The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, possible cameos for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being leaked and more…
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Superhero movie trailers have set a frustrating precedent. It started with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice announcement at Comic Con 2013 three years before the film’s release.And it wasn’t even that good.
Justice League got a full-length trailer at this Summer’s Comic Con a year and a half before release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its first teaser out a year before we got a chance to watch the final feature. A year of excruciating waiting. It means that if blockbuster films haven’t had a trailer out six months before release, everyone thinks something is wrong.Looking at you, Fantastic Four.
Thankfully, Spider-Man: Homecoming got its first trailer eight months before release this week. Enter ‘hits the web’ joke here.And it’s AMAZING!
We’re being spoiled at the moment. Just a few weeks before Spider-Man’s first trailer came out, we got one for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – which has set the record for Marvel’s most views in 24 hours for a trailer ever. Next year will see Guardians, Spider-Man and Thor: Ragnarok releases in the MCU. It’s a good time to be alive…If you don’t count all the other crazy stuff going on in the world right now.
As Vin Diesel isn’t the best at keeping secrets, he might have let slip an MCU cameo. He’s teased that somewhere in the Universe, we’ll see Groot vs Hulk. It could be Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4…or maybe Baby Groot ends up in the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial battles in Thor: Ragnarok…Groot must’ve found a dictionary.
And why stop there? The man who was once rumoured to be playing two different roles in the MCU (back when Inhumans was still a thing), is also promoting a Rocket Raccoon/Groot spin-off movie.EVERYONE is Groot.
Spider-Man, Guardians and Thor are all next year, though. That’s the future. This week, however, will see the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Despite rumours and reports of production troubles and studio-enforced reshoots (which director Gareth Edwards has finally spoken about), George Lucas has given Rogue One his seal of approval, with Edwards revealing he “really liked the movie.”Lucas wasn’t pressured into positive reviews at all.
Perhaps it’s because of the rumoured Original Trilogy character cameos in the film, some of which Flickering Myth’s Gary Collinson had already predicted. Thankfully, the tracklisting to composer Michael Giacchino’s score doesn’t give away any such spoilers.There’s not a ‘Yoda Turns Up And Saves The Day’ title in sight.
LucasFilm has saved that sort of slip up for Star Wars: Episode VIII. A new trademark filing in Europe by the studio might have revealed the movie’s name. Disappointingly they haven’t stuck with the ‘Space Bears’ working title.
With Rogue One’s release just days away, Flickering Myth’s Anghus Houvouras thought it best to bait the fanboys with an opinion piece on The Force Awakens’ faults. Read the article, because it’s great, and then have fun in the rather lively comments section. Then, for everything else, read The Week in Star Wars.
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