Rumor has it that Pacific Rim’s Idris Elba is going to be joining Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film!
According to The Hollywood Reporters, the name of the movie is going to be called, Knights of the Roundtable. While Elba won’t be playing Arthur himself, he desires to participate in the film as the character Bedivere, the right-hand man to Uther Pendragon.
According to Arthurian legend, Bedivere, is credited as a noble and loyal member of the King’s knights. Elba would rightfully be playing an older, wiser character who becomes young Arthur’s mentor, teaching him to lead an army and fight. As his father’s right-hand man, Bedivere‘s mission is to train Arthur in hopes that the boy will live his true destiny.
While Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch) is creating the film, the script is written by Joby Harold (Awake, Edge of Tomorrow). The setting of the story is going to take place centering King Arthur and his legendary knights of the kingdom in Camelot. Elba has worked with Ritchie before in the movie, RocknRolla, which will make this a fun reunion.
So far, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur has been in the works for a few years. While Ritchie hasn’t put all of the puzzle pieces together, (the cast hasn’t been completely confirmed yet), the movie is finally entering the phase of final touches. The movie is scheduled with July 22, 2016 as its release date. Arthur’s role has not yet been casted.
There is much to be excited about now that Idris Elba is joining the knight’s table of Camelot. He played a great Nelson Mandela, and was electrifying in Luther. Plus, we know that he’s deadly with a weapon in armor. He used to be the protector of Thor for goodness sakes.
I think he could fit in the shoes of the legendary Bedivere. How about you? Feel free to comment below!