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"Why are you here?" "I had a run in with a space alien." 20th Century Fox has debuted a new TV trailer, a 60-second spot, for Shane Black's new The Predator movie. We only just got the very first teaser trailer for this a month ago, and it's scheduled for release in September, so it's good to see some more new footage here. The big reveal in this is that there's a second Predator that appears out of nowhere at the end. What in the hell…? The ensemble cast is lead by Jacob Tremblay, who "accidentally triggers" their return to Earth again, along with Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Lochlyn Munro, Thomas Jane, Boyd Holbrook, Jake Busey, Keegan-Michael Key, Niall Matter, Trevante Rhodes (from Moonlight), plus Edward James Olmos. Looks good. You might want to check this out - it's a cool reveal.
"So what's your name, anyway?" Disney + Lucasfilm have released an amusing new 45-second TV spot for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring quite a bit of new footage not yet seen in the past two trailers. There's a scene at the beginning of this TV spot in which it's clear Han is meeting Chewbacca for the first time (after the train heist). And then there's another fun scene later on where they're playing cards together. There's a few other tiny touches like this and cool shots, and I'm liking what they're showing us. Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo, and the full cast includes Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Warwick Davis, Clint Howard, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. This really looks like so much fun, I'm not so worried, can't wait to see this. Fire it up below.
"The end is near…" "We're going to need some help." Holy crap! Disney has released a new extended 60-second TV spot for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, which opens in just a few more weeks. This TV spot is the most epic look at this movie yet, with so much happening in just 60 seconds of footage. If you're not pumped for this yet, this should get you excited. Infinity War stars everyone in the Marvel movies: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Dave Bautista, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. Who's going to live? Who's going to die? By the end of this month we'll know what will happen. Bring it on.
"Home stay home." Universal has debuted a new TV spot to promote the Olympics featuring footage from the new animated version of The Grinch. We still haven't seen an actual trailer for this movie yet, so this is our first look and it's a fun 30-second spot showing off the furry green character. This version of Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is being made by Illumination Entertainment (of Despicable Me, Minions, Pets, The Lorax) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Christmas meanie The Grinch. No other official voice cast has been revealed yet. The footage is all themed specifically for the Olympics and likely won't show up in the actual movie, but at least it's something to start with for now. I'm also not sure why the teaser poster shows a very young Grinch - perhaps we'll see his origin story in this, too? We'll have to wait to find out. For now, check out the new TV spot below and enjoy your first look at The Grinch movie in theaters this November.
"An entire universe. Once and for all." Disney + Marvel have unveiled a new 30-second TV spot during the Super Bowl for the Russo Brothers' most epic team-up superhero movie yet - Avengers: Infinity War - opening in theaters this May. We've already seen one official trailer late last year, but this TV spot has a few new glimpses. I love the shot of Iron Man swooping in and taking Dr. Strange's shield. And what is Spidey climbing on? This stars (everyone you know): Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Tessa Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Paul Bettany. This is worth a watch just to get a feel for what's to come. Enjoy.
"Not many people know what they'd die for…" Universal has aired a first look at the gnarly action movie Skyscraper as a Super Bowl TV spot, with a full trailer coming soon. Skyscraper stars Dwayne Johnson as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. When a fire breaks out on a big tower in China, he's framed for it, and finds himself on the run while trying to save his family trapped inside the skyscraper. That's a crazy plot, totally absurd but obviously designed as pure summer movie entertainment. The cast includes Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell, Roland Møller, Kevin Rankin, Byron Mann, Chin Han, Paul McGillion, and Adrian Holmes. As much as I thought this might be awful, it doesn't look so bad. Full trailer can be seen here. Check this out.
"So you want to make a difference?" "Trust me, you're going to love it." Disney + Lucasfilm have aired an official Super Bowl TV spot to tease the new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, directed by Ron Howard, and starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. This is finally our first look at any footage from this movie, which hits theaters in May, since we've all been waiting to see something for so long. The full cast includes Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian (that jacket!!), plus Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Warwick Davis (of course), Clint Howard, and Joonas Suotamo returning as Chewbacca. Damn, does this look good! Solo! I'm crazy hyped already. The full trailer can now be seen here, so check that out for even more footage. Give this spot a shot and let us know your thoughts.
"Could you survive?" Paramount has revealed the official 60-second Super Bowl TV spot for the thriller A Quiet Place, from director John Krasinski, who also stars in the movie. The film is about a family living quietly on a farm, keeping to themselves. Some kind of monsters have taken over the world but they only hunt by sound, so if you stay quiet they can't find you. This new spot doesn't show much more than the first teaser trailer, but I am SO into this, so much. Emily Blunt stars, along with Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds (who you may recognize as the fantastic deaf actress from Wonderstruck). This is a very cool TV spot with Krasinski being interviewed as well, but I wish it showed a bit more footage. Take a look below.
"It's expanding, threatening everything." Paramount has released an extended TV spot for the Super Bowl weekend, to continue to hype up the release of this sci-fi adaptation. Alex Garland's Annihilation arrives in theaters next month, and they've been teasing this with more and more footage in featurettes and trailers. Annihilation stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who travels with a group into a special place known as "Area X" where the laws of nature don't apply. Adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's popular novel. This also stars as outstanding cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, and David Gyasi. The final line in this about "it's not destroying" is a pretty slick reveal. I'm so ready to see this already, just counting down the days until it's out.
"I can't go on, and I can't go home… so where else is there?" StudioCanal UK has revealed a new 60-second trailer for the indie drama The Mercy, which tells the story of a humble man who takes an unfinished boat on a race around the world for an adventure. We posted the first UK trailer last fall and it looks mildly enjoyable, with some inspirational moments. This film tells the triumphant, inspiring, incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who decided to take on the task of competing in the 1968 Golden Globe Race - sailing around the world solo. Colin Firth stars as Crowhurts, and the cast includes Rachel Weisz as his wife Clare, along with David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Tim Downie, Andrew Buchan, Genevieve Gaunt, Adrian Schiller. I'm not really into this one too much, but it might be worth a look.
"Is it me, or is he considerably bigger?" With the big games this weekend, Warner Bros revealed a new TV spot for Rampage, the live-action version of the 80's video game about apes and monsters destroying city buildings. It's just a 60-second spot but it contains a bit of new footage not seen in the first trailer for this. From the director of San Andreas and Incarnate, Rampage follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye, played by Dwayne Johnson, who shares a bond with the big white ape George. Suddenly something weird causes him to start growing. Also starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Joey Thurmond, and P.J. Byrne. This reminds me of Pacific Rim, but it doesn't look very good, though maybe it will be fun. Maybe?
"Do you trust me?!" Disney aired this new TV spot for Ava DuVernary's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle, during the Golden Globes show tonight. This is a rather intense, thrilling new spot with fresh footage we haven't seen. I'm pretty dang excited for this! Looks like some big sci-fi with the Disney touch. The story follows Meg, her brother, and her friend, who are sent into space by three peculiar beings in order to search and find their missing scientist father. Starring Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, Oprah Winfrey, Bellamy Young, Mindy Kaling, Rowan Blanchard, Levi Miller, André Holland, Daniel MacPherson, Will McCormack, Deric McCabe, along with Storm Reid as Meg. What an exciting TV spot, fire it up below.