Disney Releases First Trailer for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

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Angelina Jolie returns to the titular role of the horned villainess and she’s back to her ways. Elle Fanning’s Aurora is also back, while Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Chiwetel Ejiofor are new to the cast.

Appropriately set to “Season of the Witch,” the trailer features of beautiful visuals and seem to indicate a conflict between her and Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” picks up several years after the original 2014 film “Maleficent,” a character loosely based on the Wicked fairy godmother and re-imagined the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

Joachim Rønning directs the upcoming fantasy adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures. Rønning previously co-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is set for release on October 18, 2019.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent II continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy (Angelina Jolie) and the soon to be Queen (Elle Fanning), as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

“IT Chapter Two” Creepy Trailer Released

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Pennywise is back, as Warner Bros. releases the very first trailer for director Andy Muschietti’s “IT Chapter Two,” the sequel to the 2017 boxoffice phenomenon “It”.

The trailer starts with a grown-up Beverly Marsh (Jessica Chastain), returning to her childhood home and finds that a creepy old woman now lives there.

“You know what they say about Dary,” the elderly woman says. “No one who dies here ever really dies.” Things escalates into really creepy territory pretty quickly from there. Just as she tries to leave, all hell broke lose.

Set 27 years after the first films, we see shots of the Losers Club all grown up and as well as flashbacks to their younger selves. The group revisits the town of Derry, Maine, and about to face the horrors of the past.

In addition to Chastain, the film features James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Andy Bean as Stan Uris and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak.

We also see the child actors who starred in the first film, such as Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Wyatt Oleff.

Bill Skarsgård also returns as Pennywise the Clown. The first film’s director Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman are also back.

It Chapter Two is set for release on September 6, 2019.

Toy Story 4: “Making a New Friend” TV Spot Released

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“Have you ever wondered what makes a toy, a toy?,” Pixar’s latest TV spot for its upcoming animated comedy offers us an existential and thought-provoking question.

Here we see a glimpse of the origins of a new character Forky, a spork with googly eyes designed by Bonnie. Woody soon meet Forky in Bonnie’s backpack and introduce him to everyone.

“Everyone, Bonnie made a friend in class,” Woody tells the gang. “She literally made a new friend.”

The film, which continues the events from Toy Story 3, also features the return of voices of Joan Cusack as Jessie, and Estelle Harris as the Potato Heads. Josh Cooley directs the film from Stephany Folsom’s script.

“Toy Story 4” is set for release on June 21.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

“Agents of SHIELD” Season 6 Trailer Released

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This is not the Agent Coulson, at least not the one that we knew, as the latest trailer for Agents of SHIELD finally reveals Clark Gregg’s new identity.

Here we see Gregg’s Sarge character who leads an alien invasion intent on wrecking havoc on earth.

“I’ve been to a lot of worlds,” he says in the trailer. “Some good, some garbage, but I’ve never been to one where people recognize my face.”

Last month, the cast and crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were at WonderCon, treating fans with a big surprise showing the world premiere of the 6th season’s opener.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

The show was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere May 10, 2019.

First Trailer for Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” Released

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Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer to Ang Lee’s science fiction film “Gemini Man,” giving audiences a first look at a de-aged Will Smith.

Smith as plays Henry Brogen, an aging assassin and concerned father, as well as his younger assassin clone of himself.

“Twenty-five years ago, they made you from me! They chose me because there’s never been anybody like me. We have to end this right now!,” Smith says to his clone.

Originally based on a concept by Darren Lemke, the film has a long production history for more than 20 years. Various actors were once attached to star including Harrison Ford, Chris O’Donnell, Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson among others.

Director Ang Lee shot the film in 3D at 120 frames-per-second and 4K resolution which he similarly employed in his previous film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

Gemini Man is currently in post-production with visual effects provided by Weta Digital. The film also stars Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong, Linda Emond and Theodora Miranne.

The film is set for release on October 11, 2019 by Paramount Pictures.

Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham Returns In New ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer

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Universal has released the second trailer for “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and its as action-packed as one might expect from the franchise.

The two actors clearly have great on-screen chemistry, so it’s not a big surprise that they now have ‘Fast & Furious’ spin-off of their own.

Following the “The Fate of the Furious”, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw now need to set their differences aside and forge an unlikely alliance to stop Brixton Lore, a criminal mastermind with destructive super human strength.

The trailer is full of over-the-top action, some of which veering into superhero territory, with Hobbs and Shaw’s reluctant partnership resulting in comedic conflict while they chase the villain.

Directed by “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch, the film co-stars Vanessa Kirby, Roman Reigns and Helen Mirren. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is set for release this summer an August 2, 2019.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer Released

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Director J.J. Abrams has released the very first trailer “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” during Star Wars Celebration in event in Chicago on Friday, April 12, giving fans the first look of the highly anticipated final entry in the epic saga.

Abrams, who also directed the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy The Force Awakens (2015) were in attendance for the announcement, along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and some of the film’s cast Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Naomi Ackie.

The trailer shows Daisy Ridley’s character Rey, standing alone in an unknown desert planet, wielding her light saber at an incoming starcraft.

“We’ve passed on all we know,” Luke Skywalker says in the background. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

We then see shots of characters new and old including Finn, Poe, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and of Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher. We also see a poignant shot of what looks like the Medal of Bravery which Leia gave to Luke and Han Solo at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Towards the end of the trailer, we see Rey and company, then we hear Luke once again. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone,” Luke said. Then, the big surprise at the end, we hear a familiar creepy laugh of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine while the title appears.

In many ways, the trailer is perfect. It offers enough nostalgia, with minimal details but enough glimpses of the characters to whet our appetite until the next trailer arrives.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

“The Lion King” Comes To Life In Latest Trailer

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Disney has dropped the first official full-length trailer for its upcoming live action film “Lion King”, and it looks like a real winner.

The Jon Favreau directed musical fantasy is a live action remake of the 1994 traditionally animated film of the same name which smashed global boxoffice records.

The latest trailer is narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who voices the film’s villain, Scar, the treacherous lion who seeks to take the mantle of king. “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend?,” he says in the trailer. “While some are born to feast, others spend their life in the dark, begging for scraps.”

We also hear Hans Zimmer’s iconic score, which made it all the more thrilling and majestic. Zimmer of course previously scored the 1994 animated version.

In addition to Ejiofor, the film features the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Billy Eichner as Timon, Beyoncé as Nala, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

“The Lion King” is set to stomp into theaters July 19, 2019.

Trailer: Director Brian De Palma Is Back With “Domino”

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“Beyond the crime, behind the cover-up, lies a deadly truth,” it says on the trailer.

The film features Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a Copenhagen police officer seeking justice for the murder of his partner by a mysterious man. Guy Pearce is also in the film as a shady CIA agent.

Coster-Waldau has become known lately for playing Jaime Lannister in the hit HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

The legendary director De Palma of course gave audiences some great classics such as “Carrie,” “Scarface,” “Dressed to Kill,” “The Untouchables”, and “Mission: Impossible” and his latest seems like another winner.

Here’s what the official synopsis says:
“In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, Copenhagen police officer Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) seeks justice for his partner’s murder by an ISIS member named Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. Soon Christian is racing against the clock — not only seeking revenge, but to save his own life.”

Saban Films is set to release Domino on May 31, 2019.

Creepy “Joker” First Trailer Released

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Warner Bros. Pictures[/caption]Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment has released the very first trailer for its highly anticipated film “Joker”, set for release this October.

The stunning new trailer features actor Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, giving us our first look at what director Todd Phillips has in store.

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?,” the iconic DC Comics arch-villain says in the trailer, which shows the character stumbling and dejected on the streets, being beaten by thugs, his descent into madness, and eventually donning the character costume at the end.

The character is one of the most iconic in comicbook history, has been played by numerous celebrated actors on the big screen, from Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), and most recently Jared Leto in the supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad (2016).

Director Todd Phillips is best known for writing and directing The Hangover Trilogy and Borat, for which he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

Also in the film are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.

Joker is set to invade theaters on October 4, 2019.

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