Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

Shazam

DC Comics might finally have a franchise the whole family can enjoy. The trailer is here SHAZAM!, which tells the origin story of the iconic super-hero and his teenage alter-ego, Billy Baston (Asher Angel).

Baston is a troubled foster kid who gets his powers after a chance encounter with a wizard. Now whenever he yells the word “shazam,” he turns into a brawny, spandex-clad hero with the strength to rival Superman’s. Of course, such god-like powers in the hands of a teenager can lead to comedic scenarios as seen in this trailer. For one, Baston has to learn basic super-hero techniques (flying) while preparing for a showdown against the nefarious┬áDr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

Unlike previous DC films, SHAZAM! looks to have a clear tone in making this a light-hearted family affair. If that sticks, they could potentially have a unique property that captures every demographic.

The challenge down the line will be evolving the character when Shazam interacts with other DC heroes and later realizes he has to become serious in dealing with the coming cosmic threat that is Darkseid.

SHAZAM! will be released on April 5, 2019.

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To build we have to destroy? The ante has been upped for Warner Bros. “Monsterverse” with the emergence of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah in the first trailer for Godzilla: King of Monsters.

We learn that Earth is experiencing a mass extinction event of our own doing. To save us, a paleobiologist named Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) proposes we unleash the hidden “Titans,” apparently our new word for Godzilla and friends. Unsurprisingly, she and her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) are kidnapped by a mysterious organization who have sinister intentions for the creatures.

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As this is the first trailer, we’re only allowed teasing images of Mothra, Ghidorah and Rodan. However, what we do see looks gorgeous. The battle is being fought on an Earth that’s torn asunder. Mothra has an angelic, soothing appearance while Rodan flies with the force of a hurricane. And Ghidorah, presumably our main antagonist, descends on the planet like the Beast of Armageddon.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters in May 2019.

ThePredator

The Predators have returned — and with some terrifying genetic upgrades. Taking place between Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010), this story begins when a kid (Jacob Tremblay) somehow triggers the Predators’ return to Earth. As if that wasn’t daunting enough, they have infused themselves with DNA from other species, making them bigger and more deadly. The trailer also hints at continued tribal factions among the Predators, as the genetically modified ones clash with their smaller brethren.

The tagline promise a “reinvention” of the character from director Shane Black. I’ll settle for the franchise just having a good movie — it’s been awhile. The Predator hits theaters on September 14.

Blackkklansman

There’s a certain poetic irony in the idea of a black detective going undercover to take down the Ku Klux Klan. No, this isn’t from the imagination mind of a creative writer. It comes via the true crime work of detective Ron Stallworth, who in 1978 infiltrated Colorado┬á chapter of the Klan by duping Grand Wizard David Duke.

This film boasts an all-star ensemble with Jordan Peele producing, Spike Lee directing, and starring John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son), Adam Driver (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi) and Topher Grace as David Duke.

BlacKKKlansman hits theaters on August 10.

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If you’re still emotionally drained from Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp are back with a new trailer to lift your spirits.

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This time, we get a little more insight into the villainous Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen). After Dr. Hank Pym opened up the Quantum Realm, Ghost stole his technology and plans to use it for a world takeover. The previous trailer displayed her stealth capabilities in walking through walls. This time we see her fighting prowess against Ant-Man (Scott Lang) when she sends him careening through a wall. Speaking of fighting skills, we get to see the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) putting in work and why her presence is essential to taking down Ghost.

Longtime comic fans also get a treat with the debut of Goliath (played by Laurence Fishburne). Apparently, Goliath was an older scientist/hero in the MCU and humorously trades size stories with Ant-Man.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6.

 

CloakandDagger

And then there were two. We finally have an official trailer for the upcoming FreeForm Marvel series Cloak & Dagger, starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph. For the uninitiated, the story revolves around two teenagers from contrasting backgrounds brought together by newly acquired supernatural powers. As their bond deepens, feelings of love and the tragic history of their powers further complicate matters.

What are these said powers? Cloak is the living personification of darkness and can use it as a deadly weapon that envelops enemies and manipulates environments. Dagger is his opposite in that she personifies light and uses it to create weapons (as briefly seen in this trailer).

It’ll be interesting to see if show opts for a main antagonist like the Netflix shows, or goes the route of the early 80s comics which focused on the duo combating the drug trade. All questions will be answered when the 10-episode series debuts on FreeForm June 7.

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In the early 80s, there was no concept of a female Hip-Hop star. That changed with Lolita “Roxanne Shante” Gooden, who emerged from the Queensbridge projects on the strength of the classic “Roxanne Roxanne.” Her story finally┬átakes center stage with the new trailer for the biopic Roxanne Roxanne (March 23).

The Netflix original was written and directed by Michael Larnell, and produced by the makers of Fruitvale Station and Dope. The films stars Nia Long, Mahershala Ali and newcomer Chante Adams as Shante.