If you're like me—a fan of fantasy, horror, sci-fi and most things comic book-related—the string of trailers that dropped over the past 24 hours will make you geek out hardcore.
Gal Gadot (an alum of The Fast and the Furious) plays the new Wonder Woman, aka Diana, princess of the Amazons (first introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and warrior to the nth degree who is spurred to go battling (and eventually unlocks the full potential of her powers) when an American pilot crashes on the shore of her isolated island and relates what's going on in the outside world. The Warner Bros./DC Comics film has been pimped to the moon and back, and last night, the final trailer was released during the 2017 MTV Movie and Television Awards. The film drops on June 2.
Some of us remember in 1990, when Stephen King's 1986 novel It was adapted into a TV miniseries that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown (and he was creepy as fuck), and also featured John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Richard Masur, Tim Reid and Annette O'Toole. Of course, the fact that it was aired on network television meant there were certain limitations to the overall freakiness. The film doesn't seem to be as ... watered down, shall we say? And it definitely seems darker. Pennywise comes off as a more formidable foe in the previews alone, which means there's a chance this It will be truer to the book. It's due to be released in two parts; the first (technically called It: Part 1—The Loser's Club) is due out September 8, 2017. The second trailer for the reboot was released last night, also during the 2017 MTV Movie and Television Awards.
Blade Runner 2049 isn't a remake of the iconic original (which is a relief), but does star Harrison Ford. It's set 30 years later, and the new blade runner in town is played by Ryan Gosling, whose LAPD Officer K has uncovered a secret that, according to the synopsis, "has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos." It sends him on a quest to find OG blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford), who's been MIA for the past three decades. The cast also includes Lennie James (who plays Morgan in The Walking Dead), Robin Wright, and Jared Leto in a mysterious TBA role. Ridley Scott produces; Denis Villeneuve (of Arrival fame) directs. The film comes out October 6, 2017.