I told you this would happen. Comic-Con made this inevitable. Another post full of trailers so soon after the last one. Still, I had no idea just how good these trailers were going to be.
By request following the last post, release dates are included.
There are those times when a director makes the big jump to larger projects and properties and it goes horribly. For whatever horrible cocktail of reasons, it all goes to shit and fans of the director hold our breaths and wait to see if it was just an anomaly (see: Duncan Jones).
But then there are those times when it all goes gloriously right, when the resulting film perfectly blends blockbuster scale with the unique personality that gave the director a following in the first place.
It’s really looking like Thor: Ragnarok is going to fall into the latter category, because this new trailer has Waititi all over it!
This weirder, bonkers, spacey Marvel Studios, where directors get to do their thing, is fucking glorious.
Also, I will never get tired of Loki becoming a temporary good guy — or at least pretending to — every other movie or so.
Release date: November 3, 2017
Speaking of bonkers, here’s an L.A. cop film that’s also an orgy of urban fantasy.
David Ayer, right, okay, so on the one side, Suicide Squad was terrible.
On the other side, Fury and End of Watch were really great.
It could be really bad, but maybe, just maybe, it’s going to be soooooooooooo goood!
Either way, Joel Edgerton will be awesome.
Release date: December 2017
Ready Player One
A trailer for Ready Player One is finally here.
You know you live in crazy times when a film full to the brim with nostalgic references to the past — many to the 80’s — is directed by Steven Spielberg, one of high gods of that realm.
I loved the remix of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I get that it’s on the nose, since the whole story of Ready Player One revolves around one big Wonkaesque contest, but I loved it.
Release date: March 30, 2018
Okay, this one doesn’t give us much to go on, but it sure does intensify my itch for season two. So, mission accomplished.
It must be a daunting task to follow up a season where you surprised everyone with how great your show was, but then eliminated almost all of the constraints and trajectories that framed your story in the that season’s finale.
I’m really hoping they knock this one out of the park like they did last time.
Release date: 2018 (some reports say not until October, because life is awful)
I’m only mildly embarrassed to say that I’ve seen the first season three times.
It just checks so many of my boxes. Thus, when they release a season two trailer that shows the season’s events taking place at Halloween with a remix of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the background, it becomes obvious that the Duffer Bros. are intentionally attempting to make my brain explode from nerd-joy.
Release date: October 27, 2017