Ladies and gentlemen, it’s hammer time. Marvel Studios has unleashed the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World. After saving the world in Thor and The Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reprises his role as everybody’s favorite Viking superhero, the god of thunder.
This time around, an ancient evil threat has reemerged with a vengeance: the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. No, they aren’t a Scandinavian death metal band, as their name might suggest. Led by the Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston), these menacing creatures are said to have existed before the dawn of the universe. Now they’re threatening the safety of the Nine Realms, including Earth and Asgard, Thor’s homeland.
While fighting to save the universe, Thor is also determined to protect his human love interest, astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). She’s in danger on Earth, so he whisks her away to the realm of the gods. Apparently there’s a bit of a love triangle between Thor, Jane, and Sif (Jaimie Alexander), an Asgardian warrior goddess.
Evil elves are not easily vanquished, so Thor seeks the guidance of his vengeful brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). His dangerously untrustworthy behavior has landed him a spot in a prison cell. Thor gives Loki one more chance to prove himself, but he warns him that the next betrayal will be his last.
This epic new saga is brought to you by director Alan Taylor, known for helming some awesome episodes of Game of Thrones. Get ready for intense visuals from the VFX team at Double Negative and DP Kramer Morgenthau, ASC. The stakes are high. Is Thor: The Dark World ready to bring the thunder? It hits theaters November 8th.
The latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has officially flooded the interwebs. It’s the sequel to director J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek, and the 12th film in the Trekkie franchise.
James Kirk (Chris Pine) returns as captain of the USS Enterprise. He and his crew are proud members of Starfleet, an organization committed to interplanetary peacekeeping and boldly going where no man has gone before. Kirk’s crew includes familiar faces like Scotty (Simon Pegg), Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), and Spock (Zachary Quinto).
Captain Kirk and his team are called back to Earth after a horrible act of destruction hits their home turf. They find themselves facing a new nemesis, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). Instead of emerging from a dark corner of the universe, Harrison is actually an ex-Starfleet member gone rogue. He’s terrorizing the organization and threatening the safety of the planet. Defying protocol, Captain Kirk and his crew embark on a dark, treacherous mission to bring Harrison to justice.
The epic sci-fi action comes to life with tracks from production sound mixer Peter Devlin, lens work from DP Daniel Mindel, and VFX from the teams at Pixomondo and Industrial Light & Magic. Will Captain Kirk save the fate of the universe? Find out when Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17, 2013.
Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is dealing with a serious mid-life crisis in Arthur Newman. He dreamed of golfing professionally, but he missed his shot. His marriage has crumbled, leaving him with an ex-wife who pities him and a teenage son who despises him. Overall, things are not bright and shiny in the world of Wallace Avery. He’s sinking deeper into the sand trap of depression.
Fed up with his sub-par existence, Wallace fakes his death and purchases a brand new identity for himself. He becomes “Mr. Arthur Newman”, pro golfer extraordinaire. He departs for a country club in Indiana, leaving everything and everyone behind. He stumbles into Michaela “Mike” Fitzgerald (Emily Blunt) along the way. Eccentric and alluring, she becomes his unlikely traveling companion and love interest. She’s not fooled by his identity charade, and he sees that she’s running from a dark past as well.
Arthur & Mike become the Bonnie & Clyde of identity theft as they roam across the country together. They have a passion for breaking into homes when their occupants are away, dressing in their clothes and taking their identities for a test drive. Watch the trailer to see what happens next.
Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), the film is based on “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,” a bestselling novel by Max Brooks (son of comedic director Mel Brooks). It’s a detailed anthology of interviews in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, offering many different perspectives from survivors. The film takes a different approach and throws us right into the middle of the action, focusing on Brad Pitt and his quest to save humanity.
The trailer flings you into the midst of a violent global crisis. A horrible virus is wiping out the world’s population, and scientists are scrambling to find a cure. Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a United Nations employee on a worldwide mission the find the source of the disease.
The virus spreads rapidly, reanimating its victims into raging, high-speed zombies. If you’re bitten, the “zombie-fication” process takes only 12 seconds. These creatures seem to understand the merits of teamwork, as they assemble into gigantic hordes to overtake buses, walls, buildings, armies, and anything in their path. Even helicopters and jets are not safe when the zombies start swarming.
The production has been through multiple rewrites and re-shoots with an ending that still remains a mystery… Will Brad Pitt triumph over the zombie menace? You’ll have to wait and see. Catch it in theaters on June 21, 2013.
Does the man make the suit, or does the suit make the man?
Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ponders this question in the ominous new trailer for Iron Man 3. Stark is an engineering genius and a self-made superhero known as Iron Man. After building an armored super-suit to overcome a near fatal injury, he now harnesses the suit’s power to combat evil superpowers, as chronicled in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.
Stark is now up against The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), a malevolent new villain with a passion for science, martial arts, and destruction. Heavily shrouded in secrecy, he is decked out with 10 dangerous rings of power, a ponytail, and… a Captain America tattoo? Watch for it in the trailer. Stark is also threatened by genetic scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) who conducts dangerous experiments on unwilling participants.
Stark must protect his secretary/CEO/true love, Victoria “Pepper” Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) while saving the United States from impending doom. Stark now has the ability to control his suit with his mind, and he has also assembled an impressive backup team, spectacularly unveiled in the trailer. James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) returns as Stark’s closest ally, and trusted companion Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau – also the director of Iron Man & Iron Man 2) is back as well. Stan Lee, 90-year-old comic book legend and co-creator of the Iron Man character, is also rumored to be making another cameo appearance.
Tony Stark’s high-flying heroics are made possible by an army of visual effects artists. This is the same VFX dream team from The Avengers, including Weta Digital, Scanline, The Third Floor, Digital Domain, and Trixter. Production sound mixer Peter Devlin and boom ops Kevin Cerchiai and Jonathan Fuh deliver the tracks for us to enjoy which were mixed especially for the new Dolby Atmos. With a ~$200 million budget, a fresh new perspective from director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), and cinematography by two-time Academy Award winner John Toll (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart) will the third installment in the Iron Man franchise be ready to prove its ironclad awesomeness? See for yourself. It hits theaters May 3, 2013.