New ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ featurette focuses on Vortigern

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - (Jude Law)

Power. Strength. Fear. It’s everything that Vortigern yearns for. With the film set for release on Friday, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow just released a brand new featurette for the film. For the most part, we see the complete backstory of how Vortigern (Jude Law) rose to power. In addition, we also see what drove Vortigern to sacrifice everything in order to acquire a force so indescribable that it takes over completely. So needless to say, that there are a lot of spoilers in this video. Either way, check it out!

The featurette reveals a lot of Vortigern’s backstory. Generally speaking, those of you more versed in Arthurian lore would recognize some of the similarities between Ritchie’s tale and the legends.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, Jude Law as Vortigern, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as The Mage. The film also stars Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere, Aidan Gillen as Bill, and Eric Bana as Uther.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters on May 12th.

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