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.



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  • Chickadee

    Kevin Costner is Robin Hood, not rage filled ugly Russell Crowe, yuk!

  • http://yourmom Chickadee

    Kevin Costner is Robin Hood, not rage filled ugly Russell Crowe, yuk!

  • B A T M A N

    i agree. this is “been there, done that”. yet Crowe and Scott make a powerful team so, i’ll have to wait and see.

  • B A T M A N

    i agree. this is “been there, done that”. yet Crowe and Scott make a powerful team so, i’ll have to wait and see.

  • grendel

    Sorry Chickadee, but I have to disagree. Kevin Costner was a terrible Robin Hood and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was a terrible movie. I’m looking forward to a better movie by a better director with a better story and a better actor.

  • grendel

    Sorry Chickadee, but I have to disagree. Kevin Costner was a terrible Robin Hood and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was a terrible movie. I’m looking forward to a better movie by a better director with a better story and a better actor.

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    He doesn’t look a whole helluva lot different from Costner in “Prince of Thieves,” but at the very least Crowe will be able to pull off a convincing English accent.

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    He doesn’t look a whole helluva lot different from Costner in “Prince of Thieves,” but at the very least Crowe will be able to pull off a convincing English accent.

  • Beanicle

    They’re actually filming a lot of this in some woodland near my village in Surrey – the set looks pretty good (not your typical steel construction with twigs over the top) although the sheer size of the “castle” means they’ve constructed it out of steel and put boards over it – I reckon they’ll have to CGI the castle-y details at a later stage, but the peasant housing looks brilliant.

    I’m truly hoping that this movie doesn’t turn out to be box office flop – its got a pretty big budget (probably why Ridley Scott and Crowe are on board in the first place, along with Cate Blanchett last I heard?)

    Still… one shall have to wait and see….

  • Beanicle

    They’re actually filming a lot of this in some woodland near my village in Surrey – the set looks pretty good (not your typical steel construction with twigs over the top) although the sheer size of the “castle” means they’ve constructed it out of steel and put boards over it – I reckon they’ll have to CGI the castle-y details at a later stage, but the peasant housing looks brilliant.

    I’m truly hoping that this movie doesn’t turn out to be box office flop – its got a pretty big budget (probably why Ridley Scott and Crowe are on board in the first place, along with Cate Blanchett last I heard?)

    Still… one shall have to wait and see….