First Look at Russell Crowe as Robin Hood

Sure, Zac Efron might have beaten his brains in at the box office over the weekend, but that’s not going to stop Russell Crowe from robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. We presume that’s what Robin Hood is doing in this first ever pic from Crowe and director Ridley Scott’s revisiting of the Hood tale. Producer Brian Grazer promises more “Gladiator” than the traditional Robin Hood tights, which may be an attempt to associate the movie with Crowe’s biggest movie of all time than anything else, since you’d be hardpressed to find a Crowe movie from recent years that has turned a big profit.

From USA Today:

“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.”

Okay doke. Here’s the pic.

Update: Swapped the USAToday pic with a better res version.