Friday 24 January 2020

WATCH: The first trailer for Robin Hood with Eve Hewson and Jamie Dornan at the helm has landed

Eve Hewson and Taron Egerton in Robin Hood
Eve Hewson and Taron Egerton in Robin Hood
Jamie Dornan in the Robin Hood trailer
Taron Egerton in the Robin Hood trailer
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

They say never judge a book by its cover - or in this case, a movie by its trailer - but we're not holding out hope for this latest origins story.

If Robin Hood is determined to do a Batman Begins and reignite the series with a dark and captivating new franchise, it doesn't look like this - the latest unnecessary instalment - will be the one to do it.

Jamie Dornan in the Robin Hood trailer
Jamie Dornan in the Robin Hood trailer

The first trailer for the 2018 version, which sees Taron Egerton as the titular character mentored by Little John, played by Jamie Foxx, is a baffling one; in particular because it's billed as yet another origin story: a medieval take on the superhero genres dominating modern cinema.

Irish actress Eve Hewson plays Maid Marian in what is arguably her biggest role to date, while Jamie Dornan has been relinquished to a supporting part and barely gets a look-in in the trailer.

This new take promises to unearth how Robin Hood came to be the fictional hero known around the world and it involves lots and lots of archery.

You can watch the first trailer here:

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