After the last few Transformers movies, it seems safe to say not many people are excited for another one. That's why Bumblebee is trying to do something different. It's got Travis Knight — the director of Kubo and the Two Strings — at the helm, and it takes place in the '80s, long before the original films started, and the era when Transformers became popular in the first place. At CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, Paramount showed the first footage from the upcoming film, and it was extremely encouraging.
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Jim Gianopulos, the head of Paramount Pictures, took the occasion of CinemaCon 2018 to announce some major sequels in development at the studio. We'll be seeing more of Star Trek, Cloverfield and the recent horror hit A Quiet Place.
Before M. Night Shyamalan debuted the first footage from his upcoming movie Glass at CinemaCon, his star Samuel L. Jackson had something to say. "It's about time I got the title role in my own motherfucking movie," he said to the audience in Las Vegas. And, from the looks of the footage, what a movie this could be.
For fans, the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to show the legendary moment where Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian is kind of mind-blowing. It's one of those things we've always imagined, but now we get to see it. But if you can't just wait another month to know what happens, you're in luck. Disney screened the scene at CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas and here's how it goes down.
It's obvious that we're all excited about Alien: Covenant. Every new little piece of footage or information just elevates that excitement, and at CinemaCon 2017, it happened again. Fox showed a clip that featured destruction and death on a level that's rather rare, even for the violent Alien franchise.
"Tone" has been the magic word for the DC Universe since the release of Batman v Superman. Would future films get the right tone, giving audiences a sufficiently fun, superhero feeling to go along with the universe's decidedly dark vision? Well, at CinemaCon 2017, that answer, maybe for the first time, was "Yes."
I feel like a bad reporter for admitting this, but when I heard Alexander Payne -- the director of movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants -- was making a new film, I just assumed Gizmodo wouldn't cover it. I didn't even look into it. I knew I'd see it, probably love it, and it would probably be nominated for a bunch of awards. But I had no idea what it was actually about.
Warner Bros' CinemaCon presentation started off with a bang today: a 15-minute spotlight on upcoming DC Films. It touted the huge success of Batman v Superman (and the head of WB confirmed that Ben Affleck will be directing a solo Batman movie), showed the new trailer for Suicide Squad and did a sizzle reel that included about 30 seconds of new Wonder Woman footage.