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"Haven't a clue? Let's play a game, just Me and You…" Its been quite a long time since anyone has hidden something in a movie trailer. But it's no surprise that there's a hidden message in the first teaser trailer for The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. Especially considering one of the best viral marketing campaigns in Hollywood history was for The Dark Knight (run by the legendary 42 Entertainment). The teaser for The Batman introduces us to Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, with one shot of Colin Farrell as Cobblepot. But there's one other villain teased - The Riddler, also known as Edward Nashton, being played by Paul Dano. There are a few scenes involving notes left "To The Batman", and of these clues at a crime scene is a card from "Your Secret Friend". And inside there's a riddle - along with a threatening message about the "LIAR". Does the code hidden in the card mean anything…? Yes it does! A game designer / puzzlecrafter on Twitter named Mike Selinker figured it out and explained how he solved it using brute force. Find out below.
"Now 5000 years later… I'm free." In addition to all the exciting new footage from Wonder Woman and Batman, Warner Bros has released an early promo teaser trailer for Black Adam at the DC FanDome event this weekend. They haven't filmed anything yet (delayed production start due to the pandemic) but they did cut together a motion-graphics trailer, featuring the voice of Dwayne Johnson, to introduce everyone to this character. The character was intended to originally be introduced in David Sandberg's Shazam! movie, but they decided to make another standalone movie to focus on Black Adam's origin story itself. Other DC characters, including the Justice Society of America, may factor into the plot of Black Adam. In addition to Johnson, the only other actor cast so far is Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher. This is just a short teaser, but it's a cool way to tell the story of this big guy. We probably won't see real footage until next year anyway.
"I'm vengeance." Warner Bros has revealed an awesome first teaser trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman as part of the DC FanDome virtual event this weekend (along with WW84 and Snyder Cut trailers). The movie hasn't even finished filming - they had to stop earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic - but will resume later in the fall. Reeves introduces the film: "We're in year two, it’s the Gotham experiment. What can he do that will finally change this place; he is charting what he’s doing and not having any of the affect that he wants to have. That's when the murders begin to happen…" Reeves' The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, along with Andy Serkis as Alfred, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Jeffrey Wright as Gordon, plus Colin Farrell as Cobblepot, Paul Dano as Nashton, John Turturro as Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard. Not only a stellar cast, but this looks tremendous - as expected with Reeves at the helm. Such a dark, gritty, somber vibe to this but all the better. Fire up that rad Batmobile! Check this out.
"He's never fought us… Not us united." Warner Bros & HBO Max have debuted an official teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League, also known as "The Snyder Cut". This new version includes heaps of new scenes, freshly shot footage, and is quite different than the version of Justice League that Joss Whedon finished & released in 2017. And apparently it will be released as a four hour epic movie - or four one-hour episodes to watch on HBO Max next year. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film's extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon; as well as Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Ray Porter as the villain Darkseid. This does look like something else entirely, which is pretty cool to see. And I just dig this "Hallelujah!" trailer. Nice one, Zack.
"You know the deal…" Warner Bros has revealed a teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes first look at James Gunn's new The Suicide Squad movie, a standalone sequel to the original Suicide Squad from 2017. This ensemble anti-hero DC action comedy boasts one hell of a stellar cast, bringing back Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. With a whole bunch of other talent: Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Michael Rooker, Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, David Dastmalchian, Mayling Ng, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Sean Gunn, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Joaquín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, and Taika Waititi as King Shark (hell yes!). Each and every one of them gets introduced in this "roll call" teaser, but there's no actual footage yet. Only a few glimpses in the second video (below). As a first look and character reveal, this is awesome! Definitely got my attention with Weasel and Polka Dot Man and Mongal and Bloodsport and all the others.
"This world is not yet ready for all that you will do… Your time will come, Diana. And everything will be different." Bring on the return of DC! Warner Bros has unleashed a second trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 during the online DC FanDome event (instead of Comic-Con) held this weekend - the very first trailer dropped last year. This highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins' blockbuster hit Wonder Woman movie (from 2017) is a bit more light and energetic this time. Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince, also known as "Wonder Woman", with a cast featuring Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, Lyon Beckwith, Natasha Rothwell, Oakley Bull, and Robin Wright. This trailer is all about the big bad Cheetah reveal! Not only showing a bit more of her origins, but a final glimpse at the end of the two fighting each other. Lookin' badass! I'm in.
Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September of 1992. A psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was seduced by the Joker into becoming his crazed, mallet-wielding partner-in-crime. 24 years later, the fan-favorite villainess made her big-screen debut in 2016's Suicide Squad, portrayed by Margot Robbie (seen in Bombshell, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, I, Tonya). While that movie, about a team of supervillains saving the world, was an incoherent and aggressively dull mess, Robbie's memorable performance all but guaranteed that we would see the character on-screen again. Enter Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, in which Harley leads her very own girl gang into battle against a Gotham City crime lord.
Harley Quinn. Two words, many meanings, one powerful woman. The woman that she used to be in Suicide Squad is gone. Now, audiences have a chance to experience this badass lady cause some serious mayhem and teach a spoiled man a lesson. The action unfurls swiftly as Harley breezes by in her sparkling roller-skates and breaks bones. Cathy Yan and Christina Hodson demonstrate their phenomenal directing and writing skills with DC's Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. They bestow upon us a thrilling, full of twists and turns, packed with action, entertaining movie. The tale in Harley's narrative jumps back and forth, where past blends with the present. We are introduced to all the characters in their own legendary style. The way the story is told defines the crazy, multidimensional, and complex personality of the former doctor. But before we go further, let's get back to the core plot of BoP.
"Now that I've cut ties with Mr. J, I'm about to learn that a lot of people want me dead." Warner Bros has debuted a second official trailer for Birds of Prey, the Harley Quinn movie dropping in theaters February, following the badass first trailer from last year. The full-on title is still the glorious Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, starring Margot Robbie as the iconic DC Comics villain, reprising her role from Suicide Squad (it's sort of a sequel but without Joker or Batman). She joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. The full cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor, Charlene Amoia, Talon Reid, with Ali Wong. This looks even better than the first trailer! Hot damn! Bring on the glory of Harley Quinn in 2020. I'm all in for this.
"Think about finally having everything you've always wanted!" Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, the highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins' massively successful first Wonder Woman movie (from 2017). This trailer just premiered at Brazil's Comic-Con (CCXP) during a big presentation, and has arrived online for everyone else to enjoy. Once again directed by Patty Jenkins, this sequel takes us right into the 80s - but not much is known about the plot beyond that. Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince, also known as "Wonder Woman", with a cast featuring Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, Lyon Beckwith, Natasha Rothwell, Oakley Bull, and Robin Wright. This looks pretty good! The best part of this trailer is the lightning lasso moment, or also the look on Pine's face when the truck flips over. And I really enjoy that music choice, too.
"Isn't this fun?! It's just like a sleepover!" Warner Bros has finally unveiled the first full trailer for Birds of Prey, the Harley Quinn movie arriving in theaters next February. They quietly dropped a teaser in theaters a few months ago, but it never debuted online. Now we have an exciting official trailer to watch and yes this looks badass. The full-on title is Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, starring Margot Robbie as the iconic DC Comics villain, reprising her role from Suicide Squad (it's sort of a sequel but without Joker or Batman). She joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress, & Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. The full cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor, Charlene Amoia, Talon Reid, with Ali Wong. So far so good! Lots of slick action, lots of colors, lots of goofy jokes.
"People are starting to notice." Warner Bros has revealed the first official full-length trailer for Joker, the new solo movie about The Joker, being played by the magnificent Joaquin Phoenix. This trailer is timed with the film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival coming up this weekend, and compliments the excellent teaser trailer from the summer. This new take on the legendary Batman villain is an original standalone, slow burn origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen. Described as "a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale." In addition to Phoenix, Joker also features Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Bryan Callen, Shea Whigham, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, Bill Camp, and Douglas Hodge as Alfred. This is looking super crazy, and super deranged, but impressively well-crafted and thoroughly captivating.