The tale of King Arthur and his trusted wizard, Merlin, isn't new to the big and small screen. From the likes of Sean Connery
's wise portrayal of the king in First Knight to the comical version of Stanley Tucci
's Merlin in the Transformers
franchise, the duo has been portrayed by actors. While some portrayals left fans with a displeased after-taste, there have been versions that are well-liked and often regarded as being better.
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Over the years, the famous characters from the classic tale have gone through many renditions. Some movies focus on the more historically accurate versions while others amp up the fantasy and magical elements. Don't be surprised if the wizard Merlin isn't the same white-bearded and old man that he's commonly known as.