There has only been one spin-off stand-alone Star Wars film so far and so they are currently running at 100% great. Rogue One had concerns about the production, post-production and reshoots, yet it was a superb film. Solo has likewise had its problems – primarily director changes and reshoots – but judging from this trailer, it looks like it might be good. Mind you, I fall for a good trailer every time and I remain to be convinced that this fellow is Han Solo.
If you look at the books, comics and games, you can see that one of the joys of Star Wars is that it is a huge, varied universe with a rich history. I look forward to when they have the courage to just do stories that don’t feature characters or events from the main stories. Until then, this will do. Here is the trailer for Solo:
The trailer for Ant-man and the Wasp just came out so I thought I would share. I am guessing that the Wasp might get her own film at some point, hence it isn’t ‘Ant-man 2’. I don’t know why Ant-man is hyphenated while Superman, Batman, and – surely the closest in terminology and in the same universe – Spiderman, aren’t. It is a mystery.
I also get confused with Ant-man when he gets big. My understanding is that the gaps between atoms are shrunk so that he has the same mass but at different sizes. So when small he is like a 180-pound object the size of a bullet. Which is why he can pack a punch. When he is the size of a jumbo jet he would still weigh the same but is bigger. So why can he squash things, like cars, that a normal 180-pound man can’t? It doesn’t make sense. Looks pretty shitting cool though, so I am happy they went with it.
The Wasp looks great in this and I don’t just mean that Evangeline Lilly is ridiculously attractive. She can fly and shoot stuff. Paul Rudd is always good for a laugh and it looks like they are having a lot of fun with the Pym shrinking technology. Plus I loved the first Ant-man movie, so am pretty excited about this one.
Anyway, I will stop waffling. Here is the trailer:
The Thor Ragnarok trailers really are some of the best things on the internet right now. This one has been around for a couple of days and already has over 20 million views. Three of them are from me, but that is still pretty impressive and this one doesn’t even have a Led Zeppelin soundtrack.
The film seems to be set almost entirely off Earth, possibly setting the groundwork for crossovers with Guardians of the Galaxy and linking to the upcoming Infinity War. Marvel is just being awesome right now and pumping out movies I have really, really enjoyed. Both Ruffalo and Hemsworth have great comic timing and this looks a lot of fun. It was initially supposed to come out in July but now it seems like it will be October, which is a shame. Anyway, here is the Thor Ragnarok official trailer. Enjoy:
Game of Thrones season 7 is coming! There is a new trailer to prove it and it looks fucking incredible. I have utterly given up on the books now and it is pretty liberating to have no idea what is going to happen. I am pretty sure Cersei is doomed, however (I reckon eventually killed by her very loving bro Jaime). Plus. and this is a hopeful guess, there will be boobs and violence and dragons.
The new series of Game of Thrones is back on 16th July. Here is the trailer:
I wrote relatively recently about the Dark Tower book and how good it was. As I said in my review, the Gunslinger was damned enjoyable and I wanted to read it before the film came out. I’ll be honest though, I thought it was going to be a series of films but now it just looks like a one-off movie. Which is a shame but what are you going to do? The casting is great though – I am a big fan of both Elba and McConaughey and can easily imagine them in the roles. I seriously doubt that I will read the next six books in the Dark Tower series before this comes out in August, so the film had better be good.
I think the Dark Tower official trailer looks great but then trailers nearly always do these days. See what you think…
The last two Thor movies have been ok. Not great but entertaining none the less. Ragnarok seems like it is going in a very different direction and looks like it could be a shitload of fun. Fewer plotlines about people being tricked by Loki the Trickster and more space adventure goodness. In fact, as the trailer went on I was fully expecting one of the Guardians of the Galaxy to pop in and say something witty. I will be surprised if that doesn’t happen in the Ragnarok at some point.
I think this looks great but that could just be I have been in a long excitement build up to Guardians 2 and this feels like a crossover. Plus – Led Zeppelin. Zeppelin rule. Enjoy.
The new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is here and I am mighty excited. It looks great. I hope they don’t play up baby Groot for cuteness too much but I have complete faith in everyone involved. The film isn’t released until May 2017 which feels like a hell of a long time away. They could at least release what will probably be an awesome soundtrack first, but it is unlikely.
Anyway, here is the second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Looks fun.
The new Ghost in the Shell movie has its first full length trailer and I have to say it looks incredible (as does Johansson). It is not out until March 2017, which seems a painfully long time away but at least we have Star Wars to fill the gap.
I haven’t seen the original film in 20 years, so I am a bit hazy on what happens but after having watched the shiny new trailer, I don’t really care. It was bound to change a bit. Here’s the trailer:
Pretty awesome right? I highly recommend the original Ghost in the Shell anime. Someone has actually posted the entire movie on Youtube but you really should buy/rent a copy. It is on all streaming sites. There is also a TV series. If this is successful it might finally pave the way for Akira, who knows. Right, I feel an anime binge coming on.
This will be the last thing I post about Star Wars: Rogue One before it comes out. I wasn’t even going to post this trailer/spot and tried to avoid watching it. But then I got bored at work and gave in. It’s only 30 seconds and I think I have seen most of the footage already but I still got a little excited. So I might as well share.
I should start this post by stating that THIS IS NOT REAL. Sadly, there is no animated Firefly series in production. An artist called Stephen Byrne did it as a labour of love and to generally raise and dash the hopes of Firefly fans everywhere. Which is a shame as this trailer looks great and I want to see it.
I bloody love Firefly and still get annoyed when I see any show I don’t like that has gone to a second series. If it was made now, I suspect it would have survived as special effects are cheaper these days. I say that based on having no idea what I am talking about. If you haven’t seen the original series, unlikely if you are reading this, you are missing out on life.
This has been all over my social media feed but I feel that if enough people witter on about it, then maybe it will happen. Now watch the trailer, weep, then complain loudly all over the internet that it isn’t a thing. Enjoy.