Freeform’s television adaptation of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger comics may not be premiering until 2018, but that hasn’t stopped the network from putting out the show’s first trailer. The show, which follows a pair of runaways from vastly different backgrounds who end up with superpowers, has a ten episode order at the cable network.
People have been trying to adapt this comic for the screen going back to 2011, when it was initially intended to air on broadcast network ABC alongside a version of Jessica Jones. Needless to say these adaptations have taken divergent paths to eventually make it to audiences.
The trailer itself gives us a tease of our two main characters, Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Ty (Aubrey Joseph), but with only minor flashes of the “superhero” angle of the show. Mostly it’s a moody trailer about a couple of runaways with a flash of superpowers at the end. Is it enough to whet the appetite of the (creepily named) “becomers” demographic Freeform is targeted at? I’m not sure.
One of the biggest problems with the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film was how its story felt so disconnected from the prior three films in the franchise. I mean, the other complaint was that it just wasn’t very good, but not having Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner or Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann probably didn’t help all that much.
The fifth film has obviously been trying to rectify that, with Bloom’s character confirmed to reappear and Will and Elizabeth’s son featuring prominently – but we’ve all been assuming Knightley wouldn’t be back (as the studio hasn’t made any announcements). Then we got a Japanese trailer for the film, and guess who briefly shows up:
That’s right, she’s back. Though honestly I think we can assume it isn’t in a major role. I mean, if a film was going to prominently feature Knightley, you’d assume she’d be all over the advertising already. The fact that it’s a brief shot in an international trailer implies that she’s only making a cameo.
I’m betting in a flashback.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes out May 26th.
Breathe, just… breathe. The first teaser trailer is now here for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it’s exactly what we needed. First shown earlier today at Star Wars Celebration, like the trailers for The Force Awakens it doesn’t give too much away. It does however whet our appetites for the film so sharply that December can’t come soon enough.
I don’t want to speculate too much (or spoil the trailer before you watch it), so you should really just put the video on. I rewatched it three times right now, and I’ll probably do so again. I am very, very excited about this movie.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
To say that Orphan Black has been an incredible ride is an understatement. We’ve repeatedly raved about the show (and its star Tatiana Maslany’s performance), so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I’m not quite sure what’s been stopping you. Anyway, the show’s fifth and final season begins this June, and while we’ve gotten some sufficiently creepy marketing for it, we now have an actual trailer.
And in it, the clones are ready to fight.
The show has been building to a final conflict, and it looks like our heroines are ready to face it. Honestly, I’m really excited for this season, but I think I’ll be fairly sad to see the show come to an end after these last ten episodes.
The final season of Orphan Black premieres Saturday, June 10th.
Does it actually get one? I’m not really sure – but the music throughout sure wants us to think something deep is happening here. As this is a Transformers film directed by Michael Bay, I’m fairly confident that it’ll turn out to be fairly shallow.
But hey – way to earn your paycheck trailer editor.
I’m pretty sure if I piece together all of the trailers for Transformers: The Last Knight I could piece together the entire plot of the film, but I leave that sort of super cut up to someone with more time on their hands. What it comes down to is that this film is going to be more of the same from the series. If you happen to like that, you’ll be pleased. I, on the other hand, have gotten a bit tired of the routine, and this trailer isn’t convincing me that anything has changed.
Transformers: The Last Knight comes out June 23rd.
SpikeTV’s television series adaptation of Stephen King’s Novella The Mist is coming to our screens soon, and the network has now released a trailer for the series. The story centers around a small town in Maine (who would have guessed) where a malevolent mist rolls in, cutting them off from the rest of the world. Things sort of go down hill from there.
The Mist was previously adapted into a movie back in 2007, but that version changed a lot of story details. This new version, which will span ten episodes, is likely to remain much more faithful to the source material. Honestly, it’s probably the most interested I’ve been in anything on SpikeTV in a long time.
The Osiris Child comes out later this month in Australia, and it actually looks pretty solid. The film was directed by Shane Abbess, and stars Kellen Lutz, Temuera Morrison, and Rachel Griffiths. I’ll be the first to admit that while it seems a little paint by numbers, the execution looks pretty solid.
The full title of the film is The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One, which is a bit of a mouthful, and has an alien force invading, a prisoner teaming up with soldier, and that solder is a father trying to find his daughter. I mean, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before — but it’s kind of all of it at once.
We can only hope an American distributor decides to pick this one up.
The Thor movies, while enjoyable, have never been the strongest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor: The Dark World was especially disappointing, and not just because it completely wasted Christopher Eccleston to such a degree that many didn’t even realize it was him under the villain’s makeup and vocal distortion. Things seem to be turning around though, as Marvel released the first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok earlier today.
And it looks amazing.
From start to finish, with the driving Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song blasting, the entire trailer indicates that we’re about to get a very different Thor film than the last two outings. Okay, so it feels a little Guardians of the Galaxy-ish, but as they’re both parts of the cosmic corner of the MCU, it actually makes a lot of sense. So yeah — watch it.
I’m going to be honest here, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword looks absolutely bonkers. What we saw in the earlier trailer for the film was just pretty trailer-iffic. This time around though, we get to see some footage from the film which fits much more into director Guy Ritchie’s signature style.
What I’m saying is that it looks really cool.
Beyond that, I don’t have much else to say. It’s a film going into a pretty crowded field this year, so regardless of whether this turns out to be awesome or not, it’s hard to say whether or not it’ll see success.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword comes out May 12, 2017.
The first trailer for the newly rebooted version of The Mummy was full of Tom Cruise driven stunts and explosions. Now, with the second trailer, we actually get to find out a bit about the headlining villain/monster.
Throughout the trailer the central sitar riff of The Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black” keeps playing, and while my brain desperately spent the whole time wanting the rest of the song to kick in, it sets the appropriate tone. That said — creepy shots set to creepy music (which likely won’t appear in the film) are not much of an indicator as to whether the film will be any good. But hey, it can’t be worse than Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
The Mummy comes out June 9, 2017.
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