The upcoming Viking saga The Northman is high on my list of must-see flicks with its blood stained and violence filled aesthetic of the latest trailer that hit a while back. I’ve been longing for an epic period sword swinging battle flick for some time now and it looks like this film from director Robert Eggers will most likely scratch that itch.
New key art has debuted today in preparation of the movie’s April 22nd release in theaters which shows off leading man Alexander Skarsgård and the rest of the cast in all their Viking period splendor. Take a peek at the new poster below!
The Northman is based on a Scandanavian legend that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet and also boasts an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy. Eggers also co-wrote the script along with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.
Skarsgård is in fantastic shape here as he plays a Viking prince who is exiled after his father is killed leading him to go on one massive quest of vengeance that features enough blood and dismemberment to satisfy all bloodthirsty crowds. There’s no denying the Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian vibe with this one and it certainly looks like it won’t shy away from showcasing the violent set pieces so if you’re squeamish at all, you’d probably do yourself a favor and boycott this one. As for me, this one’s right in my wheelhouse.
“Conquer Your Fate” as The Northman will slice its way into theaters on April 22, 2022. Take a look at the official trailer below!