This past week was pretty much the Holy Grail for movie lovers, with a number of high-profile movie trailers getting released and setting the stage for a pretty stellar 2017 movie season!
If you missed any of them,we’ve got you covered:
War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (July 14, 2017)
The Fate of the Furious
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game- and the rest of the crew has been exonerated- the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. (April 14, 2017)
Transformers: The Last Knight
Optimus Prime returns to his home planet of Cybertron to revitalize it, only to find it a dead wasteland. He realizes that he is to blame for the destruction, but he learns that he can bring his world back to life by finding a mysterious artifact that’s located on Earth. With Michael Bay at the helm once again, you can expect lots of explosions, low angle shots, and slow motion galore. (June 23, 2017)
A young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. (July 7th, 2017)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron star in the reboot based on the hit ’90s TV show. Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon, the head lifeguard famously played by David Hasselhoff, while Efron is Matt Brody, who was played by David Charvet on the long-running series. The duo are on a mission to find out why dead bodies are being dumped on their beach. The trailer features gunfire, explosives and, of course, the iconic slow-motion beach runs. (May 26, 2017)
Which of these movies are you most excited to see?
Watch The Terrifying Final ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Trailer
Universal Pictures just released the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, which is set to stampede into theaters on June 22nd, 2017.
It’s been 4 years since Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment, and Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. But when the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire must rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
But that’s not all. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition discovers that a shadowy arms company has created a genetically-engineered dinosaur called the Indoraptor, described as “the most dangerous creature that ever walked the earth,” that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times!
Naturally, it’s up to Owen and Claire to save the world, because as Dr. Malcolm wisely reflects, “those creatures were here before us and if we’re not careful they’re going to be here after us.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for this!
Watch The Official Trailer For ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
Disney has released the official trailer for their upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, giving us fans a peek at the next standalone installment of the Star Wars franchise. Like many of you, I was a little hesitant about a Han Solo origin story.
But after watching this trailer, I’m all in!
The trailer for Solo opens with young Han being recruited for a job. He tells Tobias Beckett that he’s a driver and that he’s waited a long time for a shot like this. Becket warns him that once he joins, he’s part of this life forever. And so it begins.
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars sagas most unlikely heroes.
We wish we could just make the jump to May 25th already when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, but this trailer will have to tide us over until then.
A Brand New ‘Star Wars’ Universe Film Trilogy Is Headed Our Way
Here is some good news for all the Star Wars fan out there who are upset because their favorite franchise is soon coming to an end – Get excited people, because it’s not over yet!
Disney & Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct a trilogy of films that will fall under the Star Wars brand, but this will be a completely new story, with original characters, set in a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.
“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”
While many purists are calling this a simple money grab, as a Star Wars fan myself, I’m excited to see what else lies outside of the Skywalker saga, as there is a whole colorful universe out there that we have only got glimpses of up until this point.
Of course, we’re going to have to wait awhile to see how this new trilogy pans out, as Episode IX isn’t slated to be released until December 2019.
Are you excited for a brand-new Star Wars trilogy?