Paramount has just released thefirst trailer of the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, and we get a first look at actor Jim Carrey playing Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik. We also see Sonic, voiced by “Parks and Recreation” star Ben Schwartz, zipping through forests and taking out the entire energy grid while sprinting along the highway. It hits theaters on Nov. 8 in the US. Read more for the trailer and a reaction video.
NetherRealm Studios have just released two new trailers showcasing Kitana and D’Vorah. The former keeps many of her classic moves, such as fan throws as well as the ability to lift opponents off the ground and suspend them in mi-air. She also has a new teleport dive kick, teleport throat slit, and a projectile absorber. Players can choose to play as the living Princess of Edenia Kitana of the past or as the undead Princess of the Netherrealm Kitana of the present. Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23rd. Read more for the two new videos and additional information.
Star Wars: Episode IX, officially called “The Rise of Skywalker,” director J.J. Abrams said Friday during an appearance at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago that some time has gone by since the events of the last movie and doesn’t pick up immediately after the events of “The Last Jedi.” Yes, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia will make an appearance through unused scenes from “The Force Awakens” that have been integrated into the story. It opens nationwide on Dec. 10, 2019. Read more to watch the trailer and for a reaction video.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is an spin-off film of the franchise directed by David Leitch of Deadpool 2 fame that centers around Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal agent Luke Hobbs and former-British military turned mercenary Deckard Shaw join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as Brixton. It’s scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 by Universal Pictures.Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.
In this Chapter 3 Parabellum, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is still on the run following his assassination of a member of the High Table in The Continental after being excommunicated from every Continental service, and has a $14 million global contract on his head. This forces him to fight his way out of New York City with the help of a hitwoman (Halle Berry) who still believes in his trust. It’s set to hit theaters in the US on May 17, 2019. Read more to watch the trailer and for a reaction video.
The final installment of the “Avengers” franchise is coming, and it’s officially called “Avengers: Endgame”. The first trailer starts off with Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., adrift in space, before we see Thanos’ armor and the supervillain himself, as Black Widow says that the villain did “exactly what he said he was going to do” — wiping out half of all life on Earth. It’s set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019. Read more for two reactions videos and additional information.
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It’s true, The Lion King is getting a live-action reboot, and it’s directed by Jon Favreau. Thisphotorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones. Principal photography began the summer of 2017 on a blue screen stage in Los Angeles, and the film is scheduled for an official release on July 19, 2019. Read more to see how this modern remake compares to the 1994 animated version.
Peter Jackson may be known for bringing JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings to the big screen, but he decided to leave fantasy behind for his latest project, titled “They Shall Not Grow Old”. It’s a World War I documentary, complete with color and digitally enhanced sound. The filmmaker sourced archival footage from The Imperial War Museum, used the original audio from BBC and the voices of war veterans. “Many hours of dramatic footage were filmed on the battlefields, capturing the realities of the conflict in remarkable and unprecedented detail. This footage provided the public at home with astonishing access to the frontline: The Battle of the Somme, a documentary film produced with the cooperation of the War Office, was seen by an estimated 20 million Britons in its first six weeks of release,” said The Imperial War Museum. Read more for another trailer and additional information.
Yes, it’s true, the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, titled “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” is set to hit theathers in 2019. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, and showcases a variety of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. “The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself,” according to the synopsis. Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.
Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in US theaters on May 25, 1977, and earned $461 million, while receiving ten Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), winning seven. It launched an industry of tie-in products, including spin-off TV series, novels, comic books, video games, amusement park attractions, and merchandise including toys, games, and clothing. The latest is this anime fan makeover by Dmitry “Ahriman” Grozov of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading for another Star Wars anime short film and more information.