Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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That first superhero gig is always tough. In the third trailer for Spiderman: Homecoming, we find Peter Parker embarking on his first crime-fighting excursions and seeking to validate his worth to mentor Tony Stark (Iron Man). The danger increases and we’re left wondering if Spidey is in way over his head when nearly killed by The Vulture.

Spiderman: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.

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For those Star Wars fans needing a holdover until The Last Jedi’s Christmas release, look no further than Battlefront II.

Electronic Arts listened to the fans and have added an intriguing single-player mode that puts you in the character of Iden, an elite stormtrooper who leads a group of Empire loyalists after the Death Star’s destruction. Add to that an expanded multi-player mode, new favorites like Rey and Kylo Ren, and new customization modes that will surely give Star Wars fans the immersive experience they crave.

Battlefront II hits stores on November 17.

 

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Our favorite saga returns this Christmas with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey is beginning her Jedi training with Luke Skywalker. Finn is off to parts unknown to recover from near death at the hands of Kylo Ren. Speaking of Kylo, let’s hope he’s leveled up after getting his ass handed to him by a Force rookie in Rey.

The most interesting part of the trailer comes with Luke’s statement of “The Jedi must come to an end.” That begs the question — is Luke training Rey to save the galaxy or purge it? We’ll find out soon enough.

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Is third time the charm? Look, if we’re honest, we can admit that the Thor movies haven’t exactly set the world on fire. Sure, they’re tolerable, but they’ve always felt like holdovers and nonessential while we wait for the big dogs (Captain America, Iron Man).

Thor: Ragnarok might change that. Reportedly, the storyline will factor heavily into Infinity Wars via this film’s focus on the Reality Gem. The tone, from the font of the title to the musical selections, shows a strong influence from Guardians of the Galaxy. We have a sinister villain in Hela (Cate Blanchett), marking the first time in the Marvel universe we see a woman possessing this type of cosmic power. And finally, parts of the well-received Planet Hulk comic storyline will get to play out in this movie.

No confirmation yet on the release date.