"There was a piece of miscasting that ended up crippling the central storyline that's actually not in the film anymore," Hunnam explained.
Charlie Hunnam wishes he could redo his 2017 film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword."
While speaking with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM Radio Monday, the actor identified a "miscasting" as the reason why the film was such a catastrophe and box office flop.
"I'd like to go back to 'King Arthur' because there's a lot of things went wrong during that and a lot of things that were out of our control," Hunnam said. "I just don't think we ended up matching the aspiration -- we just didn't quite make the movie we wanted."
The "Sons of Anarchy" star also added that the Guy Ritchie-directed film was to be the first in a franchise, but only if "King Arthur" performed well in the box office of course.
"The idea was that if it was a success, we would've made several of those films," Hunnam said. "I'm really captivated by the Arthurian legends and I just feel like we really missed an opportunity to tell a long-form story."
When Cohen asked Hunnam if he knew "what went wrong" with the film, he said, "Yes. There was a piece of miscasting that ended up crippling the central storyline that's actually not in the film anymore."
Unsurprisingly, Hunnam didn't name a specific character or actor regarding who was miscast. However, Ritchie told EW back in 2017 that "King Arthur's" original cut was close to three and a half hours long with an opening sequence that lasted over 30 minutes. The theatrical runtime was just over two hours, including a mere 10-minute opening scene.
"King Arthur," which cost a whopping $175 million to make, only earned $14.7 million on its opening weekend and took home a total of $39 million in the US and $146 million worldwide. According to Indiewire, this cost Warner Bros. as much as $153 million.
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