Must Watch: Theatrical Trailer for Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys & Aliens'

April 14, 2011
Source: Apple

Cowboys & Aliens Trailer

"You go get our people back!" Universal has debuted the full theatrical trailer on Apple for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, based on the Platinum comic books, starring Daniel Craig and a whole host of other awesome actors, including Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano and even Clancy Brown. Given we've already seen a badass teaser trailer and plenty of posters, we all know what this is about, so let's just get right into it because this looks awesome. Can the line-up of this summer's movies get any better? Everything really looks great so far, and this in particular looks so damn fun! Bring on the summer season!

Watch the full theatrical trailer for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, in high def from Apple:

You can also download the Cowboys & Aliens trailer in High Definition on Apple

Craig plays Jake Lonergan, a stranger with no memory of his past who stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. But the town is soon invaded by aliens and Jake must pull together a posse comprised of former opponents to combat these extraterrestrials. In addition to Daniel Craig, Cowboys & Aliens also stars Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Clancy Brown and the legendary Harrison Ford as Col. Dolarhyde. Jon Favreau is directing this adaptation from a screenplay co-written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci & Damon Lindelof. Universal is bringing Cowboys & Aliens in only 2D to theaters starting on July 29th this summer.

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I need a kleenex

Zak Ellstad on Apr 15, 2011


Lol I was going to ask "what for?" but... I already know. 😉

Alex Billington on Apr 15, 2011


so its Jason Borne in the wild wild west with an ID4 vibe...

Jason Avery on Apr 15, 2011


Almost! It's Jason Bourne's Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind in The Wild Wild West. ID4 - global alien invasion with random people, who almost all know each other, coming together to defeat the aliens Close Encounters - isolated alien abductions and the random people coming together search for answers and those taken

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


Bourne wannabe bond? sounds familiar...

Jim on Apr 15, 2011


Looks pretty bad-ass! I can't wait!

Spider on Apr 15, 2011


james bond in the desert

Quynh Truong on Apr 15, 2011


how? Craig has been around long before his role as Bond.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


we get that you know movies....just chill out for once you uptight monitor muscled douche

L3onidas on Apr 15, 2011


"uptight monitor muscled douche" that is genuinely funny. good show. If Quynh would have elaborated on "James Bond in the desert" then I'd have replied to him differently.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011



Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


your wrong. "uptight monitor muscled douche" isn't funny. it has no flow, no snap, no clarity. I seriously have no clue what it means. Although your response about Craig being around before Bond is just as puzzling, as it completely misses the point.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


Akirakorn, from what I've noticed some people had no idea who Craig was until Casino Royal...and they only know him as Bond. that was my reasoning in attacking his comment.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


lets say if he didnt know who Craig was before james bond, why would you be attacking him? to show you know more about movies than him? now lets say if he did, wouldn't it be easier(and slightly more humorous) to refer to the most obvious reference as opposed to say "hey, its that guy from layer cake in the desert"? this is probably the 1st time i've seen you show any kind of unjustified animosity towards anyone on this site. sounded pretty douchy to me. but thats just me.

lego on Apr 15, 2011


@Lego is my reply to him really that bad? I mean its not in my opinion that bad...

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


how does james bond have anything to do with this trailer...hmm, daniel craig currently plays james bond, and they're cowboys, so its set in the desert....big deal.....right? no. apparently he's been around way before he played bond so he should be recognized and appreciated more for everything he's done in the past...mmm? who cares... in hindsight you probably didn't mean it negatively, internet doesnt convey tone very well....unless you start typing in caps or italics...who knows. but then you attack someone whos defending the o.p., ...and say "they only know him as Bond. that was my reasoning in attacking his comment" ...douchy w.e, you're probably a nice guy, seeing as to how you've contributed to discussion/ideas on this site. just remember none of this really matters in the end......and i'm just really bored enough to bother replying to your replies.

lego on Apr 15, 2011


@Lego, I was simply asking how Quynh got the Bond vibe from this trailer. Elaboration is what I wanted...then L3onidas came in and the rest is rock and role history.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


Uhh wasn't that Quantum of Solace?

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


Good lord Oliva Wilde can act. I'm in.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


How exactly can you make that conclusion from this trailer?

CastorTroy on Apr 15, 2011


cause she's hot! duh! XD

Da305kratos on Apr 15, 2011


Because she has been in a lot of different movies and each one she has done a great job...and this looks like yet another win for Wilde.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


looks awesome!

ozzie on Apr 15, 2011


God Damn that looks like so much fun. This is the kind of summer movie I want!

CisforCinema on Apr 15, 2011


1 ticket please.

Jace on Apr 15, 2011


Disney/Marvel did a bad thing kicking Favreau to the curb. Looks ridiculous. I'm in.

Quazzimotto on Apr 15, 2011


Orci, Kurtzman, Favreau, Craig and Ford. Awesome. I'm in.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011



KLO on Apr 15, 2011


You have to hit the "play button".

Jace on Apr 15, 2011

30 Daniel Craig is so badass, I would be SO gay for him if I couldn't find myself to be totally straight for him already.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


Yes please!

Guest on Apr 15, 2011


I just really hope the action isn't bland. John didn't do that great of a job with action on Iron Man 1 and especially on 2. I'm still wanting to see this though

Chris A. on Apr 15, 2011


yeah man, like remember that fight scene with black widow and those guards? ehh

Jonah on Apr 15, 2011


Did they use the same composer from Iron Man as well? hahaha The guitar sounds very familiar but I like it.

Chris A. on Apr 15, 2011


Those were samples from "Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave.

RoguishOne on Apr 17, 2011


Not being picky, but "You can also get the Rise of the Planet of the Apes teaser in High Def on Apple" is an error. After the embedded video 😀

Rags 'n Ram on Apr 15, 2011


Good catch R&R....

DanTheMan on Apr 15, 2011


Am I the only one that is reminded of the video game Prey? I only played the demo, but all of the abduction scenes in the movie give me flashbacks of the game. I know that the comic came out first, and both properties' concepts originate from the 90s... blah blah. This isn't a post about originality. I'm sure as hell gonna see this, and know it'll be a damn good movie; just wondering if I'm the only one seeing this particular connection.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


ya know... it looks awesome and im going to be there opening night but there is still this faint smell of suck coming from somewhere.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


this movie is a little odd for me

stfugtfo on Apr 15, 2011


but han solo is in it so im gonna see it

stfugtfo on Apr 15, 2011


Am I the only one who thinks this looks terrible? With such a solid cast, I'm pretty disappointed. Plus, doesn't that whole Olivia Wilde without clothes scene seem like a huge spoiler? I'm not familiar with the source material but that shot seems like it could be a huge give-away. If you can't figure it out and you're actually excited about the movie I'll save you the potential spoiler.

Tofer on Apr 15, 2011


Let me hazard a guess: she's about to reveal her real form as another, decimated, alien race, and is five seconds from being sucked up into a spaceship.

RoguishOne on Apr 17, 2011



Barnaby Barrilla on Apr 15, 2011


one reason to step into a cinema again and i bet i won't be dissapointed. W00t w000000t 😀

Redguy on Apr 15, 2011


I was all like... yeh yeh cool cool summer mov - whoa is she nake? Ticket please. Genius Trailer.

Surssly on Apr 15, 2011



Chazzy on Apr 15, 2011


I'll see this once READ THE NOVEL.. THEN SEE THE not you'll be lost

The J on Apr 15, 2011



Manuel on Apr 15, 2011


I almost never post but why all the comparisons to Bond, Bourne, ID4 etc, when no one has mentioned the unerring similarities to Outlander. A stranger in a historical period, fighting an alien menace. Yep, it's all there. The only real difference so far is James Caveizel's character KNEW he was different. Well ... that, and this actually looks like good fun!

Mr B on Apr 15, 2011


Olivia Wilde - how she shot to A-list so quick, impressive.. its like the thinking mans Megan Fox... then she had to go take her clothes off. 🙁 As for the film, it looks boring..

Dominic on Apr 15, 2011


Anyone who bought the first Audioslave album and likes "Gasoline" will find the second part of the trailer distracting.

havehope on Apr 15, 2011


im in, mostly for the great casting and favreai's ability to devliver popcorn action.

rocKKicker on Apr 15, 2011



M.K. Nielsen on Apr 15, 2011


I just can't get to much into it. You are taking cowboys with pistols and riding horse's that have one guy with one alien weapon against the aliens that appears to have made the guys weapon and have much more fire power speed and everything better. Cowboys couldn't even mount a defense. Its a little to far fetch to me.

Flbball23 on Apr 15, 2011


it's about aliens invading arizona and the use of colt 45 six shooters is what kills it for you?

indyjack on Apr 15, 2011


Aliens should know by now that Earth is a bad choice to invade.

TTumMM on Apr 15, 2011


Really am i the only who needs to ask? Does everyone else know?! ok then....Still dont get it Why do you need a Kleenex Zac? Is it because the trailer was sooo Horrible or was it that power of awesomeness that it brought a tear to your eyes?!

Shelby on Apr 15, 2011


He had a mangasm ...needs to clean up

McWilly on Apr 15, 2011


Get the popcorn ready. I'm there.

cinemabandit on Apr 16, 2011


Is it just me, or was that chick naked in one scene?!?

confuser on Apr 17, 2011


by the looks of it she was nude in front of a bunch Apache's I thinks

Anonymous on Apr 17, 2011



A5J4DX on Apr 20, 2011


This looks like a big maybe.

Eric81375 on Apr 20, 2011


Alex, what do you mean "and even Clancy Brown" ? He was OK in Starship Troopers and even B, C, and D list actors need roles.

Stevebeer60 on Apr 23, 2011

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