Robin Hood: Origins

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Jamie Foxx Reportedly Cast as Little John in Robin Hood: Origins
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Though he and Robin won't be friends right off the bat.
By Steven Strom


Jamie Foxx
is your next Little John in Robin Hood: Origins, the latest film adaptation of the British legend.

Deadline reports the casting, along with a few details on this version of the character. Foxx will play opposite Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as the title character. In this version the pair begin as enemies, having fought on opposite sides during the Crusades.

The "gritty" retelling finds them becoming friends, of course, as they join together to face the injustice predictably swelling in Sherwood Forest.


Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathhurst is taking the helm here, with a script from Joby Harold. The latter of which just finished adapting another classic British tale in Guy Ritchie's Kinghts of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

Robin Hood: Origins is set to release sometime in 2017.
This is a parody, right?
 

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I know a Morgan Freeman when I see one and that is NO Morgan Freeman.
 

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I know a Morgan Freeman when I see one and that is NO Morgan Freeman.
He's not even playing that role, he's playing Little Jon. I mean, c'mon......
 

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He's not even playing that role, he's playing Little Jon. I mean, c'mon......
I know, Lil Jon must be fucking furious he'd be all like 'I EVEN GOT THE FUCKING NAME AND EVERYTHING!...YEEEAAAAAAHH'

Anyway, I cant pretend to be even the slightest bit bothered since I wouldnt watch a Samuel L Jackson Lite movie if you paid me and I fucking hate how many Robin Hood movies there are.

Although...If his hood were to turn out to be red however...

Jason Todd confirmed for little English town.
 

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I know, Lil Jon must be fucking furious he'd be all like 'I EVEN GOT THE FUCKING NAME AND EVERYTHING!...YEEEAAAAAAHH'

Anyway, I cant pretend to be even the slightest bit bothered since I wouldnt watch a Samuel L Jackson Lite movie if you paid me and I fucking hate how many Robin Hood movies there are.

Although...If his hood were to turn out to be red however...

Jason Todd confirmed for little English town.
"Aye Wat!!! It's tha bloody Bat Man, it is!"
 

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They ignored the obvious choice:

 

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He's not even playing that role, he's playing Little Jon. I mean, c'mon......
Looks like they're combining the two characters, which makes NO fucking sense.

Hell, the Morgan Freeman character was a rip-off of the mid-80s TV show in the UK - that's the first time you'll ever see a Saracen warrior in any Robin Hood story. And even then, they cast a white guy in swarthy makeup.
 

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Jamie Foxx is only the third worst thing about the project after the title and premise.
 

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This looks great and the logo doesn't look cheap at all!
 

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I liked this better when it had a bigger budget and was called Arrow.
 

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I liked this better when we had Kevin Costner.
 

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So much jump shooting!

 

LiddyRules

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I liked this better when it had a bigger budget and was called Arrow.
"Sheriff of Nottingham...you have failed this hamlet!"

So much jump shooting!

In slow...mo....!!!

At some point, someone had to look at this and go 'this is a supremely bad idea.' Right?

At least after King Farthur: Legend of the Bored. Yeah. I called it King Farthur. You want to make something of it?

I honestly can't get over the cheapness of the logo. It looks like a placeholder. Even I can do that in Gimp.
 

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