Guy Ritchie, who has recently found commercial success with his Sherlock Holmes films, is now being asked by Warner Bros. to kick off a King Arthur universe of films that includes not one, not two, not three, not FIVE, not six..wait. Yeah. Six installments.

Do we need six King Arthur films? No. But do we WANT six King Arthur installments? Also no. But it would appear we're getting them, and while Ritchie hasn't been formally announced as the director of six films (the studio has to draw the line somewhere), it's thought that the series is his to lose.

So now The Avengers has some competition! From the Spider-Man universe, Batman vs. Superman BS, and the Fantastic Four. And King Arthur. And probably Ant-Man or something as well.

Exciting times for people who hate original films.