Universal Pictures has scheduled a May 14, 2010 release for director Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
The other releases scheduled for May of 2010 so far are Iron Man 2 (May 7), Shrek Goes Fourth (May 21) and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (May 28) – so there’s no direct competition for these four films yet.
Crowe plays Robin of Loxley in an origin story of Robin Hood that hews close to historical facts of the period. Abandoned as a child, he finds community with the common people of Nottingham. Robin’s abandonment and trust issues hamper his ability to fall in love. He meets his match in Marian (Blanchett), a strong, independent woman.