King Arthur: Legend of the Sword unleashes a final epic trailer

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Apr 26, 2017, 12:49 PM EDT (Updated)

Ahead of the movie’s premiere next month, Warner Bros. has unleashed a final trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, this latest take on the Arthurian Legend stars Charlie Hunnam as the Once and Future King, Arthur Pendragon; Jude Law as the villainous Vortigern; Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere; Djimon Hounsou as Sir Bedivere; and Eric Bana as Arthur’s dad, Uther Pendragon, as well as Annabelle Wallis and Katie McGrath (Merlin).

As a huge fan of everything King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as Guy Ritchie’s take on Sherlock Holmes, I’ll admit to being intrigued by the fantasy movie, which will feature a new spin on the mythical king's origin story.

Now, whether or not King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will reach the same level of epicness as John Boorman’s Excalibur remains to be seen, but at least Ritchie's version -- like Excalibur -- will have magic (unlike, say, 2004’s King Arthur). Dig into the trailer below, and let us know what you think.

The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. Joining the rebellion and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to address her and eventually understand her magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens on May 12.

(via Coming Soon)