Yeah, I know, you’re thinking about Star Wars. So is the rest of the Internet, but despite what the rest of this weekend might indicate, that’s not the only movie in town. There are others on the way too, and that means another round of cool trailers, from the return of Star Trek to the next generation of Eastwood westerns. So let’s get to it.
STAR TREK BEYOND
The Enterprise crew is back for the third adventure since the 2009 reboot, and the first trailer is very heavy on the action and light on the plot. Trekkies are already lambasting it for looking too silly and not cerebral enough, but honestly… this looks fun. And the Beastie Boys sync doesn’t hurt.
Scott Eastwood’s attempting to follow in his father’s footsteps and prove himself as a Western star with this flick, setting out on a quest for revenge after his wife is taken from him. Will it work? Who knows, but I support anything that lets Walton Goggins keep getting Western roles.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
The world of Harry Potter is coming alive again next year with this film, straight from the pen of Potter creator J.K. Rowling herself. Set decades before the original saga (in America, no less), the film will follow a magical zoologist (Eddie Redmayne) on his adventures to study, and contain, various magical creatures. The trailer doesn’t give us much, but if you’re a Potter fan like I am, it’s enough to get you stoked.
EDDIE THE EAGLE
Taron Egerton, fresh off his breakout role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, stars in this biopic about Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, an underdog if there ever was one, who beat the odds to become Britain’s first Olympic ski jumper in 1988. This looks like loads of fun, and could easily propel Egerton to the next level of stardom if it sticks the landing.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
Tina Fey stars in this true story about a journalist who decides to drop everything and become a war correspondent in Afghanistan. I’ll frankly watch anything Fey does at this point, and this looks simultaneously like a test of her acting ability and an opportunity for her to flex her comedic muscles in a different way. Throw in a supporting cast that includes Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, and Billy Bob Thornton, and I’m already waiting in line.
Josh Duhamel is a lawyer investigating the fraudulent practices of a pharmaceuticals billionaire (Anthony Hopkins) who gets in way over his head and becomes a pawn in a very deadly came designed to ruin him. It might turn out to be something very generic, or it might be really inventive. Either way, I’m down for anything that lets Hopkins get his Villain on.