Last summer, “The Legend Of Tarzan” looked like it was going to be something of a disaster for Warner Bros. The star was untested, the subject matter old-fashioned, the trailers unappealing, the movie wildly expensive, and the project had been delayed for over a year. But in the end, David Yates’ revival of the vine-swinger starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie did ok: not a hit, or even profitable, really, but taking back $356 million on a $180 million budget counts as, if not a victory, at least an honorable defeat.
They’d never admit it publicly, but the studio is probably keeping their fingers crossed that the upcoming “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword” reaches a similar result. Guy Ritchie’s take on the Camelot legend was hoped to be the first of an “Avengers”-style series of movies (later ones focusing on Merlin, Lancelot etc) that would build to a Round Table team-up film, but with the movie pushed back nearly a year for heavy reshoots (Astrid Berges-Frisbey was originally cast as Guinevere, but now plays a totally different character), question marks remain over the picture, which toplines Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, and Jude Law.
In an attempt to assuage the doubters, the studio has released no fewer than NINE clips from the film in recent days, and clever ScreenCrush collected them all up. Does it make you more excited for the film? Or do you feel like you’ve already watched the movie after seeing nine clips? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.