Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

TheLastJedi_Rey

There’s a lot to unpack from the just-released official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

We start with Luke Skywalker beginning his training of Rey and being horrified of the natural ability she possesses. Why? Because it reminds him of the power that was unleashed during the destruction of the last Jedi Academy (committed by Kylo Ren and the First Order). We see images of the temple burning and will likely get flashbacks of the whole incident.

We also see Rey seeming to confront the mysterious General Snoke, and getting the worst of it. Snoke’s voiceover has him marveling over someone’s power, but is it Rey or Kylo’s?

Speaking of Kylo, he has a lot of making up to do after getting bested last movie by a light saber rookie. He looks to be doing that in spades with a space battle sequence that mirrors Luke’s destruction of the first Death Star. However, this time the target appears to be Princess Leia. Will Kylo’s promise to “bury the past” mean killing both his parents?

Finn is well-recovered from his injuries and locked in a duel with General Phasma. This is an intriguing battle for several reasons. One, Finn appears to have progressed from comedic and skittish sidekick to a capable fighter and leader. Second, we get to see how deadly Phasma is in hand to hand combat, which she has to be considering her place in Snoke’s army.

Finally, we have what I believe is misdirection in Kylo appearing to offer his hand to Rey for an alliance. I can’t see them giving that away in a trailer, meaning this is possibly two separate scenes (Kylo in the burning temple and Rey training with Luke or facing Snoke).

All questions get answered on December 15.

Advertisements

Cyborg_Aquaman_JusticeLeague

The world can’t be saved alone. That theme forms the basis of the latest trailer for Justice League, aptly titled “Heroes.”

Like most ensemble films, we get glimpses of the heroes struggling to succeed on their own, driving home the importance of joining forces to take out the cosmic threat of Steppenwolf. Also, the fallout of Superman’s death in Batman vs. Superman looks to play heavily into the cinematic universe.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17.

 

ThePunisher

Let the brutality begin. After arguably stealing the show in Daredevil season 2, Frank Castle returns to NYC looking for revenge on those responsible for the murder of his wife and children. That hunt leads to a grand conspiracy which Castle must take apart while staying one step ahead of the police.

As evident from this clip, we can expect this to be the most violent series Marvel has ever produced.

The release date is still confidential, but we can confirm the series will be out before the end of 2017.

 

JusticeLeague

As much as we’re ready to tackle a forthcoming infinite war next year, we all have more urgent business coming this November. Warner Bros. utilized this weekend’s Comic Con event to drop the official trailer for the much anticipated Justice League movie.

Living in a world without Superman, the remaining meta humans are tasked with taking down the godlike Steppenwolf. For those unaware, Steppenwolf is a general from a hell-like world known as Apokolis. His leader, Darkseid, has yet to be seen in the films, but we glimpsed the dystopian future he created during the flashback sequences in Batman v Superman. Steppenwolf has killed several League members before in the comics, so he presents a deadly challenge to a group that doesn’t have Superman to rely on.

Or so we think. The ending of this trailer gives a not so subtle hint that the Man of Steel may return to save the day.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17.

GOT_season7_Beric

Where to begin? If you thought the first trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones was intense, this second installment might just give you a heart attack.

Sansa bookends the trailer, which emphasizes her importance to the season. Her conflicted look and the whisperings of Littlefinger remind us she’ll have to make a heavy decision on where her loyalties lie. We get glimpses of the fiery seige on King’s Landing from Daenarys’s forces, complete with a cool shot of Jaime Lannister charging through the flames.

The most mysterious storylines come when we venture North. We see Jon brooding and hear his voice speaking on the importance of an alliance (probably to Dany). The Hound and the Brotherhood of Banners look to be taking the fight to White Walkers. Arya’s location is anyone’s guess, but I’d wager she’s headed to King’s Landing to take out Queen Cersei.

Winter is here on July 16.

Nakia_Shuri

The King of Wakanda sure knows how to make an entrance. Earlier tonight, fans were treated to a teaser trailer giving us a first look at the much-anticipated Black Panther film. We get glimpses of all the main antagonists: the potential usurper Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), the villainous “Master of Sound” Klaw in the opening (Andy Serkis), and the powerful Man-Ape (Winston Duke), seen yoking up a hapless victim. We should also note another adversary in usual ally W’Kabi, who is seen walking at Killmonger’s side (Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame).

On the heroes side, the ladies are well represented. We see the return of the statuesque Ayo (Florene Kasumba), who you’ll remember from Civil War when she warned Black Widow to move. This time, we see what happens when someone doesn’t get out of her way. Also on hand and ready for battle from Panther’s Dora Milaje (personal female bodyguards) are Nakia (Lupita Nyon’go) and Okoye (Danai Gurira), his gray-haired mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and daughter and heir to the throne Shuri (Letitia Wright), who comes to battle equipped with twin hand cannons.

In other words, we might have a game-changer on our hands concerning Marvel. Just from the teaser, this feels entirely different from all the previous films. The ideas of preserving cultural identity and fighting off exploitation look to be central themes. And unlike previous heroes, Panther is very unique in that he also has to do battle politically on the international stage.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 18.

Cersei_GOT

All the buildup is done.

Now the real war begins. If you thought your anticipation for season seven of Game of Thrones couldn’t get any higher, this breathtaking first trailer should do the trick. In a sense, the trailer probably tells us how the entire season will unfold. First we have everyone beating their chests and proclaiming why they’re the rightful heir to the throne. Then something catastrophic happens (the Walkers coming south?) that finally brings everyone to their senses in that they need to unite to bring down this other-worldy force.

Will Cersei play along? Can Jon and Dany unravel their shared history? What part will our favorite young assassin Arya have?

Some many questions and the answers begin on July 16.