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.
Finally over on the small screen, FX gave fans their first glimpse of the upcoming mutant drama, Legion. The trailer hints at a fair amount of head games, along with explicit references to mutants.
Legion, developed for TV by Noah Hawley, is slated to premiere on FX sometime early 2017.
Because Warner Brothers executives get paid by the number of trailers they cut (I swear, I’m not even posting all of them), the studio also unveiled a new one for the forthcoming Lego Batman Movie. Spun-off from the box-office hit The Lego Movie, the preview centers on Will Arnett’s Batman adjusting to that new ward (Michael Cera) he inadvertently adopted. Also featuring Ralph Fiennes’ voice of reason as Alfred. Not featured, since some good things must wait, is Rosario Dawson’s Batgirl . . .
The Lego Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay, opens February 10th, 2017.
And now Doctor Strange looks even more trippy . . .
At their San Diego Comic Con panel, Marvel Studios released a new trailer for their fall film Doctor Strange. The new preview emphasizes Stephen’s training in the mystic arts in full mind-bending detail. In addition, it features a fuller glimpse of Chiwetal Ejiofor’s Baron Mardo and Benedict Wong’s Wong. Also an awesome trick with a cape.
Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, opens on November 4th 2016.
Since Hollywood has no monopoly on such things, here’s a teaser with some Slavic flavoring.
Also, a bear creature, since you know, Russia . . .
Guardians, directed by Sarik Andreasyan, will be released in Russia on February 23rd, 2017.