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"Haven't you ever wondered what else is out there? There's wonders in this world beyond our wandering." It's time for our very first look at footage from Amazon's new Lord of the Rings series, titled The Rings of Power. We've been following this for years and they're finally revealing it after all this time, preparing for release in September. The series brings to screens the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged… From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone. The big cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Markella Kavenagh, Sophia Nomvete, Lenny Henry, Charlie Vickers, Megan Richards, and Maxim Baldry. So far so good, looks promising! A new legend begins this fall.
"Embrace it!" What a badass tease! Disney debuted their impressive 30-second Big Game TV spot for Moon Knight during the game today. The first teaser dropped last month, but this is a better spot overall. Oscar Isaac stars as Marc Spector, a former Marine who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. Turning himself into "Moon Knight." But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life, fighting against his own multiple identities. In addition to Isaac, this series stars Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamawy. It's debuting in March streaming right away on Disney+. The best shot in this is the one where he jumps and his cape becomes a crescent moon for a half a second. I mean, what?! So cool. I hope this series turns out okay.
"Tonight… is movie night!" Netflix has debuted their new 60-second Super Bowl TV spot from the Big Game today, featuring a melange of various films they're releasing through the year. It's a more condensed version of their recent 2022 Movie Preview they posted last week. And it also includes another 30-sec teaser for The Adam Project, which was also revealed with the first trailer last week, too. "After a quick huddle, we're calling an audible and wrapping up our supersized preview with an exclusive new look at our family-friendly, time-travel adventure, The Adam Project. Watch the spot! And after the big game, make tonight a movie night with Netflix." It also features footage from movies like Gray Man, Me Time, The School for Good & Evil, Day Shift, and others. Gotta say, I'm glad Netflix is actually putting a bit more oomph into their promotion recently. All of these look good! Keep an eye out for them and many more on Netflix soon.
"There's chaos in you." Disney has unveiled the first trailer for their next streaming series called Moon Knight, introducing another new superhero to the screen. The series is launching at the end of March. In here, Oscar Isaac stars as Marc Spector, a former Marine who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. Turning himself into "Moon Knight." But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life, fighting against his own multiple identities. In addition to Isaac, this series stars Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, and May Calamawy. It's another Kevin Feige creation and so far it looks quite interesting. There's so many strange things going on, plus only one shot of him in the suit and no action scenes in this trailer. Huh. Check it out.