While Wonder Woman (and, by association, the DCEU) is currently riding high, the MCU has several highly anticipated films coming out later this year and in 2018. One of the most anticipated in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. It stars Chadwick Boseman as the title character and it is scheduled to be released on February 16th, 2018.
The first trailer dropped today.
What do you think? Am I the only one who wants to visit Wakanda?
Here’s the trailer for Wind River, a crime thriller that has gotten good reviews at both Sundance and Cannes.
Here are a few things to know about Wind River:
First off, a lot of people are pointing out that it stars two members of the MCU, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. At this point, however, the MCU is so big — with the movies and Netflix and the tv shows — that it’s hard to think of a recent or upcomng film that doesn’t feature at least one actor from the MCU. At this point, MCU actors running into each other in non-MCU movies is no longer as big a surprise as it may have once been. It’s kind of unavoidable.
For me, the most intriguing thing about Wind River is that it is the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, who previously wrote the amazing screenplays for both Sicario and Hell or High Water. I’ll be curious to see if Sheridan is as good and unpredictable a director as he is a writer.
Ever since the end of the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson has been picking unexpected and edgy projects. And, while there is occasionally a hint of desperation to Pattinson’s picks (“I am not Edward, goddammit!” seems to be the common subtext), it’s also led to him appearing in some genuinely interesting films and proving that, if nothing else, he’s a far better actor than Zac Efron.
(For the record, I still say that Pattinson was brilliantly cast in Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.)
Here’s the trailer for Pattinson’s latest, Good Time. This film, which takes place over the course of one night, features Pattinson as a career criminal who is desperately trying to put together enough money to get his brother out of prison. Judging from the trailer, this is either going to be really good or a complete mess.
I’ve been hearing rumors that Kirsten Dunst might have an outside chance of getting an Oscar nomination for her performance as a recovering drug addict in the upcoming film, Woodshock.
Well, judging from the trailer below, it’s hard to say for sure. I love this trailer but it seems to indicate that Woodshock is either going to be brilliant or a mess. If nothing else, Kirsten Dunst appears to be playing a character similar to the one that she played in Melancholia. Dunst may have become a star playing a cheerleader in the first Bring It On but her best performances have always been the ones, like Crazy/Beautiful, Melancholia, and perhaps this one, where Dunst has played troubled characters who seem to be lost in the world.