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"It's truly a remarkable story. If you love movies like Hoosiers, Rudy and Remember the Titans, you should see Eddie the Eagle." That's the perfect quote from Drew Brees to help sell this sports movie to the masses. Fox has unveiled their official Super Bowl TV spot for Eddie the Eagle, which is hitting theaters at the end of the month. Kingsman star Taron Egerton stars as Eddie Edwards, the titular "Eddie the Eagle" - England's first ever ski jumping athlete. The full cast includes Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny and Jo Hartley. This Big Game-themed spot features actual football players such as Kurt Warner, Russell Wilson & Drew Brees. They're really pushing this film, and I'll still say it looks damn good.
"There is no limited to what desperate men will do when pushed." Today FirstShowing gets to exclusively debut a new TV spot for John Hillcoat's heist film Triple 9, starring an impressive cast including Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Clifton Collins Jr. and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This TV spot focuses primarily on Kate Winslet's character, who provides most of the dialogue heard in this, seemingly being one of the main coordinators behind the heist. Winslet is also nominated for an Oscar this year. There's quite a bit of intriguing footage in this, but I'm still excited to see the film. "It is about brothers betrayed by the secrets they keep for others." Watch it below.
"You've been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which cannot be neglected. Hurry…!" Disney has debuted their very vibrant TV spot for Alice Through the Looking Glass that will be airing during the Super Bowl this weekend. This sequel to Disney's live-action Alice in Wonderland is directed by "Flight of the Conchords" veteran James Bobin, and the entire cast from the original returns. They even use the voice of the late Alan Rickman, who plays the Blue Caterpillar, which is a bit manipulative considering he just passed away a few weeks ago. Mia Wasikowska is back as Alice, along with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Michael Sheen voicing the White Rabbit, and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat. I dig the shot of all the hanging clocks/watches. Fire this up.
"Enemies will unite. Worlds will collide." Legendary has debuted the first official TV spot for the upcoming Warcraft movie (even though we already posted an international TV spot previously) based on the World of Warcraft games. Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code) directs this massive fantasy epic, involving a giant battle between Orcs and Humans, starring Travis Fimmel, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Paula Patton & Dominic Cooper. The more we see of this as we get closer to release, the better it looks, the rendering of the Orcs is actually starting to get to the level of Avatar. Take a closer look at the footage in this. Don't give up hope yet! This is still a Duncan Jones movie, and I expect it to be entertaining at the very least. Enjoy!
"Nobody's gettin' hurt!" Fox has debuted another ridiculous new TV spot for Tim Miller's Deadpool movie, adapted from the Marvel comic book character. There's a tiny bit of new footage – they're billing this as the hot new TV spot with a "Round House Kick"! – but this is also excellent because of the absurd bookends with Deadpool and the roses. They must've cut this for some Valentine's Day promo or something. Ryan Reynolds plays the Merc with a Mouth, joined by a cast including Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, + Andre Tricoteux as Colossus. I'm still looking forward to this! Looks like crazy fun.
"Tell me - do you bleed?" The marketing for this movie is definitely designed to rile up fans. Zack Snyder took to Twitter to drop this dark new TV spot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, tagging it in connection with the NFL Playoff games (during which it will be shown). The TV spot is just a scene from the movie, showing Batman (played by Ben Affleck) arriving by Batmobile, clipping Superman (played by Henry Cavill), bouncing off of him and crashing. The two briefly come face to face, but then it cuts. Some footage we've seen before of Batman in the Batmobile is also from this scene. Similar to the dream sequence that aired before the other trailer, this one is the perfect tease to get people talking. Which side are you on?
"Stay down! If I wanted it, you'd be dead already." Warner Bros in Japan has released a new 30-second TV spot for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which the announcer just calls "Batman v Superman". It features mostly footage we've seen before, but no shots or mention of Wonder Woman at all, almost entirely footage of Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) fighting, and yelling at each other. This is definitely their marketing angle for Japan, whereas in the US it seems to be more about the "Dawn of Justice" side, and all the heroes we're going to meet. I'm still looking forward to seeing this.
"When the world's biggest star goes missing, only Hollywood's biggest names can solve the mystery…" Universal has debuted a new 60-second TV spot for Hail, Caesar!, the fun new comedy from the Coen Brothers hitting theaters in February. The first trailer for this hit a few months ago and won over pretty much everyone, as it looks like they went all out making fun of some of the best years of Hollywood. George Clooney stars with Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Emily Beecham, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin, Clancy Brown, Jonah Hill and Tilda Swinton. What a cast. There isn't much more revealed about the mystery, but everything about this still looks amazing. The "most dangerous comedy of the year."
"This has a chance to change all of our lives…" 20th Century Fox has debuted a few new TV spots this last month for the upcoming release of David O. Russell's new film Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, the young single mother who invents the Miracle Mop. David O. also reunites with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper (the same trio from both of Russell's Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle previously), plus the ensemble cast of Joy includes Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. The film started showing to critics this past weekend and seems to be getting some good buzz. Now they're reading to roll it out to the public coming up this Christmas. Still interested?
"Simply submit a video of your most life-like ape imitation." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a TV spot for the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes sequel, but it's actually more of an announcement for a contest they're hosting to win a walk-on role. The TV spot features only behind-the-scenes footage of the film currently shooting, since it's a major production and they just started a month ago (and it doesn't come out until 2017). Actor/filmmaker Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, joins director Matt Reeves in the video to introduce the contest and remind everyone that the next Apes movie is already in production. One winner will receive a chance to come to set, wear a suit and actually become an ape in the movie. That's awesome.
"What I've seen… we all need to run." This TV spot is all about Finn, and boy oh boy does this look amazing. We're past the point where I suggest not to watch if you want to go in as fresh as possible, because more and more footage is showing up online every day. Lucasfilm's latest 30-second TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens features Finn, played by John Boyega, preparing to battle a one of the new First Order stormtroopers. There's also another awesome shot of Han, played by Harrison Ford, talking with Finn about how he's not yet ready, plus some cool shots of Chewie and BB-8. One month to go if you can hold on.
"There are stories about what happened…" Get ready! It's almost here. If there was a time when I'd say we're starting to see too much from Star Wars, this is it. This is the TV spot where it starts to feel like, you know what, better to save the rest of it for the movie theater in just about a month. This fourth TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, includes even more new footage showing another temple and an awesome shot of John Boyega in the Falcon, along with Daisy Ridley piloting it. In addition, a photo was posted via Reddit of a display at Disneyland that describes the details behind the villain Kylo Ren's red lightsaber. This was a big argument for a while, and this kind of settles it. Have at it.
For the Horde! Take another look at this upcoming video game adaptation from director Duncan Jones. Legendary has released the first international TV spot for the epic Warcraft movie, which is promoting a full international trailer debut. There are a few bits and pieces of new footage in this compared to the full trailer which hit last week. This movie is finally being revealed to the public in a very big way after they've been quietly working on it for over a year, and reactions seem mixed so far. Warcraft stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. I actually like this more than the other trailer, it plays more dramatic, more epic. Check it.
"Nothing will stand in our way. I'll show them the Dark Side." One more TV spot with some fresh footage for those who are still watching. Lucasfilm debuted this TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, during primtetime last night featuring a few bits of footage. More than anything this focuses on the friendship that we'll see grow between Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Finn, played by John Boyega. There's also an awesome moment where Han hands Rey a lightsaber, and that's not revealing much beyond hinting where this story might be going. I also love the flute theme at the beginning of this spot, so lovely. I get chills the more we see! Only a few more weeks to go until The Force reawakens.