'The Green Knight': Everything About New King Arthur Movie

Dev Patel takes on the role of Sir Gawain in The Green Knight, an adaptation of an Arthurian legend from director David Lowery. The movie was supposed to premiere at the South By Southwest festival in 2020, and it has been re-edited before its upcoming release.

The movie is a fantastical journey through Arthurian legend, raising questions about the true meaning of honor and nobility.

We break down all there is to know about the upcoming film ahead of its release.

How To Watch The Green Knight

The Green Knight is out in movie theaters on July 30.

The movie was meant to premiere in March 2020 at South By Southwest, but the festival was canceled, as was the subsequent release on May 29, 2020.

This was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the delay of many movie releases.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, director David Lowery expressed how he felt the movie "wasn't ready" by the time of the festival, and used lockdown to re-edit the film.

He said: "I just gave myself permission to dig back into the movie, unlock it, and rework the entire thing.

"I found the affection I needed to cut it with love in my heart instead of disappointment and hate. It's different—it's much better."

The film will not be streaming online at the same time as its release but will be available to view in theaters.

The Cast of The Green Knight

Dev Patel leads the cast of The Green Knight as Sir Gawain, the young nephew of King Arthur, while his mother and Morgan Le Fay is played by Sarita Choudhury.

Arthur himself is played by Sean Harris, while Kate Dickie plays Queen Guinevere.

Alicia Vikander plays Esel, a young woman who is in love with Gawain, as well as the Lady.

The Lord is played by Joel Edgerton, and Barry Keough plays the scavenger.

The Green Knight himself is played by Ralph Ineson, and St. Winifred is played by Erin Kellyman.

The Plot of The Green Knight

The film is adapted from the 14th-century chivalric romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which tells the story of the young knight at Christmas.

A ghoulish knight arrives, offering a game where a knight must strike him, and he will return the strike in kind the following year.

After Sir Gawain makes his match, he finds himself struggling with the idea of nobility and honor as he is forced to return the favor the following Yuletide.

The official synopsis reads: "An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men.

"Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger.

"From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table."

Lowery is famed for his 2017 movie A Ghost Story, which starred Casey Affleck as a man watching his family after his death, wearing a traditional ghost sheet with eyeholes.

The Green Knight is out in movie theaters on July 30, 2021

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Dev Patel in 'The Green Knight'. He plays Sir Gawain who goes on a journey fraught with danger. Bron