Warner Bros. struggled for years to get its trendy blockbuster model of the King Arthur mythos off the bottom, however the ones plans in the end got here to fruition with the 2017 Man Ritchie-directed movie, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” The studio obviously was hoping Ritchie may breathe new lifestyles into King Arthur simply as he did with every other icon of British fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Now not simplest that, however the studio had deliberate to use “Legend of the Sword” because the launchpad for a saga that might span no less than six motion pictures and chronicle more than a few contributors of Arthur’s spherical desk (by means of The Telegraph), ahead of bringing them in combination in an Avengers-style team-up movie.
In an age of cinematic universes, Warner Bros. idea it had the following giant factor, making an expansive franchise out of the straight away recognizable King Arthur lore. The small drawback right here, although, was once that “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” became a mythical field place of work bomb. After grossing simplest $146 million international on a $175 million funds (by means of Cut-off date), “Legend of the Sword” became the type of movie that assists in keeping studio executives up at evening slightly than the type that conjures up a long lasting saga. With this field place of work calamity, any plans for additional adventures within the reimagined King Arthur universe have been promptly disposed of.