Is the gigantic ghost which overhangs the tower at the end of “Kaamelott – First part” that of King Ban, father of Lancelot? In the film’s audio commentary, Alexandre Astier discusses fan theory.
We are at the end of Kaamelott – First part. After having suffered a bitter check against Arthur and having fled, Lancelot takes refuge in King Ban’s Tower, a vestige of his father’s castle, no doubt to hatch new plots there. When he arrives there, he can observe at the same time as the spectators the presence of a gigantic vaporous silhouette around the ruined citadel.
For most fans who discovered the film in theaters, there was no doubt that this ghost was that of King Ban, Lancelot’s late father. Information that Alexandre Astier himself officially confirmed in the audio commentary of the film, now available on DVD-Blu-ray. Accompanied by two of his children, he returned to the whole of his First Part, and in particular to its conclusion:
“Indeed, this castle is haunted”, he said, referring to the suspicions that Guinevere had about the place, at the start of the feature film.
“People weren’t sure if it was spoiler or not, but he’s haunted by Lancelot’s dad, King Ban, who will also be returning in the sequel.”
This information, which will undoubtedly serve as a formality for most fans who have anticipated Astier’s response, in any case allows us to glimpse the new challenges that await Arthur Pendragon and his knights in the rest of the trilogy. Who from Lancelot, his father King Ban or Méléagan (also back in the post-credits scene of the film) will give the king of Kaamelott the most trouble?
Find more details and secrets behind the scenes of Kaamelott – First part in the DVD-Blu-ray bonuses.
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