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"C'mon, got something better to do?" "What a ride!" "Let's play!" Awesome. Warner Bros has unleashed another new trailer they're calling the "Blitz" trailer for David Ayer's Suicide Squad, featuring a fantastic assortment of DC villains in an action-packed, dark comedy super-villain R-rated comic book movie. There's a tiny bit of Joker, but they're still saving him. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Common, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara and many others. This looks better and better the more we see, I think, it looks like it's going to be oh soo much fun with some killer action beats. I can't wait! "Don't forget, we're the bad guys."
"I wonder, what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?" What a line! Warner Bros has debuted another new full-length trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the next new Harry Potter spin-off franchise launching this December, once again directed by David Yates (who also directed The Legend of Tarzan out this year). Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who winds up letting loose a suitcase full of magical creatures in New York City in the 20s. In this trailer we finally get to meet more of the cast including Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and Colin Farrell, among others. It still plays like a teaser but I admire the way the score builds and becomes the centerpiece along with the impressive footage. This actually looks pretty darn good. Enjoy.
From his mind to the big screen. DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the first image from their upcoming project Trollhunters, their latest collaboration with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro imagined and started developing Trollhunters a few years back, around the time he sold The Strain, the vampire trilogy he wrote with Chuck Hogan. "I wanted very much to develop a story that could be written for kids but dealt with a genre that was scary," Del Toro initially stated. "It essentially combines fairy tales with modern times and is about how difficult it is to be kid." This first photo seen below shows two of the main characters from the movie, a sword-wielding human and a big (supposedly friendly) troll. Check it out.
"I's hearing all the secret whisperings of the world…" Disney has unveiled a full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg's latest adventure, The BFG, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book of the same name about "Big Friendly Giants". Ruby Barnhill stars as Sophie, a young girl who encounters the Big Friendly Giant and befriends him because he's different than the other giants (he doesn't eat boys and girls). The cast includes Mark Rylance as The BFG, plus Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton and Ólafur Ólafsson. This new trailer following that brief teaser looks quite spectacular, as expected from Spielberg, but it still has that half-CG feeling to it. I'm still curious to see this - can't resist Spielberg. Enjoy!
Fight like hell. This isn't so much a live-action trailer as it is an impressive VFX cinematic trailer, but it's worth featuring anyway. This new trailer is for the latest version of the popular Doom video game and it's made by director Joe Kosinski (aka Joseph Kosinski), the same filmmaker that directed Tron Legacy and Oblivion. Kosinski has been working on a number of projects recently including the next Tron sequel, a Black Hole remake, a Gran Turismo movie, and Twilight Zone, but in the meantime he has partnered with Bethesda Softworks to work on this marketing for the video game. Fire it up below and enjoy some action.
On March 6th in 2009, Zack Snyder's Watchmen opened in theaters. The movie ended up being a modest success – earning nearly $200 million worldwide on a $130 million budget, with 65% on Rotten Tomatoes – but it would later develop more of a cult following on home video, with a "Director's Cut" and eventually an "Ultimate Cut" with a run-time of 215 minutes. Watchmen was released a year after Marvel Studios' Iron Man and several years before The Avengers and the big boom of superhero movies as we know it. As the film celebrates the 7th anniversary of its release, let's take a look back at how Watchmen paved the way for Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman movie, and perhaps the entire DC Extended Universe itself.
"It' a weird family." Burton gets back to being weird with his next film, titled Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from a series of young adult books about "bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys." Now we get to see some of those bizarre photos about a peculiar family, with a few first look shots revealed for the film arriving in theaters this fall. "Weird kids: It's something that I’ve dealt with and been interested in for a while," Burton tells EW. The cast includes Eva Green, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Ella Purnell, Asa Butterfield, plus the kids: Lauren McCrostie, Pixie Davies, Cameron King, plus twins Thomas and Joseph Odwell. I like invisible kid the most. Meet them below.
It's almost time for a new Richard Linklater movie! To celebrate the occasion, Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is going all-out with a new Mondo poster and a special line of beer that they'll be selling at Drafthouse theaters. The new Mondo poster comes from artist Matt Taylor and it's a rather trippy design, fitting for the film that is supposedly similar in vibe to Linklater's Dazed and Confused. The new beer is made by Austin Beerworks and is described as a "dry-hopped Texas Common Beer", available around Austin soon. "Paying tribute to Rick's latest with a one-of-a-kind beer from one of my favorite breweries? It's exactly the kind of project that excites us and blurs the line between work and fun," stated Tim League.
In theaters in just two more weeks is the mysterious sci-fi movie 10 Cloverfield Lane, produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, directed by Dan Trachtenberg. We've been posting some of the marketing for the movie, including TV spots and the trailer, and we're still very excited to see this and find out what's going on. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars, along with John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr, in this sci-fi thriller about a girl brought into an underground bunker where she's told that it's only safe in there. Our friends at SlashFilm have unveiled a new poster for the movie, also showing in IMAX at release, with art by Ape Meets Girl inspired by imagery from the footage released so far. I'm very curious to find out the truth!
Meet the agents of chaos. Even more unique posters from Ben Wheatley's High-Rise worth featuring. This latest batch is a set of four character posters for Wheatley's movie about a high-rise building that represents the hierarchy of economic classes in society. There's one for Jeremy Irons as Anthony Royal, at the very top, plus Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, Luke Evans as Richard Wilder, and Sienna Miller as Charlotte Melville. A few weeks ago I wrote that High-Rise has the best posters of the year so far, and that's still the case, especially with these trippy kaleidoscopic designs. They've done such an excellent job selling this movie, the more we get, the more I'm looking forward to finally seeing it. Check out the posters below.
Finally, the truth comes out. No, 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a Cloverfield sequel. In fact, it has nothing to do with Cloverfield (the original 2008 monster movie), producer J.J. Abrams finally admits: "This movie is very purposefully not called Cloverfield 2, because it's not Cloverfield 2." However, what he's getting at here is the "bigger picture" concept behind why Cloverfield is in the title and what they're going for: "there is a bigger idea at play for us with these movies and this connection." Essentially, movies made by Bad Robot that end up with "Cloverfield" in the title or synopsis are part of a series of "monster movies" that deal with a big sci-fi threat - not specifically the same monster. Abrams finally cleared the air about what to expect.
"I love that you don't care how much money a person makes, you care what what they make." It's finally Oscar Week! Get your Oscar pools ready. Despite the arguments, debates, and discussion about who didn't get nominated, the selection of Academy Award nominees for 2016 is impressive. The Best Picture nominees are a great mix of some of the best films from last year: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, and Spotlight. Our friend the "SleepySkunk" has whipped up this new supercut recap of the 2016 nominees to get you in the mood for the big show on Sunday. Enjoy!
What a Brazzle Dazzle Day! Disney has unveiled a teaser poster for director David Lowery's new remake of Pete's Dragon. The original Pete's Dragon film is a Disney classic from 1977 featuring a mix of live-action and animation, and this new movie will also be a hybrid. My first thought is that this reminds me of Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, in a warm and fuzzy way, not a bad way. This reimagining takes us on an adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Sounds like fun. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar winner Robert Redford. The first trailer debuts on ABC this Sunday, so check back.
They're backkkk!! Production is now underway on the Marvel Studios sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with James Gunn directing once again. Shooting has started and Gunn states, "I couldn't be more stoked." Gunn dropped the first official photo on social media, not actually a still from the movie, but rather an on-set shot showing the whole gang back together again. Chris Pratt returns as Star-Lord, joined by Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, plus Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper voicing Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Everyone's favorite intergalactic heroes can be seen silhouetted in the image below, with more to come as they continue filming over the next few months. Marvel is aiming for release in 2017.