A bunch of movie trailers have been coming out over the past few weeks that I simply haven’t gotten around to posting. That’s on me. Let’s not make it a thing. It eventually reached a point where I decided it would be more fun to pile them together for your amusement!
First up is Cruella, starring Emma Stone. It’s Disney’s origin story for Cruella de Vil, because that’s how they’re doing live action this time (also because 101 Dalmatians had a live action movie decades ago). This one looks pretty OK.
I’m not the first person to point out that it looks like Cruella de Vil by way of the recent Joker movie, but with a Disney spin. That’s probably exactly what we’re going to get. Hopefully Emma Stone had fun with this one.
Next up is Army of the Dead by Zack Snyder. He reignited the zombie craze years ago with his remake of Dawn of the Dead, and I guess he decided to go back to zombies. Good for him!
This one looks like it could be fun. Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead was enjoyable. Perhaps giving him something other than DC superheroes will get him back to making enjoyable movies.
Lastly is the teaser trailer for Luca, the next Pixar film. This one took me by surprise because I knew nothing about the film before watching the trailer.
Here’s hoping for the best! I haven’t particularly been enthralled by any recent Pixar movies, but I’m always open to the idea of Pixar recapturing the magic of their old days. I’ll get my hopes up again. It’s the story of my life.
The next big Disney film to come to premium streaming on Disney+ is Raya and the Last Dragon. Will it be good? I don’t know. I still think it looks a little too ambitious in these trailers. But who am I to judge? What the heck do I even know? There’s a new trailer!
Hopefully it will be great. I definitely plan to pay for the premium movie premiere, so I hope it will be worth my money. I love dragons! I love good fights in movies! So I’m going to hope for the best!
Raya and the Last Dragon comes to Disney+ (and theaters, I guess) on March 5!
Raya and the Last Dragon is the next big animated Disney movie and they put out a new trailer this week. And it’s…good? I want to say good. But something just feels…off to me. I think it’s the voice. Kelly Marie Tran voices Raya, but I think she was a second choice at some point. And I Just don’t think her voice syncs up perfectly… See for yourself.
The story also seems too ambitious. It seems a little too complicated.
But hey, maybe I have no idea what I’m talking about. There exists the very real chance that I am entirely wrong with my gut reaction to this new trailer. I hope that is the case. I hope this is another banger.
Raya and the Last Dragon comes to theaters on March 5, along with premium access on Disney+.
The big Disney investor summit took place tonight and they dropped so much info about upcoming Disney projects that I am not equipped to handle it all! But what I can do is share a bunch of awesome trailers that were released online Thursday night! And they are some great trailers! Disney and Marvel are sparing no expense!
Not for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
It arrives on March 19.
Not for WandaVision.
That’s coming on Jan. 15.
We get our first look at the Loki show.
That’s coming in the fall of 2021.
We even got our first ever footage of the Ms. Marvel show! Holy cow!
That thing has barely begun filming, so I’m so excited to see even a little footage! We also heard that Kamala Khan is already planned to jump into the Captain Marvel 2 movie when that comes around!
Then here’s a big look at the What If…? series, coming in the summer.
And in just general news, we had the Fantastic Four movie confirmed for sure, complete with initial logo. And Jon Watts, the director of the MCU Spider-Man movies, will direct the Fantastic Four movie.
Further on in TV news, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) will star in a Secret Invasion TV show. Don Cheadle will return as War Machine in an Armor Wars show, wherein bad guys get their hands on Iron Man technology. Dominique Thorne has been cast as Riri Williams in an Ironheart TV show. Tatiana Maslany has been confirmed as Jennifer Walters in a She-Hulk show, which will also see the return of Tim Roth as Abomination! James Gunn is doing a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special for 2022.
So yeah, a ton of big news! How exciting! Now let’s go watch those trailers again…
We’ve known for a while now that Disney and Marvel were working on a Hawkeye TV show. There have also been rumors about the storyline for the show and even some casting. But I don’t really like to report on rumors, especially when they’re vehemently denied by the people involved.
Welp, shooting has begun in New York City and we’ve got a whole bunch of confirmations and casting news to revel in! Turns out the Hawkeye TV show is going to feature Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton from the Avengers movies mentoring Kate Bishop, the other Hawkeye!
And Kate Bishop will be played by Hailee Steinfeld!
This hasn’t been officially confirmed by Disney, and Steinfeld did a lot of denying over the past few months, but she has now been actively spotted on set with Renner, so it’s for real.
One of the antagonists in the show will be the Clown, played by Fra Fee.
Which means the Matt Fraction Hawkeye comic will likely be an inspiration — which is good, because I consider that comic to be one of the best comics of the century so far.
We’ve also got Tony Dalton as the Swordsman, Hawkeye’s mentor when he was just starting out. So that’s pretty neat!
And likely means we’ll see plenty of flashbacks to Hawkeye getting his start as a master archer. I’m down with that.
Other casting news includes newcomer Alaqua Cox as Echo. I would have posted a picture, but I couldn’t find any images of Alaqua Cox on Google. I guess this is her first starring role. Echo is a fun character.
There’s also going to be Vera Farmiga as Kate Bishop’s mom and Zahn McClarnon as Echo’s father. So that’s nifty!
Florence Pugh’s upcoming Black Widow movie character, Yelena Belova, is also rumored to appear in the show. That is also cool! The Hawkeye TV show is shaping up to be pretty excellent. Marvel’s going to have a whole heck of a lot of fun TV shows coming! I can’t wait!