Jessica Jones Season Two Trailer #1 (2018) *Alias Investigations Re-Opens*

Jessica Jones Season 2 was filmed back-to-back with The Defenders, so it’s no surprise that it looks like it’ll be the next foray into the MCU/Netflix-verse.  Season one of the show stands right next to Daredevil’s first season as the best of the Netflix series, but it also used Jones’ most powerful storyline and only real villain in David Tenant’s Killgrave.  It looks like season two will find Jones questioning how she got her abilities and, if I were to venture a guess, drinking a lot and throwing people through walls.  How many doors will Alias Investigations go through in season two when Jessica Jones Season Two premieres on Netflix on March 8, 2018?
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Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”

Black Panther is one of the most complicated characters in the Marvel Universe.  He’s a monarch to the most isolated and technologically advanced nation on earth.  He’s a religious leader.  He’s a super hero to the outside world, and he’s the bearer of a mantle that stretches back to the founding of his nation.  Avengers: Infinity War showed us how pivotal Wakanda is going to be to the fight against Thanos on Earth, and I’m so pleased that they’ve gone all out again, creating another unique corner of the Marvel Universe for us to discover even when we’re going to be 18 films into the epic.  Black Panther’s two international trailers have a lot of additional footage, and the film itself will release February 16, 2018. Continue reading Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer #2 (2018) “Every Maze Has An End”

The Maze Runner is, in my opinion, the best YA adaptation to come out of the glut of films spawned by the success of The Hunger Games.  The sequel, The Scorch Trials, got less critical praise, but I really liked it too and thought it set things up well for the finale.  Unfortunately that finale got delayed a year when an on-the-set accident severely injured series star Dylan O’Brien, but now we’re set for the final act.  This is more of a teaser than a first trailer, but FOX can call it what it wants.  Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens has been pushed back a few weeks from its original January opening and now will hit theaters February 9, 2018.

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was directed by franchise helmer Wes Ball and also features Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, and even Will Poulter will be back for this final chapter of the trilogy.

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Ready Player One Trailer #2 (2018) “Enter the OASIS”

Ready Player One is one of my favorite novels of the last five years, and I was not hugely impressed like most people with the first trailer because it diverged significantly from Ernest Cline’s novel (which doesn’t need much tinkering).  A lot of it stems from a distrust of Spielberg with blockbusters, because he’s not a blockbuster director anymore.  Somewhere along the way he lost the childhood spark of adventure that infused the films that made him a household name, and I’d love it if this was the film that got it back, but not at the expense of what is amazing source material.  I did like this trailer better.  We’ll have to see when the film opens in March 2018.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.
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Alita: Battle Angel Trailer #1 (2018) *Will Hollywood Finally Get Anime Right?*

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For more than a decade, James Cameron was working on an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga Battle Angel Alita, before handing off directing duties to Spy Kids / Machete / Sin Citydirector Robert Rodriguez. That project is finally moving forward: Alita: Battle Angel is scheduled to hit theaters next year, and today, 20th Century Fox released an initial trailer, in which its main character falls squarely into the uncanny valley. Continue reading Alita: Battle Angel Trailer #1 (2018) *Will Hollywood Finally Get Anime Right?*

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