Guy Ritchie's King Arthur delayed until 2017

2015-12-23 19:00

Los Angeles - Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur has been delayed until 2017. 

Warner Bros. has announced the upcoming movie's release date has been moved from 22 July, 2016 to 17 February, 2017, where it will face stiff competition from the likes of Bad Boys III and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, according to Deadline.

The King Arthur film was originally set to go up against Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision next year. 

Charlie Hunnam is set to star as the titular character in the movie, while Eric Bana will portray his father Uther Pendragon. 

Jude Law is lined up as villain Vortigern and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey will portray Arthur's significant other Guinevere. 

The story tells of Arthur being unaware of his destiny at first until he stumbles upon the mighty sword Excalibur. 

After meeting Guinevere, he then sets about taking his rightful place on the throne, but evil Vortigern stands in his way. 

But he could get a helping hand from former soccer star David Beckham as the retired footballer recently admitted he has filmed a small part in the movie for his pal Ritchie. 

Ritchie posted these set pics on Instagram. 

Lunch at 10,000 feet

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It's a long way down

A photo posted by Guy Ritchie (@guyritchie) on

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