New 'King Arthur' trailer features Led Zep and plenty of action

Charlie Hunnam finally gets the chance to pull the famed sword from the stone in the new preview.

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The new trailer for "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" came out swinging on Monday, with plenty of "Game of Thrones"-style action set to the Led Zeppelin song "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."

"Sons of Anarchy" fans know well that Charlie Hunnam is experienced playing a rising leader with family issues. He gets to do so again here, with another dead father and another male relative -- this time it's Uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) taking charge.

The trailer includes the famed scene where Arthur proves his birthright by pulling the sword from the stone, and there's also a near-beheading scene that will give "Thrones" fans Ned Stark flashbacks.

Guy Ritchie directs and co-wrote the screenplay, which also features Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere and Eric Bana as King Uther Pendragon. "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" comes to theaters May 12.

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