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Official Trailer for Marvel's New 'Loki' Series Starring Tom Hiddleston

Loki Trailer

"You're not big on trust, are you?" Marvel + Disney have revealed a full-length official trailer for their next new series titled Loki, debuting on Disney+ streaming starting this June. They know how to keep the flow going! After Wanda Vision and Falcon & The Winter Soldier this year already, they're moving right into Loki and his mysteries and madness. The series takes place after/during the events of Avengers: Endgame when Loki steals the Tesseract. He's brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority after traveling through time altering human history, but finds himself trapped in a crime thriller of his own making. Tom Hiddleston returns to star as Loki, with a cast including Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Erika Coleman. This looks like SO much devious time travel fun, and I dig Hiddleston's Loki! Looking forward to this amusing time-circus.

 Posted April 5 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

One More Trailer for Marvel's 'Black Widow' - Now Opening This July

Black Widow Trailer

"We have to go back to where it all started." Disney reveals one more trailer for Marvel's Black Widow, which was delayed from its opening last May for more than a year due to the pandemic. It's now set to open in July and will be available on Disney+ in addition to theaters at the same time. This is the fourth (and final, final) trailer for the movie after three others last year before the shutdowns. This new stand-alone solo movie is directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland and is set between the Civil War and Infinity War movies. Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, returning from the previous Marvel movies. The cast also includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, David Harbour as Red Guardian, plus William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle, and Michelle Lee. This trailer is really overselling all the action - let's hope the rest of the movie kicks ass, too.

 Posted April 3 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailers for Marvel's 'The Falcon & The Winter Soldier' Series

The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Trailer

"I have a plan…" "Oh yeah, what is it?!" Disney has revealed the first full trailer for the new Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier from Marvel Studios, and we're breaking our no-TV rule because this looks pretty damn cool anyway. This is one of the first spin-off series to follow the events of Avengers: Endgame (in addition to "WandaVision" now streaming) and the ending in which Cap hands off his shield to The Falcon. The series continues where that left off and follows them on more new missions. Sam Wilson aka Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, and Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan, team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities, and their patience. The recurring cast also includes Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, and Wyatt Russell. At first glance, this seems like an entertaining way to continue the story with Falcon & Bucky, and this looks a bit more low key than the movies. Worth a look.

Final Trailer for Marvel's Action-Packed 'Black Widow' Movie Drops In

Black Widow Trailer

"We have to go back to where it all started… So they never do that to anyone again." Disney + Marvel have released one more official trailer for the upcoming Black Widow movie, still set to kick off the summer on May 1st coming up. It looks like they're sticking with this release date despite delays to other big Hollywood releases. This new stand-alone solo movie is directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland (of Lore, Berlin Syndrome), and is set between the Civil War and Infinity War movies. Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, returning from the previous Marvel movies. The cast also includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, David Harbour as Red Guardian, plus William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle, and Michelle Lee. This final trailer might be the best one yet, still hopeful this is going to turn out as one of better Marvel Studios offerings. Fire it up below.

 Posted March 9 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Teaser Trailer for 'Morbius' Starring Jared Leto as Marvel's Morbius

Morbius Teaser Trailer

"I feel more alive than ever - increase strength and speed, the ability to use echolocation." Sony Pictures has revealed the first full-length teaser trailer (more of an actual trailer, less of a teaser) for Morbius, co-produced by Marvel Studios starring Jared Leto as the "superhero" known as Morbius the Living Vampire. A bit like Doctor Strange, the story follows a brilliant biochemist named Michael Morbius who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead. And thus he becomes "the living vampire". The cast also includes Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Charlie Shotwell, and Tyrese Gibson. This looks a lot like Batman Begins, with Bats and a rich guy doing weird things, except he actually becomes a vampire rather than just acts like a bat. Strange.

Teaser Trailer for Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie with Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow Teaser Trailer

"We have unfinished business - we have to go back to where it all started…" Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Marvel Studio's Black Widow movie, opening in theaters on May 1st, 2020 to kick off next year's summer movie season. This new stand-alone solo movie is directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland (of Lore, Berlin Syndrome), and is set between the Civil War and Infinity War movies. Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, returning from the previous Marvel movies. The cast also includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, David Harbour as Red Guardian, plus William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle, and Michelle Lee. This is an action-packed teaser with a lot more footage than anyone expected. Marvel certainly knows how to get us excited for their movies.

Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a Spider-Fan's Dream Come True

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Serving as both an effervescent epilogue to the weighty and momentous Avengers: Endgame and a thrilling prelude to the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Spider-Man: Far From Home is an exceedingly fun, action-packed cinematic spectacle that – like its titular web-slinger – is propelled by heart, humor, and heroism. In the aftermath of Endgame, which reversed Thanos' dusting actions and brought Peter Parker (Tom Holland) – and billions of others – back to life, Peter continues to mourn the death of his mentor, whose heroic sacrifice made his return possible. When a new threat arises while on a class trip, however, Peter must set aside his grief and step up to become the hero Tony Stark always knew he could be.

 Posted July 2 in Marvel, Review | Comments

Review: Simon Kinberg's 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' Goes Down in Flames

Dark Phoenix Review

Written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne, the "Dark Phoenix" saga is one of the most enduring storylines in the history of Marvel Comics. First published in Uncanny X-Men #129-138 (1980), the iconic story follows Jean Grey's transformation from gifted mutant into a god-like cosmic entity known as the "Phoenix". In 2006, screenwriters Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn adapted elements of the story for Brett Ratner's sequel X-Men: The Last Stand with mixed results. Now thirteen years later, Kinberg is taking another stab at adapting the classic tale with Dark Phoenix, the twelfth installment in Fox's seemingly-never-ending X-Men film series. A direct sequel to Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), the film is the final installment of the main X-Men saga after The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

 Posted June 6 in Marvel, Review | Comments

Brief New Chinese Trailer for Jon Watts' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

Spider-Man: Far From Home Chinese Trailer

"Stark made you an Avenger. The world needs people like you." Sony has debuted an official Chinese trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next Spidey sequel in theaters in just about a month. This new 60-second trailer is basically a rehash of the recent full-length trailer, with some extra bits of new footage thrown in. Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, with Jake Gyllenhaal playing Mysterio. Parker and his friends take a summer trip over to Europe, where they get in all kinds of trouble when Nick Fury (and some other bad guys) show up to wreak havoc. This also continues the MCU storyline from Homecoming, and Avengers: Endgame, with one major spoiler appearing in this trailer. The cast includes Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Samuel Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Angourie Rice, Remy Hii, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, and Tony Revolori. Looks like Spidey kept that special suit from Endgame with all the extra appendages.

 Posted May 31 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

A Look Back at 'X-Men' History in Two 'Dark Phoenix' Legacy Trailers

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Promo Spots

"The truth is - mutants are very real, and they are among us." It's X-Men Day! 20th Century Fox has just debuted two special "legacy" trailers / promo spots for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, in celebration of "X-Men Day" today (May 13th). The two videos take a look back at the history of the X-Men, going back through the original movie in 2000 (way back when before Avengers and the MCU) all the way up to today. There have been a total of 11 movies since the first X-Men (including Logan and the two Deadpool movies which do officially count). All this marketing makes it seem like Dark Phoenix is the big grand finale ala Endgame, but we'll see how it all plays out (and they already did Dark Phoenix once before in X-Men: The Last Stand). The cast of this X-Men includes Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, along with Jessica Chastain, Ato Essandoh, and Scott Shepherd. Here's to hoping this one actually turns out pretty good.

 Posted May 13 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full Second Trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Superhero Sequel

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer

"You're a very difficult person to contact, Spider-Man…" Sony has revealed the second trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next live-action Spider-Man sequel in theaters this summer. Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, and this time his foe is Mysterio, being played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Parker and his friends take a summer trip over to Europe, where they get in all kinds of trouble when Nick Fury (and some other bad guys) show up to wreak havoc. This also continues the MCU storyline from Homecoming, and Avengers: Endgame, as it's all connected now. The main cast includes Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Angourie Rice, Remy Hii, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, and Tony Revolori. There's some HUGE reveals in this second trailer - the multi-verse concept is mentioned (bring it on), and Mysterio's confusing good/bad flip. Plus - that big spoiler warning about this being after Endgame.

 Posted May 6 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

The First Word Podcast - 'Avengers: Endgame', feat. Alisha Grauso & Amon Warmann

The First Word Podcast - Avengers: Endgame

"You could not live with your own failure, and where did that bring you? Back to me." Welcome back for another Avengers chat. Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a full-on, spoiled-filled discussion about Marvel Studios' grand finale Avengers: Endgame, directed by the Russo Brothers. For this episode we brought back the same two guests we had on for our Infinity War episode one year ago - Alisha Grauso and Amon Warmann. We discuss all the incredible, jaw-dropping moments, our favorite scenes, a few of our criticisms, Alan Silvestri's tremendous score, and much more in this epic Marvel appreciation episode. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. This is a passionate, joyful chat about Endgame and everything about that made us so happy. Listen in.

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