The current conversations about Star Wars: The Force Awakens are primarily concerned with two things: spoilers and trailers. Director J.J. Abrams recently admitted some of the spoilers on the Internet are true, just as some really big ones have come online. Meanwhile, everyone else has been patiently waiting for and debating when we’d see our next glimpse of footage. The safe money is on Thursday April 16, when Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy kick off Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA.
In a new interview, Abrams commented on this and offered up very little information. He did say that the conversation about how and when to release information to the fans happens every day. Read the J.J. Abrams Star Wars 7 trailer news below. Read More »
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Director Duncan Jones finished shooting Warcraft almost a year ago. Production wrapped in May of 2014 but the film is not scheduled for release until March 11, 2016. In the meantime, the director and his team are working hard not only on post-production, which includes a lot of performance capture and computer graphics, but marketing. How do you sell the masses on a super-geeky property based on a popular video game which still remains a niche property as far as the mainstream is concerned?
One idea Jones had was to do two separate Warcraft trailers for two of the major factions in the action fantasy adaptation: one for the Horde and one for the Alliance. Whether or not that’ll happen, or when it’ll happen, we don’t yet know. But below, read Jones discuss Warcraft’s marketing and offer an update on the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Steven Soderbergh‘s Magic Mike was a thoughtful examination of the American Dream, but it was also a glorious celebration of glistening manflesh. While it remains to be seen if the Gregory Jacobs-directed sequel will be the former, the first teaser poster confirms it will definitely be the latter.
The Tatum-tastic poster is just the first stop on the promotional campaign for the Warner Bros. sequel, with the very first first trailer set to hit this week. Check out the Magic Mike XXL poster and get details on the Magic Mike XXL trailer release after the jump. Read More »
Last week, Latino Review ran an article about next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuting with Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, since you read /Film, you already knew that because we broke that news a month prior. What our friends at Latino Review mentioned that we didn’t though was the trailer would include footage of Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca. That was news to us.
You see, the source who tipped us off to the new trailer told us something almost totally different. They said the original trilogy characters would not be featured in the marketing because Lucasfilm wants to keep their specific roles as secret as possible. Plus, with so many new characters, worlds, ships, etc. to sell people on, they don’t want to show too much familiar stuff. They want it to be Star Wars, but a new Star Wars, like the first teaser trailer. Familiar yet different.
Our source never said we wouldn’t see the characters at all. It was just strongly implied they would be in the background. Could this strategy, one we heard about in late November, have changed? Could Disney have decided to put the original trilogy characters in the marketing? Like most things, the truth will most likely be found in the middle. Read More »
Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man. You can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the first Ant-Man trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see the Ant-man photos now.
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Briefly: During the halftime of the Rose Bowl, it was revealed when we’d see the next trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’ll premiere January 12 during the College Football National Championship game on ESPN, starting at 8:30 p.m. EST. Expect it online soon after. We’ll have the new Avengers Age of Ultron trailer here on /Film as soon as it’s available.
Marvel Studios is pretty great at giving fans a tease at their work as early as possible. In some cases, thanks to Comic Con, we’ve seen footage from their movies just one day into filming. So if director Peyton Reed finished production on Ant-Man on December 5, the fact a trailer was classified on December 23 kind of makes sense. A trailer classification usually means it’ll hit the Internet within a week or two. In the case of Ant-Man, because of the holidays, odds are that won’t happen until 2015. But the release will probably be very early in 2015. So what’s the occasion? When and where will you see it? Read about the Ant-Man trailer below. Read More »
If you’re like us and have been obsessively thinking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the past two years, give yourself a pat on the back. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, that incredible level of interest was a major factor in the recent release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Originally, they weren’t going to release something this early, but felt that the fans had demanded it.
Iger talked about that, as well as J.J. Abrams‘ commitment to practical effects and the film’s gargantuan expectations and importance, in a new interview. Below, read about what the Disney CEO said about the Star Wars Force Awakens trailer release and more. Read More »
Over 100 million people across the world have watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer over the past week and a half. The 88-second tease is on track to be the movie viewed movie trailer in the history of the Internet and for good reason. It’s arguably one of the most anticipated and talked about sequels of all time.
Maybe you made your mom watch the trailer, or your grandma, uncle, hell, every family member. But one person who hasn’t seen it is series creator George Lucas. Lucas sold his company and rights to Star Wars in October 2012 to Disney for $4 billion but was rumored to be a peripheral creative consultant on The Force Awakens. Whether that’s true or not, he hasn’t watched the trailer yet. Read his reasoning below. Read More »