Here’s a round up of the biggest and most noteworthy trailers from the week just gone.
Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela. (IMDb)
This is quite a departure from the other Thor movies so far. This just seem a hell of a lot more epic in comparison. From what I can tell, this movie takes place entirely away from Earth (which in my opinion were weak points in the previous movies). Granted this is a teaser trailer and so we don’t exactly know what the plot is, but we get a very good idea of the tone of the movie. You may know from what i’ve written previously that I am a huge fan of Taika Waititi and I am so glad that it is obvious how Taika has influenced the making of this. I am extremely excited to watch the Planet Hulk storyline unfold, all the colourful epicness in space, the cheese factor that Jeff Goldblum will bring and a possible compelling villain in Hela by Cate Blanchet.
Thor: Ragnarok comes out on 27th October in the UK and 3rd November in USA.
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (IMDb)
I like the first trailer better, but this is still a very good trailer. It does a good job of conveying the fun you generally expect from an Edgar Wright movie. Aside from that, look at that cast!! When you have Kevin Spacey, John Hamm, Jamie Foxx, John Bernthal and Lily James in a movie, how can you not be excited? On top of that, this movie has been getting rave reviews from all the festivals it has played at and currently stands at 100% on rotten tomatoes with 22 critics reviews.
Baby Driver open on 28th June.
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (IMDb)
Charlize Theron as a total badass started with Hancock and was perfectly on show in Mad Max: Fury Road. This looks like it is on a whole other level. She is just a outright action star like Keanu Reeves in the John Wick movies. Which makes sense because Atomic Blonde is directed by one of the guys behind John Wick. You can see that the action will be really precise, intentional and impactful. I am not too worried about the story; from what I can tell there is a revenge story and some intelligence that needs recovering. As long as it is told in an entertaining manner, I’ll be happy.
Atomic Blonde opens on 11th August here in the UK but a little earlier on 28th July in the USA.
The Bad Batch
A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland set in a community of cannibals. (IMDb)
I have absolutely no idea what this movie is about by watching this trailer but there is so much style that it had me intrigued. You see the likes of Jason Mamoa, Keanu Reeves, Giovani Ribisi, Jim Carey and Diego Luna on the cast list and you know we’re in for a ride. Then I read the plot synopsis which had me even more intrigued. So yeah, safe to say i’ll be checking this one out.
The Bad Batch opens on 23rd June but currently doesn’t have a release date outside of USA.
—–AND THE BIGGEST ONE OF THE WEEK—–
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. (IMDb)
I happened to be scrolling through my twitter feed and suddenly found myself watching the live stream of the Last Jedi panel at Star Wars celebration from Orlando. I watched as Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy talked about the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi; I watched Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega talked about Luke, Rey and Finn respectively. They also revealed the poster you can see below.
Then they revealed the teaser trailer…and it is really good! The trailer does a really good job at getting me sucked back into this universe without giving anything away about the story itself. There is a glimpse of Rey training with the blue lightsaber with Luke looking on. Who is/are the last Jedi? What does Luke mean by ‘its time for the Jedi to end?’ What had Luke been doing for the last 30 years and why has he secluded himself? There are just a lot of questions that I feel this movie is going to give us satisfactory answers for. A little glimpse of general Leia had me choke up a little bit.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi open on 15th December.
What a week! These are some of the most notable trailers to come out in the past week. After you’ve watched them all, let me know what you think.