Who needs Fifty Shades of Grey?!
Charlie Hunnam is debuting the first King Arthur photo on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and from the look of things, the 35-year-old actor is making the switch from Sons of Anarchy to Knights of the Round Table VERY nicely.
Yup, that's our Charlie!
The film's director, Guy Ritchie, told EW that Charlie's casting is an attempt to add some badassness to a classic (and a little stale) old story.
"I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland," he said. "The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring."
"He's a little bit rough around the edges, but he's basically a survivor. He's a hustler,” Hunnam added of the character he's portraying. "He's a street kid. There's definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine."
For our money, we just hope the film is as sexy as this first photo alludes! We already were deprived of Charlie in Fifty Shades of Grey, and Sons of Anarchy ended in December. It's honestly deeply upsetting that we have to wait until next summer to see King Arthur on the big screen! But as long as we've got Charlie...
It will definitely be worth it.
Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson was pretty blunt about Charlie passing up on the chance to play Christian Grey! Watch her reaction below.