You know the name, you’ve heard the legend and you’ve told the tales. Robin Hood is making his return to the big screen, and now thanks to EW we have our first look at the rebel of Nottingham.
This new edition of the tale of Robin Hood comes from director Otto Bathurst and Taron Edgerton. Judging from the photos, this will be a very different take rather than the man in tights and spandex. This Robin Hood, is built and ready for the fight!
“You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor,” Bathurst told EW, in a recent interview. “In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”
Taron Egerton will be wielding the bow as the infamous archer, and will be joined by Jamie Foxx – who will be playing Robin Hood’s best friend and partner in crime, Little John. Ben Mendelsohn has also been casted, and he will be playing the role of the diabolical Sheriff of Nottingham.
Robin Hood will arrive at theaters in September 2018.