Marvel and Netflix have released the first teaser trailer for Luke Cage, the latest street-level MCU series that follows in the footsteps of Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
Daredevil's second season hit the streaming service today, and after viewers wrap up the very last episode, the Luke Cage teaser begins to autoplay. Netflix subscribers can watch the teaser right here. If you're not a subscriber, it's quick enough for me to describe it for you:
Cage walks into a gym filled with gun-toting thugs and says "I guess you guys haven't heard about me" before they open fire, blasting him and everything around him with bullets. Cage, of course, is unfazed, and when the shooting stops, he says, "I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes." Then one of the thugs goes crashing through a window, and the logo comes up on screen. EW helpfully created some gifs of the teaser:
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you follow the development of a movie online for years, and go see a screening of it with a group of friends when it comes out. Right after the movie ends, as you stand around talking about it, you refer to a character by name and everyone looks at you and says, "Wait, who?" See, you know the names of all of the characters because you've read interviews with the filmmakers and seen casting rumors for years, but those names may not be spoken very often — or at all — in the final movie itself, leaving everyone else a little confused.
This phenomenon just happened to me and my family with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and for those of you who grew up with the original trilogy, it may have happened to you back then, too. Things like Ewoks, Sith, and AT-ATs burrowed their way into the nerd pop culture lexicon, but they weren't ever actually referred to by name in the original trilogy. Dorkly put together a video of 23 things that you didn't know weren't actually in Star Wars, and there are a few that blew my mind.
Did you know that the iconic Imperial March didn't appear at all in the original Star Wars? That's the biggest shocker for me.
April 24th is going to be a great day. Not only do we get to see the season six premiere of Game of Thrones, but immediately afterwards, HBO is airing the season three premiere of Silicon Valley, one of the funniest shows I've seen in years.
The great ensemble cast — which includes Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and more — looks to have replaced that douchebag billionaire character from last season with character actor Stephen Tobolowsky, who always improves any project in which he appears. Check out the antics of the Pied Piper crew in the new trailer below:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is only one week away, and Poster Posse has celebrated the upcoming release by dropping an astounding amount of awesome artwork paying tribute to the superhero film. I've highlighted a few of my personal favorite pieces for you below, but they unveiled this art in two phases — phase one and phase two — so make sure to head to those links to check out all of the art in its full glory.
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Falling somewhere in between the line of Need for Speed and Mario Kart, Trackmania Turbo is probably best described as Hot Wheels on your gaming console! If you're not sure whether or not that's your thing...read more on Gametyrant
Early this year, a rumor popped up that actress Amber Heard would be playing the role of Mera in Warner Bros. and DC's cinematic universe. In the comics, Mera is a badass warrior who becomes Aquaman's wife. The rumor indicated that Mera would first appear in Justice League — Part 1 before playing the female lead in the Aquaman solo film.
Now Heard herself has confirmed all of those rumors, and in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight (via CS), she spoke about her costume:
“It’s interesting. It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange…We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”
Sounds like it'll be comparable to what we've seen of Jason Momoa's Aquaman costume thus far. I haven't really been a fan of anything Heard has done in her career thus far, but I'm hoping it's just because she hasn't been a good fit with the material; maybe playing a warrior badass will be more up her alley.
Zack Snyder is directing Justice League — Part 1, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 10, 2017, and James Wan is directing Aquaman, which will arrive on July 27, 2018.
I stumbled upon a sort of oldish, but not well-noticed horror short today that I think you'll like! You know how people in horror films put themselves in terrible situations? Passenger is the epitome of that! Why in the world would you park your car in the dead of night in an industrial section of town for a quick nap?! Turns out crime isn't the only reason you should be afraid of doing that...watch below.
The Little Prince, the film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s popular novella, opened in international theaters last year and was originally scheduled to be released today in the U.S. by Paramount Pictures. But not long ago, the studio quietly dropped the film from its release calendar, leaving many wondering if we'd ever have a chance to see it at all. Thankfully, Netflix has swooped in and picked up the rights to the film, and the streaming service plans to release it sometime later this year (though it remains unclear whether the streaming release will also play in some theaters, ala Beasts of No Nation).
I was completely spellbound by the trailer, and at the time I thought the film might even end up being one of the best of the year. It has a spectacular voice cast: Riley Osborne as the Prince, Marion Cotillard as The Rose, Rachel McAdams as The Mother, James Franco as The Fox, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator, Benicio del Toro as The Snake, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man, Paul Giamatti as The Teacher, Albert Brooks as Businessman, Bud Cort as The King, and Mackenzie Foy as The Little Girl.
At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who’s being prepared by her mother for the very grown–up world in which they live — only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind–hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into her own imagination — and into the universe of The Little Prince — begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that what’s truly essential can only be seen with the heart.
I know today is all about getting home and getting as far as we can into season 2 of Daredevil, but let's not forget about Pee-wee! Netflix also quietly released Pee-wee's Big Holiday the same day. Honestly, I might have to watch this first just so I can fully commit to Daredevil! Check out a new clip from the film below:
Here's the first teaser trailer and poster for The Shallows, a film that was originally called In The Deep. The basic premise is pretty simple: it's girl vs. shark.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It's Jaws for a new generation.
Lively earned the starring role after a highly-competitive casting process, and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra is behind the camera on this one. Sony is positioning it as a new Jaws, but they'll have to forgive me if I say it's going to take a hell of a lot more than this to convince me that The Shallows is worthy to stand next to one of the greatest films ever made.
We'll find out this summer, when The Shallows swims into theaters on June 24th.