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"His time is now." Okay - this is cool. Disney has released a new, 30-second TV spot for Marvel's Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, and the entire thing runs in reverse. You need to see this! Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the Sorcerer Supreme, a comic book superhero that gains special mystical powers after meeting "The Ancient One", played by Tilda Swinton. This also features Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Adkins, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Benedict Wong. I needed to post about this TV spot because it's so clever and so cool. I love that they even run the dialogue backwards, I'm impressed Disney went with this. Hopefully it means they're excited for everyone experience this movie.
"Where do I get the feeling you're enjoying this?" Paramount recently debuted this new 60-second TV spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, directed by Edward Zwick, bringing back Tom Cruise again to play the character created by author Lee Childs. He's joined by actress Cobie Smulders as Susan Turner, along with a cast including Robert Knepper, Aldis Hodge and Holt McCallany. The first full trailer for this sequel was quite promising, and this new TV spot rehashes some of that same footage with a few extra shots. They're selling this mostly with the angle of Reacher-is-a-badass like John Wick or Jason Bourne, who can take out anyone even though everyone underestimates him. Let's just hope the script is up to par. Fire it up.
"Let's save the world!" Disney debuted a new extended TV spot for the musical Moana during their Rio Olympics coverage. This musical is the latest from Disney Animation and co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker (of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog) and is an adventure about a kick ass Hawaiian princess named Moana. We also finally get a good look at the big villain, the Lava Witch, who seems pretty gnarly in this. Auli'i Cravalho voices Moana, and the rest of the cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Phillipa Soo, Temuera Morrison, and Jemaine Clement. So this looks like it might actually be really good, with lots going on in the story. What are those coconut monsters?!
"We're going to have so much fun together!" It's almost time! Warner Bros has released a new TV spot for David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie, which hits theaters in one month. The spot reminds everyone to buy their tickets in advance starting this Friday. You can find out more and buy your tickets on the official website. David Ayer's Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara plus many others. I still love that they're using Queen in the marketing for this movie, it really makes this feel like it's going to be awesome. Here's to hoping. Who's planning on seeing this opening day?
"Look all around you and see… Deep in the forest, there dragons will be." Oh my goodness, this looks soo wonderful. Disney has unveiled a new TV spot for David Lowery's live-action take on Pete's Dragon, and it's an extended 60-second spot. Oakes Fegley plays Pete and we actually get to hear him singing in this trailer and it's so magical it will make you smile instantly. There's also a few new shots of Elliot the dragon, but this is really just an exciting little glimpse of the movie. The full cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall and Isiah Whitlock Jr. It seems Disney is very confident with the movie that Lowery made, and is happy to start showing more and more of it leading up to the release later this summer. I'm pretty damn excited to see it myself, if I may say.
"Can you imagine what we'll find?" "Aliens hell bent on killing us?" In addition to the recent final trailer, Paramount has unveiled three excellent TV spots for Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond sequel - arriving in theaters in late July. Thankfully there's no Rihanna song distracting from the movie, instead we get some impressive footage from this upcoming space adventure that looks like it may actually be much better than Into Darkness. The full cast includes all the returning Enterprise crew members: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin. Newcomers this time are Joe Taslim, Idris Elba, and Sofia Boutella as Jaylah. I'm really digging the epic feel of this one, bring it.
"The world is at war. We need the perfect weapon." Universal has released at least three new action-packed TV spots to promote the upcoming late summer release of Jason Bourne, bringing back Matt Damon as Bourne and Paul Greengrass as director. All the footage we've seen for this so far looks pretty damn good, and these latest spots tease even more of the plot. The full cast includes Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed. One of the TV spots seen below drops a big hint about the "Iron Hand Program", which Nicky describes as "even worse than before". It seems Vincent Cassel is a part of that program, but we don't know much else about it yet. I'm really looking forward to seeing this.
Worst heroes ever! Warner Bros has started airing the first two TV spots for the comic book action movie Suicide Squad, starring a bunch of villains. This is going to be so badass. I'm loving all they've showed us so far. David Ayer's Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara plus many others. These first two spots mostly use footage we've seen before in the trailers, but they're still cool to see. I'm seriously hoping this movie is as good as it looks, and I hope it blows up big at the box office, because that would be fantastic. It's a big test to see if a movie with all villains works. Enjoy.
"Food has always wanted to come home with us… But they had no idea what was really in store." Sony has released a fun extended 60-sec TV spot for the upcoming animated R-rated comedy Sausage Party, about some hot dogs on the loose. The huge voice cast features Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, David Krumholtz and others. I've been excited about this ever since the rave reviews out of SXSW, and the more footage they release, the more excited I get. It looks so raunchy and hilarious, I can't wait to see it.
"They're not that nice." This looks like so much crazy, wild, wicked fun! Shane Black doing what he does best - making R-rated comedies. Warner Bros has debuted another new TV spot for Shane Black's The Nice Guys, the 70's action comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. This is a cool TV spot because they set it up like an old TV commercial for the "Nice Guys Detective Agency", including a phone number you can actually call. We saw more footage from this at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and it seriously looks hilarious, I can't wait. Crowe said that Ryan Gosling channels Gene Wilder in this, and he laughed more on the set during filming than he has the rest of his entire career. I'm there opening night. Fire this up below.
"She has arrived." Fox has unveiled a new 30-second TV spot for Independence Day: Resurgence that features a bit more of Brent Spiner as Dr. Brakish Okun, and has a fun moment with Bill Pullman as President Whitmore getting his own time with one of the aliens. The full cast includes Jeff Goldblum back as David Levinson, Jessie Usher as Dylan Hiller, Liam Hemsworth, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vivica A. Fox and Sela Ward. While there isn't much more revealed in this spot, I am still kind of excited to see this. I know it doesn't look as good as the original, of course, but it still looks like it might be entertaining. I love sci-fi epics. I want to see what kind of firepower they have this time, and so on.
"There's never been a better time to visit our great city." Whoa! Now these are cool TV ads, not just your conventional TV spots. Turkish Airlines has debuted two different 60-second TV ads that are also promoting Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Each spot is a travel ad for visiting either Gotham City, hosted by Wayne Enterprise CEO Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck; or Metropolis, hosted by Lex Corp's CEO Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. There is mention of Metropolis' "heroes" and they show Superman flying around. I just love the way these TV spots are presented, like they're naturally a part of the world, and an airline deal is totally normal. They run back-to-back on TV and are very effective. I want to visit Gotham!