A new trailer for the upcoming Robin Hood film has just been released with Taron Egerton starring as Sherwood Forest’s arrow-carrying vigilante. And while many of us are still wondering why we need a new adaptation of the story, we make the trailer Lionsgate’s Robin Hood one to keep an eye on.
Taron Egerton is ready to steal from the rich in the first full trailer for Robin Hood. He’s joined by a pretty solid cast too with Jamie Foxx playing Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett, and Ben Mendelsohn as Robin of Locksley’s arch nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
If for some reason you didn’t have a childhood and have never come across the Robin Hood story, he’s a heroic outlaw, highly skilled in archery, who steals from the rich of Nottingham with the help of his band of Merry Men. He then gives said doubloon to the poor. Nice guy, basically.
From the trailer, it seems like Egerton’s Robin Hood is going to be a little younger and a little cheekier than the earnest crusaders portrayed by the likes of Kevin Costner’s Prince of Thieves. The brains behind the whole crusade seems to be Foxx’s Little John too – he seems to mean business, wanting to start a revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Generally the trailer is pretty gritty, and seems to be going down a far more violent route with plenty of swordplay and archery. Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham also looks like inspired casting, while Eve Hewson as Maid Marian and Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett will provide the eye-candy for both Joes and Janes. Though he’s not in the trailer, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck should be great too.
Directed by Otto Bathurst, who won a BAFTA for his work on Peaky Blinders, Robin Hood is set to hit UK cinemas on 23rd November 2018. Check out the full trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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