I’ve never been a fan of the advertising campaigns for the newer films. They just never seemed too… “Star Wars-y”. I’m a bit old school, I guess. I like to see my trailers (and TV Spots) with the “Star Wars” music blaring, exploding action, fan favorites front and center. These new spots just don’t do it for me. They seem too passive. So I’ve tried to course correct it.
Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated by movie trailers. I loved how they were a sneak peek into a much bigger world. And when a trailer is put together right, it really gets that movie excitement flaring. Unfortunately, sometimes they get it wrong and it can make a movie look laughably bad. Or just blah.
It looks like there was more superhero goodness from the San Diego Comic-Con today. Marvel unleashed it’s second trailer for the Benedict Cumberbatch led “Doctor Strange.” And I really like the look of it. It seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
If you didn’t get enough superhero action today with the “Wonder Woman” trailer or the Netflix Marvel trailers, then here’s another one to chomp on. Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.”
Gal Gadot returns as the titular character in her first solo big screen debut. As everyone is aware by now, we got our first taste of her in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Most people credited her with being the best part of that film. If anything, it was certainly exciting to see Wonder Woman on the movie screen for the first time.
The last time we saw Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the gang of Planet Express was on a very well done crossover with the “Simpsons” a while back. And I would love to see another one of those again, but alas, it was probably just a one-off.
A number of television spots highlighting individual characters from the upcoming David Ayer film “Suicide Squad” have popped up. This includes one for Jared Leto’s The Joker as well.
Also included is the first released clip from the film which focuses on the character of Enchantress.
Disney/Lucasfilm have released the first trailer for the first “Star Wars” stand-alone film entitled “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” What’s it about you ask? It was all in the opening crawl of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
Set a decade after “Days of Future Past” this new entry has our favorite mutants take on the god-like mutant Apocalypse whose goal is to destroy mankind. Now I’m always wondering, why do these superpower beings always want to destroy the world? When I hear that, this clip always comes to mind.