It looks like today is the day of nostalgia teaser trailers.
I am a fan of inappropriate holiday films and the original Bad Santa had everything I wanted in an inappropriate Christmas film. Billy Bob Thornton has been very vocal in the past about not wanting to move forward with a sequel if it wasn’t going to live up to the original film. Now that we have a new adventure on the way, I can’t wait to see what they’ve cooked up.
Outside of Thonrton’s Willie, it seems as though we’ll have Thurman Merman and Marcus (Tony Cox) returning for the sequel. I’m not sure how they’re explaining Marcus, since he died in the first film.
Joining the three returning cast members is Kathy Bates as Thornton’s foul mouthed mother and Christina Henricks as an Ivy league uppercrust running a charity that is targeted by Willie and mom.
There’s something comforting to know Spud, Denton, Sick Boy and Begbie are all still kicking twenty years after Trainspotting. It’s also comforting to know that Danny Boyle is the guy behind the camera for their next adventure. Not much is known about the film at this point other than the film will be loosely set on the sequel novel penned by Irvine Welch titled Porno.
The trailer really is a perfect tease, a throwback to the first films iconic marketing that make original fans nostalgic. From the orange backdrops to the Iggy Pop tune. I can’t wait to see what Boyle and crew have cooked up for the gangs next adventure. I can’t believe it’s been twenty years.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
I suppose it’s better than the ridiculous trailer that found itself into the middle of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real.
Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
I don’t care what you say Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was an unmitigated disaster, a stillborn that was dead on arrival. The Ultimate Extended Edition did not sway me one bit, it was still a bad movie. You could let Zack Snyder have five hours and it still wouldn’t have been any good. There were large fundamental problems with the film that began with the filmmaker.
Wonder Woman was pretty much spared in BvS, standing out as one of the least bad things in the film. Let me say, Gal Gadot is wonderful casting, she is a goddess in exactly the way Wonder Woman should be. That said, the script gave no legitimate reason for her to a part of BvS’s story other than to have Wonder Woman in a film with Batman and Superman.
I’m hopeful for a standalone Wonder Woman film though. The first looks we’ve gotten of Patty Jenkins’ film look terrific. I like the tone, I like that it’s set in the past, I like that it looks as far from BvS as possible.
Today we have our first look at the teaser poster for Wonder Woman and it really nails the larger than life aesthetic and gives us something Zack Snyder never would, color. It’s not dreary, it’s hopeful.
Let’s hope this film rights the DCEU ship.
I doubt Suicide Squad is going to be the film to do it…
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
If this doesn’t get the juices flowing, nothing will. The scene feels like a nice homage to the terrific hallway tracking shot in the first season of Daredevil. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker noted the timeliness of Marvel’s first movie or series led by an African American during the Luke Cage panel at SDCC stating , “When I think about what’s going on in the world right now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”
I couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the teaser for the first season of Netflix’s Luke Cage below:
If I’m being honest I was always intrigued by the origin story of Iron Fist, but never sought him out when reading comics as a kid. I appreciated when he showed up in stories I read, but I never went looking for Danny Rand’s solo stories in the comic store.
For those unfamiliar, in the comic world Iron Fist is Danny Rand a martial artist who attains the power of Iron Fist after defeating a mystical dragon and plunging his fist into its molten heart. I’m sure Netflix’s series will take a more grounded approach to the character’s origin, but judging by the mystical second season of Daredevil you can bet it won’t be completely watered down.
Below you’ll find the first teaser for Netflix’s Iron Fist series. Take a look and let us know what you think!