Just hours after Sony Pictures held their CinemaCon presentation for theater owns and journalists in Las Vegas last night, the studio took to the web to unleash the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming which features plenty of web-slinging action from our titular superhero and maybe just a little more Tony Stark/Iron Man than we had originally bargained for.
After we see Michael Keaton’s villain The Vulture seamlessly slice a Staten Island Ferry right down the middle with his weapon of choice, Spider-Man leaps into action and attempts to save the sinking vessel in a scene that seems quite reminiscent of the train fight scene from Sam Raimi’s beloved Spider-Man 2. However, as Spidey struggles to keep the boat intact, Iron Man comes to the rescue before later confronting his young apprentice.
“What if somebody had died,” a frustrated Tony asks Peter Parker. “I was just trying to be like you,” Peter replies. “I want you to be better. I’m going to need the suit back,” Tony promptly says before Peter counteracts with, “But, I’m nothing without this suit.” This ultimately prompts the question of whether or not the suit makes the man within it—a question which ultimately became the tagline Sony is used to promote the trailer on social media. “If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it,” Stark says.
While the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming is an absolute blast and perfectly showcases everything we wanted to see, including more of Keaton’s villain who gets a little more room to shine in this trailer than the previous one, the marketing team at the studio showed us perhaps a little too much. Sure, we saw the sinking boat scene in the last trailer too, but it was much briefer. And, though we see quite a bit of Robert Downey Jr. and his superhero in the trailers, how much Tony Stark will we actually see in the movie?
Tom Holland made his debut as the Marvel character during the infamous airport battle scene in Captain America: Civil War and reprises his role for Homecoming. The upcoming film also stars Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Hannibal Burress, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, and Zendaya, whose role in the film has been the center of much speculation and controversy.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jonn Watts and will swing into U.S. theaters on July 7, 2017.
The ‘Uncharted’ movie is probably just one of those things that’s never actually going to get made
Between Spider-Man parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now this new development regarding the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Uncharted, it’s been a pretty eventful and rather unfortunate week for Tom Holland.
Dan Trachtenberg, the fifth director to be attached to Uncharted, has reportedly exited the project for unspecified reasons, though it’s likely it had to do with creative differences or whatever bullshit excuse it is that these studios manage to pull out of their asses whenever a director leaves a high-profile project.
Again, Trachtenberg was not the first, second, third, or fourth director to be attached to be Uncharted, but the FIFTH. David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all attached to the project at one point or another but ended up leaving for various different reasons.
On the bright side (?), however, Sony is already looking to lock down a replacement for Trachtenberg and a new director should be in place soon in anticipation of the film’s early 2020 production start.
But, like, let’s be real here for a second; what are the chances of the Uncharted movie actually happening at this point? This is a truly cursed production and if it does actually ever get made, I vow to release my tax returns.
Adam Driver and Annette Bening work to expose the CIA’s torture program in ‘The Report’ trailer
Another day, another trailer for a movie starring Adam Driver; a few days after Netflix blessed us with two teasers trailers for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Amazon Studios has released the first trailer Scott Z. Burns’ The Report.
Driver stars here as idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones, who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s inhumane Detention and Interrogation Program, which was formed in the wake of 9/11 and used “enhanced interrogation techniques” — that’s government codeword for torture.
“Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public,” reads the synopsis.
In addition to Driver and Bening, The Report features one hell of an impressive ensemble cast that includes the likes of Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.
The film premiered at and was purchased out of the Sundance Film Festival in January and currently boasts a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it sounds like we’re going to be in for quite a treat when The Report hits theaters on November 15 and Prime Video on November 29.
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman & Margot Robbie glare intensely at each other in the ‘Bombshell’ trailer
Despite taking place entirely in a hot, stuffy elevator and featuring little to no dialogue, the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Fox News drama Bombshell about the downfall of Roger Ailes does a pretty damn good job of showcasing what is likely to be a serious contender this awards season.
Written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell chronicles the inevitable collapse of Ailes’ reign at Fox News, where he served as chairman and CEO up until his resignation in 2016 amid dozens of sexual harassment and abuse allegations from several female employees at the conservative media empire.
Among the many women who accused Ailes of misconduct were former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who are played here by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, respectively, while Margot Robbie plays as a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.
As if those three stars weren’t enough, the film’s ensemble cast also includes the likes of John Lithgow (who plays Ailes), Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, and Stephen Root.
I don’t know about you, but I dig everything about this trailer (I could literally watch Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie glaring at each other in an elevator all day) and I’m actually pretty excited to see how Bombshell turns out when it drops in December.