The next Star Wars movie of the epic nine-film arc has some big expectations to meet, and the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took the first step.
It begins with Daisy Ridley’s Rey on yet another desert planet activating her lightsaber and sprinting into a sick back-flip toward a pursuing craft. It proceeds to show some of the other main characters, including John Boyega’s Finn, Oscar Isaac’s Po, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in this highly anticipated final chapter.
And then there’s Carrie Fisher’s General Organa in a deep embrace with Rey. Just to hit everyone in the feels.
The trailer shows a lot of neat images of battles but doesn’t give away a whole lot outright, but there’s plenty of morsels for theory-craters to chew over. Not the least of which is a familiar sounding cackle at the very end.
The second trailer for Avengers Endgame dropped Thursday morning and finds the team, sporting some new matching outfits, banding together for one final mission to do…something to Thanos.
Maybe put him in the corner and make him think about what he’s done?
The trailer looks back to pivotal moments in each of the remaining Avengers’ lives, giving weight to the long-held theory that the installment will find the superheroes journeying through their past to remedy the present.
The trailer ends with an appearance by Captain Marvel, meeting Thor for the first time, who tries to intimidate her by summoning Stormbreaker. She remains unimpressed, prompting him to proclaim, “I like this one.”
Me too buddy.
Also, are Captain America and Captain Marvel gonna start trying to pull rank on each other?
Captain America: Civil War will see the Avengers turn against one another in a fight over government oversight. On one side is Captain America, who is told that the world can no longer tolerate his un-checked vigilantism but that’s not the way he sees it. On the other side is Iron Man, who views the limitations placed on them as what separates the heroes from the bad guys, and also want to punch Steve in his face.
The havoc of the past films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems seem to have left civilians anxious about these super-powerful dudes roaming the planet. And the government has drafted legislation that would require would-be heroes to prove their goodwill by working under strict oversight.
The movie is directed by The Winter Soldier filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo. The story was inspired by the seven-part story-line written by Mark Millar in 2006-07 which pitted heroes against heroes in a crossover event that had the entire world of characters choosing sides behind either Captain America or Iron Man.
Soooo, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer looks pretty exciting.
First impression is: What? Were all of the Rebellion’s victories in the previous movies for nothing? People seem to have either forgotten what happened at the Battle of Endor or they’re too far out in the boonies to have noticed. Or maybe killing the Emperor and destroying the newer Death Star wasn’t enough to topple the Empire?
Also, although we did get Han and Leia, we didn’t see any Luke Skywalker (at least I didn’t, feel free to correct me if I missed him). What’s the deal with that? Could Luke’s absence be a plot point? Finn is shown about to throw down in a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren so I presume someone taught him some fencing. Either that, or it’s going to be an incredibly short fight…
The spaceship battle scenes look totally rad though! In fact, pretty much anything involving a spaceship looked pretty damn awesome to me.
I could use a cigarette and a nap after that nergasm. Here’s hoping we don’t have another Phantom Menace on our hands…