OPINION: Too Many Robins Spoil The Soup
So what of the four big companies' interests of making more Robin Hood movies? It's not like they're running out of ideas - are they?
The last time we saw a movie was the 2010 film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe as the titular Robin and Cate Blanchett as Lady Marian. We certainly don't need another version and retelling of a guy who fights for his people against a corrupt figure.
Not to be outdone we have yet another company, FreemantleMedia North America, who bought the rights of a series of novels by Angus Donald called The Outlaw Chronicles; another Batman Begins style rip-off for television. Can we stand the glut or are we going to regurgitate and re-imagine over and over again until we're sick of it?
So here's my two cents: leave the legend be. Let enough time pass (10-15 years) so we can feast on another version. You can't have 20 courses of meals in a day without getting sick to your stomach. The same goes with these new films and TV series.