Robin Hood Will Never Die, But Hugh Jackman Will Star in The Death of Robin Hood


Hugh Jackman, who is about to reprise his role (sort of) as Wolverine, a character who died in 2017’s Logan, is once again set to portray a legendary character as he meets his death. But this time, he’s playing Robin Hood.

Michael Sarnoski, who also directed the upcoming prequel A Quiet Place: Day One, is directing The Death of Robin Hood, which also stars Jodie Comer. According to Deadline, “The film is a darker reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale. Set of its time, the film will see the title character grappling with his past after a life of crime and murder, a battleworn loner who finds himself gravely injured and in the hands of a mysterious woman who offers him a chance at salvation.”

“Set of its time” is a touch on the vague side, but then so are the origins of Robin Hood; tales about him have been around for a very, very, very, very long time.

Sarnoski is also the writer on this film, which has among its producers folks who worked on Arrival and The Prestige.

It’s been a minute since we had a Robin Hood film, and when I say “a minute” what I really mean is that I had entirely forgotten that a mere six years ago, Taron Egerton starred in a movie called Robin Hood. Have you ever found yourself entirely unable to remember if you saw a movie or just the trailers for said movie? This is one of those. As Emmer Asher-Perrin details in their review, this particular Robin Hood was neither good nor memorable.

It will be a while before The Death of Robin Hood comes around; production isn’t expected to begin until early 2025. icon-paragraph-end

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