At Comic-Con this past summer, fans were given an early first look at X-Men: Apocalypse. The reel showed Oscar Isaac as the titular villain for the first time, along with the young versions of some familiar X-Men such as Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. Since then, everyone (who didn’t watch a leaked version of the footage) has been patiently waiting for the trailer to arrive, and now we finally know when that will be.
The first X-Men Apocalypse trailer will arrive with Star Wars: The Force Awakens next month, and it will be a little more than just a teaser. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
When you’ve invested upwards of $100 million into a game with 7 million subscribers around the world, you don’t half-ass the promotional campaign. So even though Warcraft is still seven months out, Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment are getting an early start on putting the word out. Following a handful of new stills this weekend, Warcraft has just revealed a splashy new poster, as well as details on the imminent trailer release.
Check out the first Warcraft poster, and get Warcraft trailer release details, after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:
- Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
- No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
- Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
- Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
- William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
- John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
- Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
- Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
- Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Earlier today, a rumor circulated that the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War would be attached to Spectre, which is set to make its North American bow next week. On one hand, this makes sense – why wouldn’t Marvel Studios want to piggyback off one of the most successful movie franchises of all time to hype their own massively successful movie franchise? But on the other hand, you wonder why they just don’t wait a few weeks. After all, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in December and that seems like a nice way to keep everything under the Disney-owned umbrella.
Well, the other hand seems to be right. The counter-rumor says that a Civil War trailer is on the way, but we shouldn’t expect to see it in theaters until Star Wars makes its grand return. If nothing else, Disney is a master of synergy.
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Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak is a deliciously dark and twisted piece, set in the most gorgeous, most decrepit haunted house you’ve ever seen and anchored by three mesmerizing performances from Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and most especially Jessica Chastain. It’s also not the horror movie that’s being sold in the trailers, but a Gothic romance. Think Jane Eyre plus ghosts, not The Conjuring plus corsets.
That’s not such a bad thing if you happen to love costume dramas, but it can be an unpleasant surprise if you don’t. And that misleading marketing doesn’t seem to be doing it many favors. I’ve seen a lot of critics ding it for being ineffective as a horror movie — which of course it is, because it isn’t really one. The B- Cinemascore and limp box office might also reflect the discrepancy between what Crimson Peak seems to be, and what it actually is.
Admittedly, it’s not difficult to understand why Universal chose to market Crimson Peak as a horror movie. A Brontë-esque romance is a much harder sell outside the arthouse than a spooky, seasonally appropriate haunted house flick. And it’s hardly the first time a marketing team has chosen to sell a completely different movie. Sometimes it’s part of a savvy strategy and sometimes it’s a desperate ploy; sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Below, let’s look back at 15 movies with misleading trailers. Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Read More »
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Right when the new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted, confirmation of ticket sales, marathon events and some movie theater exclusive collectibles were announced at the same time. You can find out all you need to know on that front over here.
Along with those announcements came official confirmation that the new trailer would arrive during Monday Night Football on ESPN tomorrow evening. And today Disney is teasing the arrival of the trailer around their various networks with some brief snippets from the trailer, and you can see some of The Force Awakens trailer footage below! Read More »
Just a couple days ago, a new rumor surfaced saying that tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would go on sale next Monday, October 19th, and the beginning of tickets sales may also be marked with a new trailer for the sci-fi saga sequel. Details were murky as to exactly how and when this was all going down, but some more solid information on the new Force Awakens trailer release has surfaced along with tickets sales buzz and word on the official poster. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Update: Additional details have arrived, confirming that tickets will go on sale on Monday. The details are after the jump.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer since the moment they finished watching the previous trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s face it – we’re a bunch of hopeless junkies, crawling around on our hands and knees, waiting for Lucasfilm to grant us our next fix.
And that next fix could be very soon, as a new report suggests that a new trailer may arrive on October 19 and will kick off ticket pre-sales. In other words, you’ll be asked to go ahead and buy your ticket while you’re still under the influence of new Star Wars footage. Classic drug dealer tactics, Lucasfilm.
For everything we know about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and the ticket pre-sales, hit the jump.
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Over the summer, a live streaming press conference introduced everyone to the cast of Independence Day 2, officially titled Independence Day: Resurgence (or IDR for those who were a fan of the ID4 shorthand for the original 1996 blockbuster). In that little event, we also learned some key details about the setting for the sequel, but with regards to the plot, we’re still largely in the dark.
But hopefully we’ll learn a little more about IDR this winter as director Roland Emmerich recently revealed in an interview that the Independence Day 2 trailer release will be right around Christmas. But that’s not all the director had to say about the sequel. Read More »