The past few years Netflix has stepped their game up on delivering riveting films. Last year, they made an impact on the Academy with Alfonso Cuarón’s heartbreaking tale of a housekeeper from Mexico in Roma.
But that’s just the beginning for their Fall platform. This week, the streaming service released a trailer for their upcoming film The King and it contains quite an impressive cast including Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, as well as Joel Edgerton. And ever since, fans have been losing their minds over the footage.
Here is the trailer for The King and a breakdown of why it has the internet repeating “All Hail the King.”
Twitter reacts to Netflix’s The King trailer
Most of the internet buzz was caused by the two male leads and their interesting new look in the film. Specifically, Timothée Chalamet and the new Batman himself, Robert Pattinson.
Some of the best reactions from the footage involved Robert Pattinson’s new look in the footage. While some made fun of his long hair (which clearly is a wig), others found him attractive and the comments are outrageously funny.
So the trailer for All Hail the king came out and I would like to announce my sexual orientation is now Robert Pattinson in a suit of armor pic.twitter.com/0IWWPeEnD6
— Aubrey Jowers (@hiimhobbes) August 27, 2019
ROBERT PATTINSON IN THE KING OMFGJKDOWJD pic.twitter.com/Nzjw29vfHi
— red (@pattinsonbats) August 27, 2019
me disguising my self as one of the war horses so robert pattinson can ride me in the king pic.twitter.com/HP13NZkKvh
— red (@pattinsonbats) August 27, 2019
Why does Robert Pattinson in The King trailer look like prince charming from shrek pic.twitter.com/S82J4VjFRH
— Haaris (@HK_Sweeney) August 27, 2019
— batsuit 🦇 (@ofPatrochilles) August 27, 2019
me showing this gif to my sister who has no idea what the king is about: look! it’s robert pattinson!
my sister: is he a vampire again? pic.twitter.com/sYUO6qguLA
— becca (@laurieslaurence) August 27, 2019
Then there was Timothée Chalamet, who had the internet flipping out over his haircut. Those who grew up in the ’90s remember the “bowl cut” being a strange fad. Well, seems like Chalamet is the only person who can wear it and still make it seem fashionable.
— ۵𝓒𝓸𝓻𝓪 ۵ 🌹🌟𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓮 𝓜𝔂 𝓛𝓸𝓻𝓭 🌟🌹 (@coralieschieble) August 27, 2019
what she says: i'm fine
— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) August 27, 2019
still thinking about timothée chalamet’s bowl cut pic.twitter.com/qPtlyYWRoV
— a (@amy_alcazar) August 28, 2019
turns out i would still date a man (timothee chalamet) if he had a bowl cut
— Homey Thee Clown (@coolgirldel7) August 28, 2019
— Jasmine 陳郗敏 (@realjasminechan) August 27, 2019
Beyond the male leads and their popular hair, many were also excited about Lily-Rose Depp being a part of the casting mix. With comments about her clothing and just her being in the film in general.
Not to mention some are jealous because Depp and Chalamet are dating in real life.
i live for lily-rose depp with a plucked hairline in a horned headdress in the new trailer for the king pic.twitter.com/lHg59sRun9
— hautelemode (@hautelemess) August 27, 2019
timothée chalamet, robert pattinson and lily-rose depp in the king… they got me they got me yeah pic.twitter.com/erjeSWfdcl
— brooke ✧ (@jasonscrouse) August 27, 2019
(1) Feel free to correct me but I feel like there’s always more “buzz” about male actors than female ones? The trailer for “The King” was released today and (as expected) there were so many positive comments for Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson. No mention of Lily-Rose Depp
— Isabella Cowell (@isabellarcowell) August 27, 2019
i’m not going to watch the king because lily rose depp is in it and i hate to be reminded of her and timothee chalamet canoodling
— xana mongeau (@danidothedishes) August 27, 2019
Bowl cuts and internet reactions aside, the film does look visually stunning from a cinematography standpoint. On top of this, it feels confidently directed by David Michôd – who previously worked on War Machine, which also was released on Netflix.
Timothée Chalamet is the real reason to be hyped for this movie though. The Call Me By Your Name and Beautiful Boy star seems to be giving another groundbreaking performance here and for that alone, we should keep an eye on this as Oscar season approaches.
The King will release in select theaters and on Netflix sometime in the Fall.