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David Oyelowo gets kidnapped by the cartel in the hilarious first trailer for ‘Gringo’

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Amazon Studios has released the first red-band trailer for director Nash Edgerton’s upcoming action comedy Gringo featuring an all-star cast that includes David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried.

Gringo, which is described as an “exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action, and dramatic intrigue,” follows a mild-mannered businessman named Harold (Oyelowo) who finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues (Edgerton, Theron) back home, a local drug cartel, and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary (Sharlto Copley) when a seemingly simple work trip takes a turn for the absolute worst.

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While the film certainly looks funny and features plenty of excellent talent, including Oyelowo in a role that we’ve never seen him take on before, we can’t help but wonder whether or not Amazon’s marketing team just spoiled the best parts of the movie for us—otherwise, Gringo could be a serious misfire in terms of quality. Either way, it should be interesting to see what Nash Edgerton (yes, he’s Joel’s brother) has put together here.

Gringo will open in just three months time on March 9, 2018. Drop a comment below and let us know what you thought of the trailer.

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‘Aquaman’ trailer teases James Wan’s action-packed underwater adventure starring Jason Momoa

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Warner Bros. has released the long-awaited first trailer for Aquaman, the highly anticipated next chapter in the DC Extended Universe from director James Wan starring Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, and it appears to be exactly the kind of film the franchise needs right now.

Described as an “action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas,” Aquaman reveals the origin of the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Momoa) and takes him on the journey of a lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be a king.

Wan directed Aquaman from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson/McGoldrick and Will Beall, based on a story created by Geoff Johns, Wan, and Beall. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Nicole Kidman as Arthur’s mother.

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“I wanted to create a superhero film that we’ve never quite seen before,” James Wan told the audience during the Aquaman panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon. “I wanted our film to be more unique. So my movie plays more like a science fiction fantasy film than a traditional superhero movie.”

Aquaman is set to hit theaters on December 21. You can check out the newly released trailer for the film in the embedded player below.

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‘Shazam!’ trailer introduces Zachary Levi’s playful superhero to the DC Extended Universe

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During today’s Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, director David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer were all on hand to debut the first trailer for Shazam!, the origin story that will introduce the title character to the DC Extended Universe.

Shazam! follows Billy Batson (Angel), a 14-year-old kid who can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Levi) by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—courtesy of an ancient wizard. Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child, but he will need to master his abilities quickly as he is forced to go up against the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

The film also stars also stars Grazer as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton; Darla, played by Faithe Herman; Eugene, played by Ian Chen; and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand. Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard.

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“I’m mostly just excited about trying something different,” Sandberg, whose previous work includes Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, told Siver Screen Beat in an interview last year when asked if making the switch from the horror genre to the comic book genre could prove difficult for him as a filmmaker. “I’ll definitely be making a return to horror at one point or another. I’m just really excited to try something different.”

Shazam! will hit theaters on April 5, 2019. You can check out the newly released trailer for the film in the embedded player below.

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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Comic-Con trailer further reveals Jude Law’s young Albus Dumbledore

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Warner Bros. has released the official Comic-Con trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest adventure in J.K. Rowling’s ever-evolving Wizarding World, which further introduces us to Jude Law’s young Albus Dumbledore.

Indeed, Fantastic Beasts 2 picks up just after the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and follows Dumbledore as he enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help him thwart Gellert Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) plan to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In attendance at today’s Hall H panel were many of the film’s stars, including Redmayne, Law, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, Zoë Kravitz, and Claudia Kim. Depp made a surprise appearance during the panel while in character as Grindelwald.

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“Every single aspect of this movie is a geek-out fiasco,” said Miller, who showed up to the panel in a fantastic Toadette cosplay, complete with a corset and lingerie stockings. “I mean, Hogwarts?! Dumbledore?! Nifflers? More nifflers! Give me a break. I could go on.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to be released on November 16. You can check out the official Comic-Con trailer for the film in the embedded player below.

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