Maybe Guy Ritchie watched that one Arthurian Brave and the Bold episode with Green Arrow and thought: "Yeah, I can go even further than that."
That's not an uncommon plot thread in Arthurian depictions. Both Tennyson and White's versions of Arthur breaks the Sword in the Stone in a clumsy and prideful duel against Lord Pellinore, and goes seeking Excalibur to replace it.My only guess is that at one point after taking it from the stone, Excalibur breaks and Arthur has to take it to Nimue to have it fixed.
*cough* Transformers *cough*We'll have to see how it does financially. You'd be surprised how many terrible films continue to get sequels because of their financial success.
I'd be very curious to hear what your verdict is after you've watched it since I have no plans of seeing it myself.I'll probably still see it. Mostly because I liked the trailers, Rotten Tomatoes is a joke of a criticizing website, and this version of the King Arthur story looks to be a mix of Game of Thrones meets Brutal Legends.
I watch the Underworld movies just for Kate Beckinsdale even though I know they aren't very good, so don't feel too guilty.*cough* Transformers *cough*
Also, does going to see this move because I think Charlie Hunnam is handsome make me a bad person? Not that anyone's opinion of me will deter me from seeing it..........