Shooting for this film was postponed so that Taron Egerton could film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) first. The director wanted Taron Egerton as Robin Hood so much that he decided to postpone filming so that he could still play the title character.
YouTube sensation Lars Andersen of Denmark was hired to teach the cast archery. Lars Andersen is famous for creating a YouTube video where he demonstrates extraordinary archery skills, earning him the nickname 'Real Life Legolas'. Most notably, Lars is able to hit incoming arrows in flight and shoot and hit 3 marks while performing a single jump from the ground. To increase his speed he uses an ancient technique that requires him to shoot with his draw and not cross the arrow on the bow like modern archers do. This technique is used by Robin in the film.
Released 110 years after the first Robin Hood film, Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1908).
The set and costume designers were instructed to make everything one-third historically correct, one-third contemporary, and one-third futuristic, to achieve the movie's unique look.
The Moor character was not a part of Robin Hood folklore until the 1980's when he was created for the UK TV show; 'Robin Of Sherwood'. A few years later the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) saw the show and mistakenly assumed him to be factual, which led to Morgan Freeman's character.
Jack Huston, Jack Reynor, Dylan O'Brien, and Nicholas Hoult auditioned for Robin Hood before the role went to Taron Egerton.
When filming in Dubrovnik (Croatia), Jamie Foxx was having dinner with his friends when two drunk locals approached his table and started throwing racial insults at him. The restaurant manager came, threw the men out and called the police and the two men ended up in jail. Despite this single negative event which showed the good and bad of some local people Jamie Foxx unsurprisingly kept posting on his social media how amazing the country is and how wonderful people there are.
A large fire destroyed the set in Budapest with only a few weeks of shooting to go, so the remainder of production was quickly moved to Paris.
Nearly 95% of the costumes were hand-made by Julian Day and his team. Their work obviously began with the makeover of Robin and his famous hood.
Due to its critical and financial shortcomings, partnered with its modern take on classic source material, numerous publications compared the film to 2017's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
As Nottingham is a city full of horses, the film's production also required a number of well-trained horses able to negotiate tight turns. The trainer Laszlo Juhász oversaw a team of more than 70 horses, including a magnificent Black Fresian ridden by the Sheriff of Nottingham and the "Castano" of Robin Hood, a 13-year-old Purebred Spanish (PRE), a breed known for his elegance, intelligence and lush mane.
Gaite Jansen, Lucy Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw were considered for the role of Marian before Eve Hewson was cast.
As of November 25, 2018, Robin Hood has grossed $14.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $8.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $23.2 million. It has grossed over $23 million against a production budget of around $100 million.
With a production budget of around $100 million, Deadline Hollywood already listed the film as a box office bomb, blaming the poor reviews and recycled property.
Released eight years after the last film based on the Robin Hood folklore; Robin Hood (2010).
The film omits two of the most commonly used character in Robin Hood adaptations: Prince John and King Richard.
To create the lowlands of Nottingham, Jean-Vincent Puzos was inspired by the favelas of Brazil, these chaotic shantytowns where millions of people live. These poor, anarchic-looking neighborhoods are made of an immense multi-level structure connected by rope bridges. With a curved length of one hundred meters, the three storey wooden structure supporting the slum took more than three months to build.
It is in Budapest, in an 83 year old wine cellar, that the chief designer Jean-Vincent Puzos and his team built the dusty catacombs that house the apartments and the library of Brother Tuck. The decor is inspired by the post-war German artist Anselm Kiefer.
Filming began on February 20, 2017 at different locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and in Le Raincy, France. Filming concluded on May 19.
The Robin Hood character has benefited from several cinematographic adaptations. Among the most famous are: Robin Hood (1922) by Allan Dwan, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, the Walt Disney Robin Hood (1973), Robin and Marian (1976) by Richard Lester, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) by Kevin Costner, Mel Brooks's satirical Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) with Cary Elwes, Robin Hood (2010) played by Russell Crowe, or the comedy Robin des Bois, la véritable histoire (2015) with Max Boublil.