax.?
He also added that he had to bulk up for his role in Sons but it wasn?t really comfortable for him as he said that he was a naturally slim person.
?To feel formidable and to feel like I could hold my own in you know, against these big dudes that they put me up against, I needed to train every day,? he said. ?And it was much more about like feeling the right psychology than like some sort of aesthetic…or desire.?
Are you excited to see more of Charlie Hunnam?
Catch him along with Eric Bana, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey and more on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword to be released on March 24, 2017.