Asked about the confusion over who Russell is in fact playing, Grazer said “The two role confusion is that what Robin Hood does is he sees Nottingham in battle very early in the movie and Nottingham dies. And Robin Hood takes over the identity of Nottingham. Thats how it plays out.” Grazer went on to call the film “an origin story” for the characters.
Hmm. So Robin Hood sees the Sheriff die… then takes over for the Sheriff… then… spends the rest of the movie stealing from, and trying to catch, himself? Is there angel dust involved? Will he kill the alter ego by shooting himself in the mouth with an arrow a la Fight Club? We have no answers yet, but I’ll tell you this: never trust a guy with hair like Brian Grazer’s. Except to steal your coke and smell like cigarettes.