Newswire: It took a “1,000 punches a day” for Charlie Hunnam to become King Arthur

Though there are variations on the story, the general thrust of Arthurian legend is that the man became king after getting his hands on Excalibur, the sword that made him a great fighter and established his lineage. Lucky for him, Charlie Hunnam didn’t have to track down a fabled weapon to become the ruler of Camelot (or for now, a pretender to the throne) in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film. But, judging by this King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword featurette, he did have to do a whole lot of punching.

There’s a lot that goes into fight training, especially when it involves Charlie Hunnam throwing a THOUSAND punches a day! #KingArthur

— King Arthur (@kingarthurmovie) April 21, 2017

As Arthur, Hunnam will have fake humble beginnings as a guy who swears to everyone within earshot that he doesn’t want to fight, not even …

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