One of the more intriguing new characters in Blade Runner 2049 is Niander Wallace, played by professional cringe-inducer Jared Leto. Though the exact nature of his role — beyond “vaguely unnerving dude who makes Replicants” — remains to be seen, Niander appears to be a key figure in Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated sequel. He’s also the subject of this new short film, which takes place in 2036 and is the first of three prequels that will help shed some light on the events that occurred over the 30 years between films.
Things are moving along quite nicely for Disney’s live-action redo of Aladdin, and the casting momentum of recent weeks continues today with yet another new addition: Numan Acar, best known for recurring roles on Homeland and FOX’s Prison Break revival, has joined the ensemble for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming reimagining of the 1992 animated classic.
As it turns out, asking Ewan McGregor about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Star Wars spinoff is basically like a publicity version of Bloody Mary — say it enough times and it’ll appear. Despite the actor’s numerous expressions of interest in revisiting one of the only good things to come of the Star Wars prequels (aside from Watto, of course), the decision ultimately rests with Lucasfilm. And it looks like Lucasfilm is most definitely down.
The latest trailer for mother! is arguably more effective than the first — hard to imagine after that initial and completely bonkers sneak peek, I know. But this one uses sound and dialogue to unnerving effect, and although doing more telling than showing seems counterintuitive, it’s a concept that works brilliantly in the second trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s new film, and his first since 2014’s Noah.
I think it was a silly old bear who once said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” I think he also said, “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” That Pooh bear sure was wise. Or maybe it was his inventor, A.A. Milne — the subject of the upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin, which examines the life of the man behind everyone’s favorite tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. And judging by this new trailer, you’re going to need to buy some tissues in bulk.
We may never know exactly how much of the Han Solo movie has changed since Ron Howard took over for Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but at least one difference is immediately clear: Howard is definitely more fond than his predecessors of sharing updates and photos from the set of the untitled Star Wars spinoff on social media — including today’s offering, which gives us a sneak peek at what appears to be a new droid.
Looking at Facebook or Twitter or even casting so much as a brief glance at news headlines has become a daily source of despair. So if you’ve done any of those things today (and you totally have), you’re probably in the market for something a little more warm and fuzzy. Enter Chris Hemsworth with a heart-melting revelation about one of the funniest lines in the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.
Now that Mark Wahlberg is out, the Transformers franchise is in dire need of another white male actor who has giant biceps, hails from Massachusetts and whose former career path involved rapping while shirtless. Enter John Cena, who has officially signed on for a lead role in the ’80s-set Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, which has additionally been pushed back from its previous summer 2018 release date and given a more festive December date.
Atomic Blonde is an easy sell: It’s Charlize Theron in a stylish spy thriller from one-half of the directing duo behind John Wick. But the first solo directorial effort from David Leitch is a little more James Bond than Blonde Wick — James Blonde, maybe, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s certainly more plot-driven (and at times, slightly convoluted) than John Wick, but no less enjoyable, and though the action scenes are every bit as awesome as you’d hope, it’s not quite the film you might be expecting.
Jigsaw’s back, y’all. It’s been several years (seven, to be exact), but everyone’s favorite death-contraption-loving maniac has returned — well, sort of, anyway. The first trailer for the latest installment in the Saw franchise has arrived, promising to reclaim Halloween with another round of gory puzzles, a host of fresh victims, and plenty of those classic convoluted plot twists. Let the games begin?
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