While Universal and Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim Uprising isn’t appearing at the San Diego Comic Con this year, they did just drop the first teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel that features Star Wars star John Boyega. The teaser is is part of a viral marketing/social media campaign that asks audiences to join the team in the war against Kaiju that have attacked the world in this Pacific Rim universe.
Just when you started to forget about the Saw franchise after many, many sequels, Lionsgate has released a trailer for their upcoming sequel/reboot Jigsaw. The trailer makes the movie seem like more than just a straight up horror film, with a sense of mystery and action throughout the two and a half minutes. It will be interesting to see how things play out and if the film sticks to the series’ more usual horror genre tendencies or if it expands and become something more like The Purge, which has a bit more action and thriller aspect to it than just the classic slasher fare.
Sony dropped a new trailer this morning for an upcoming action film starring Taraji P. Henson called Proud Mary. The film seems to be in line with other recent and upcoming releases that have featured major Hollywood actresses in leading action roles such as Atomic Blonde staring Charlize Theron and the anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. Based on the trailer below, the movie looks like it’s going to be pretty kick ass and should help widen Taraji’s fan base, which is not a bad thing at all. She’s an amazing actress who is definitely seeing a lot more career growth lately with the success of her TV show Empire, and in movies such as Hidden Figures.
Over the past few years DC comics has announced a slew of films that they’re going to be producing and releasing in the coming years. One of the projects that has received a lot of hype is a Shazam movie this is mostly due to the fact that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson began talks with DC over whether he wanted to play Shazam or his main antagonist Black Adam. When it was announced that The Rock would be starting as Black Adam, it was also announced that he would be getting his own film, following along with with the most recent interpretations of the character where he is more of an antihero then he is a flat out villain. Not much more development has been made or announced when to comes to the Shazam movie, until today.
Ahead of today’s San Diego Comic Con Panel, 20th Century Fox has dropped a new trailer for Kingsman The Golden Circle. The Upcoming sequel brings back stars Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Colin Firth (somehow?!) and introduces Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal. And let me say, if you enjoyed the first film, which was a balls to the wall, at times hyper-violent, comedy-action film, this trailer gives high hopes for the sequel.
Do you obsess over Funko Pops? Do you love searching for the limited edition Pops? Are you going to be at the San Diego Comic Con this Weekend? If you answered yes to all three of these, you’re going to love this! If you answered yes to the first two, I feel your pain with the No on the third one.
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