While we love to see new and original characters being brought to the big screen in Hollywood, there have also been plenty of characters who have continued to return to the big screen on a number of occasions, played by a number of top Hollywood stars along the way. One character that we have seen being reimagined time and time again, is the legendary Robin Hood, who has been played by some big names in the business, and here we take a look at some of our favourites.
First up, we have Kevin Costner, who played the role of Robin Hood in the hit 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, where he was joined by a very impressive supporting cast. While we have to admit that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is one of our biggest guilty pleasures, we do also have to talk about the fact that Robin Hood is supposed to be an Englishman, something which Kevin Costner seemed to struggle with in the movie. It wasn't the worst attempt at a British accent ever though.
Next up with have the very talented Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe, who took on the role of Robin Hood in the 2010 Ridley Scott movie, which was simply titled Robin Hood. Unfortunately we did not really get into this version of Robin Hood quite as much as we did previous movies, although it was good to see that Russell was willing to have a go at a much more realistic Robin Hood accent, although many people felt he sounded ridiculous.
Well, the next actor we are going to see having a crack at the legend of Robin Hood, is the very promising actor Taron Egerton, who will play the lead role in the upcoming new movie Robin Hood, which we are sure is going to change its title in the future. Taron will share the big screen with the likes of Jamie Dornan, Jamie Foxx, and Eve Hewson, among others, with the movie set to hit the big screen on March 23, 2018.
We feel that we should also give a mention to some of the other Robin Hood actors from down the years, including Jonas Armstrong, who played the role in the Robin Hood television series, and Cary Elwes, who played the character in the 1993 movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Who is your favourite Robin Hood?