Charlie Hunnam at Comic-Con Chats With Us About 'King Arthur' Trailer, On-the-Set Injury

Scheduling conflicts may have cost Charlie Hunnam a shot at again taking control of a gigantic monster-combatting robot in Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, but it’s full steam ahead for him as the title character of director Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, in theaters next spring. At this past weekend’s Comic-Con, he stopped by Yahoo Movies’ San Diego studio and provided some more info about his next big starring role.

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Speaking with us shortly after the Comic-Con debut of the film’s first trailer, Hunnam admits that, while it was hard to gauge just how wild the audience was for the clip, they struck him as “pretty rambunctious.” More important, he found the promo extremely encouraging, telling us that it “looks really original and unique, and like it has its own identity.”

Plus, he says that, aside from its copious sword-fighting, screaming, and supernatural creatures, it also has the one element that all true contenders for the box office crown need: “It’s got abs.”

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Watch the clip for more from Hunnam about King Arthur — including an injury he sustained while filming, courtesy of a Game of Thrones star.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword slashes its way into theaters on March 24, 2017.

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