New Clip From King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Features David Beckham

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"This is the worst piece of acting I have had the misfortune to witness", one social media user harshly commented. With Ritchie's King Arthur poised to gallop into theaters on May 12, the rebellious filmmaker paused to reflect on his particular talents and where they might best be aimed after he tackles Disney's live-action retelling of Aladdin.

"I flew myself to England and I basically showed up at his front door and said "listen, we're going to talk about this because I think you might be making a bit of an error here". To whet your appetite ahead of the movie's release Warner Brothers Pictures have released a new extended trailer.

Another said "I think David Beckham's cameo in King Arthur has kind of put me off watching it".

Beckham, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder known for his bending kicks, plays the soldier Trigger in the sword-pulling scene.

The ex-Manchester United star responded with a defiant tweet saying: "It was a pleasure to work with the @kingarthurmovie team on such an wonderful film #KingArthur".

In the short vid we see Becks responding to King Arthur who is played by Charlie Hunnam.

Manson attributes Charlie's good looks to the success of their friendship. Guy Ritchie's directing style seems to be fluid and, above all things, original.

"I trust him", Beckham said. Though it will leave us searching for him in Guy's next movie.

"You've got to honor the essence of the narrative for the story to resonate", Ritchie added.

Of his role, Beckham told the U.K.'s The Times, "I had 13 lines and practiced a huge amount beforehand". "I don't have a lot of close men friends at my round table, so to speak". Hunnam is eminently watchable as the Excalibur-wielding Arthur, here revealed to be born in very humble surroundings.

But at the movie's premiere in London, the British movie-maker was keen to back the sports star, who worked with an acting coach for the role.