'The Last Duel' Trailer Breakdown: The Power of Men

The battle for the truth is upon us as the first trailer for "The Last Duel" dropped yesterday with Matt Damon and Adam Driver dueling to the death.

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

The Last Duel: Trailer Breakdown

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An epic medieval swordfight is set to take place this fall, and in the meantime, 20th Century Studios has given us a little preview by releasing the first trailer for "The Last Duel." This duel is for the pride of two men, and the life of one woman. A 14th-century knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) will be facing-off with a squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver). Yes, you read that correctly. Damon versus Driver in a fight to the death. What reason would a knight ever have to fight his own squire? You're about to find out.

"The Last Duel": Trailer Breakdown

The trailer kicks off with Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), wife of knight Jean de Carrouges, accusing a squire of coming into their home and attacking her, among doing other things. With such a bold allegation being asserted towards squire Jacques Le Gris, some form of action must be taken. Before anything has really been decided, Jean de Carrouges requests a trial by combat with Jacques Le Gris. By making this request, he not only puts his own life at risk, but if he loses, his wife dies as well. The most insane part about this situation...it's based on a true story. The duel between Sir Jean de Carrouges and squire Jacques Le Gris was the last legally sanctioned duel in France's history.

© 20th Century Studios

© 20th Century Studios

In this nation, the men are the ones who have all the power. Jean de Carrouges is choosing to fight for his pride at the risk of his wife being burned alive. Though she's the one who's been attacked, she's also the one at this time in history with no power to do anything. And yet, she has the most to lose. As far as who will win this clash of brutes, it's anyone's game. Driver certainly looks bigger than Damon, and if it were based on who would actually win between them, our bet would be on the former Kylo Ren. But, in this story, Driver is the squire and Damon is the knight, so there's no question the odds are in Damon's favor. Watch the new trailer below.

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The Last Duel



October 15, 2021

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