Movies are clearly easier to shift than Excalibur. Warner Bros. have amended their release schedule and pushed Guy Ritchie's take on King Arthur from its original date of July 22, 2016 back to February 17, 2017. There's been no explanation for the move, other than what we can surmise; either extra time is needed in post, or they got really, really frightened of being up against Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course. In their new 2017 slot, the Charlie Hunnam-starrer will have competition in the form of Bad Boys III and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Will Smith has said that there's an 80% chance that Bad Boys III will actually shoot next year, so there's a marginal chance for its release date to change and for Guy Ritchie to lose the potentially-fierce competition. King Arthur has also lined up Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou and Eric Bana to appear, with French actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in the role of Guinevere; it's a solid cast and there's always potential for a great take on the material. Guy Ritchie may have lost some supporters with his decidedly bland The Man From UNCLE - although a lot of that blame can fall squarely on charisma vacuum Henry Cavill's shoulders. A good old-fashioned Middle Ages epic could be exactly what the doctor ordered to redeem himself - especially when the story is one of his home country's biggest myths and legends. King Arthur is released on 17th February 2017.
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