Taron Egerton Says ‘Robin Hood: Origins’ Will Be ‘Gritty’ & ‘Funny’

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With one hero under his belt as Eggsy in the Kingsman franchise, Taron Egerton looks to steal from the rich and give to the poor in his upcoming Robin Hood: Origins movie.

During his press tour for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron sat down to talk with Comicbook.com and confirmed his next film, which just happens to be playing the man in tights, who will probably be sporting something a tad more contemporary.

My Robin Hood, as with Kevin Costner’s, he’s a soldier. We find him out in Syria. I don’t think that’s too much to say. He’s flawed, my Robin Hood. He’s a little self-involved and a little self-serving but over the course of the film becomes the hero of the legend. I suspect I’m probably one of the younger Robin Hoods but it’s very dark. Gritty. I’m hoping that it will be very funny.

A gritty but funny Robin Hood movie, which you could read the synopsis for below, may just be what the franchise ordered after the last few weren’t what you’d call amazing. The last one was directed by Ridley Scott and featured Russell Crowe as the title character.

The story will center on Robin Hood being a war-hardened crusader and joining with a Moorish commander in an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Robin Hood: Origins is due out September 18, 2018 and will be directed by Otto Bathurst. Taron Egerton will be joined by Jamie Foxx as Little John, Ben Mendelsohn as Sheriff of Nottingham, and Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson, Ian Peck, and Josh Herdman round out the cast.

Source: Comicbook.com

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Thor Ragnarok Justice League MoviesThe summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.

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