Thursday, February 10, 2011

Channing Tatum's Roman centurion costume and props from The Eagle on display...

In The Eagle, Channing Tatum stars as a young Roman centurion, 'Marcus Aquila', in 2nd century AD Britain on a quest to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father's legion, the Ninth, twenty years previously.

Original costume worn by Channing Tatum
and film props featured in The Eagle
Channing Tatum The Eagle centurion film costume
The Eagle movie costume and props exhibit
The Eagle Roman centurion helmetThe Eagle Channing Tatum Roman costume
The Eagle Roman centurion movie costume
The Eagle Roman centurion costume
The Eagle movie prop exhibit
This 2011 movie is based on the 1954 historical adventure novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth, which is itself based on the legend of the Legio IX Hispana (Ninth Spanish Legion) which is alleged to have disappeared in Britain around AD 117.

The Eagle movie poster
The Eagle movie poster
Michael O'Connor was costume designer on The Eagle and you can also see his costume designs in The Duchess.

Roman centurion costume worn by Channing Tatum
as Marcus Aquila in The Eagle
Centurion costume The Eagle movie
The Eagle Channing Tatum displayChanning Tatum The Eagle movie costume
The Eagle Roman centurion costume
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If you like this centurion costume, be sure to also check out Russell Crowe's Roman Gladiator costume.

The Roman legion's eagle standard featured in the movie
The Eagle standard movie prop
This eagle standard prop is what the movie is named after and is what Marcus Aquila travels beyond Hadrian's Wall and into Caledonia (Scotland) to recover, to restore his family's honour.

Original weapon props featured in The Eagle movie
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The Eagle movie props
The Eagle movie bone club props
This selection of weaponry was featured in the movie and was photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on February 7, 2011. The metal swords and shields are used by Roman centurions and bone clubs and knives by Scottish Pictish tribesmen.

Be sure to come back soon to see more costumes from The Eagle, including more outfits worn by Channing Tatum and his co-star (and British slave) Jamie Bell.

Buy the movie: The Eagle

Buy the book the movie is adapted from: The Eagle of the Ninth (The Roman Britain Trilogy)

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