As part of today’s The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, Disney released the first trailer for Episode VIII. As with most initial views it is mostly teaser, but still, it’ll give fans shivers . . .
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, opens December 15th.
Today Marvel Studios unveiled the initial trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. This first footage is solidly focused on Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder who it appears is about to undergo another of his periodic humblings. The trailer wisely de-emphasizes Loki (headgear change noted with approval, though) in favor of new characters Valkyrie, The Grandmaster and especially Cate Blanchett’s Hela (who looks fantastic). The trailer also suggests that the film will arrive with Taika Waititi’s signature quirk intact.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson & Jeff Goldblum. The movie, directed by Taika Waititi, opens November 3rd.
This morning Warner Brothers released the first full trailer for this fall’s Justice League movie and it, well, looks like a Zack Snyder film.
But hey that split second snippet of Amber Heard’s Mera looked cool.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller & Ray Fisher. The film, directed by Zack Snyder, opens November 17th.
During this evening’s Kids’ Choice Awards (?!?) DC dropped the final trailer for this summer’s Wonder Woman solo movie. Highlights include an extended glimpse of Paradise Island and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor deadpan reactions to Diane’s heroics.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film features Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Robin Wright and, it seems, a variety of takes on what an Amazonian accent sounds like.
Wonder Woman opens June 2nd.
Well, the first one was set (rather haphazardly) to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so scoring the latest to “Amazing Grace” is a logical progression . . .
Oh and another fleeting glimpse of Stephen Merchant’s Caliban.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, opens March 3rd.
I am Groot.
Also Mantis, some tentacle creatures and a frustrated Rocket Raccoon. So you know, shoud be good times.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, opens May 5th, 2017.
Not as excited as you wish you could be for Batman’s next live action bow in Justice League? Well, there is always The Lego Batman‘s more whimsical take on The Dark Knight. The latest trailer reuses some material from the previous but provides plenty of new clips as well, including Zach Galifianakis’ Joker and Rosario Dawson’s Barbara Gordon.
Oh and apparently Jenny Slate is playing Harley Quinn, which means I’m actually looking forward to seeing Harley Quinn for a change.
Staring Will Arnett and Michael Cera, directed by Chris McKay and written by a host of screenwriters (including Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of the brilliant Bojack Horsemen), The Lego Batman opens February, 10th 2017.
In non-superhero comic book adaptation news, today also brought the first trailer for Wilson, based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Terry Zwigoff’s film of Clowes’ Ghost World was one of the best movies of the 00’s, featuring a career best performance from Steve Buscemi while introducing many viewers to a young actress by the name of Scarlett Johansson. Will Wilson be as well praised or receive a more muted response along the lines of Zwigoff/Clowes’ followup Art School Confidential? We shall see in the spring.
Wilson stars Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern. Clowes wrote the screenplay. The film, directed by Craig Johnson, opens March 24th, 2017.
For those needing a little more excitement in their Thursday, Disney released the latest and final trailer for December’s Star Wars film. New footage includes the first good look at Mads Mikkelsen’s character, some family background for Felicity Jones’ heroine, Ben Mendelsohn pontificating before a certain Sith Lord and sweeping panoramic shots. Oh and a bit of action as well . . .
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards opens December 16th.
Lord Vader has returned. Fleetingly for now, but damn . . .
Last night, during the Olympics, Disney premiered the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One. Like the first it emphasizes the gritty, war style which director Gareth Edwards has said was his intention. Also it gives viewers a better taste for the other Rebels which will be making up Jyn’s squad, including a first look at the new droid.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens December 16th.