Hey look! It’s Maximus Decimus Meridius with a bow and arrow instead of a sword! USA Today got our first look at Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, and if Filmonic was one of those gossip blogs I would comment on how Crowe has lost sooooo much weight since State of Play, and how the blue sooooo doesn’t go with the brown. But i’m not. So I won’t. Cast your merry eyes below!
“He doesn’t have the old Robin Hood tights,” says producer Brian Grazer. “He’s got armor. He’s very medieval. He looks, if anything, more like he did in Gladiator than anything we’re used to seeing with Robin Hood.”
“Oddly, it’s a metaphor for today,” Grazer says. “He’s trying to create equality in a world where there are a lot of injustices. He’s a crusader for the people, trying to reclaim some of the ill-gotten gains of the wealthy. That’s a universal theme.”
Not that the film will linger on the contemporary. “We just shot a scene where Maid Marion fires a flaming bow and arrow into the night sky. It’s just a cool story.”