Trailer Catch-Up: Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, No Time To Die, and More!

Since nothing came out during the week of Thanksgiving, Trailer Catch-Up is back with some big trailers that were released in the past week. We’re near the end of the year, and that means that a ton of trailers that are coming out next summer is expecting to drop online in the upcoming weeks, especially when those might be shown in front of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Along with some upcoming movie reviews of those from theaters and those I need to catch up on from this year, along with posting some best of the decade lists later on, there a lot of stuff to be coming up on the blog. With that out of the way, let talk about some new trailers and check them out as well.

‘Black Widow’ (5/1/2020)

First up, keeping in the traditions of Marvel releases something in the first week of December, we’ve finally got the first trailer to their first comic book to be released next year Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow where, after Captain America: Civil War, she set to return to her home and confronting her past.

It took them long enough for them to finally make a standalone Black Widow movie, and it looks cool if I had to be honest. I like that it’s going for that spy thriller angle that’s Bourne-like mixed with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The action looks like it’s not going to disappoint, where it doesn’t need to be overly gigantic like the other Avengers movies. We also get our first look at Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour as Red Guardian. Pugh’s accent is a little distracting, but I might not care about it when I sit down and see it.

Black Widow is the first MCU movie released next year with Eternals following in November. But I’m excited about this as everyone else, and I’ll predict that we will be seeing our next look during the Super Bowl.

Score: 8/10

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (6/5/2020)

If one female superhero movie to be released next year isn’t enough, Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the official trailer to one of the most anticipated sequels of the summer, Wonder Woman 1984, which debuted at Brazil’s Comic-Con or CCXP. Patty Jenkins returns to direct, and all we know is that Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is living her life in 1984, set during the times of the Soviet Union.

The trailer was awesome! The first Wonder Woman is still one of my favorite comic book movies in recent memory, which made waiting for this sequel a little hard. There’s a ton of cool action involved with the titular heroine. She rides lighting with her Lasso of Truth. How is that not cool? We also see that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is alive, which I hope they explain in the film.

This also looks like it’s going for a lighter tone since it’s set in the 80s. We also get a look at Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Max Lord. So, I’m pretty excited about what’s to come. Plus, how did this trailer know that I love New Order’s “Blue Monday?” Perfect choice of music. But overall, let’s hope Wonder Woman 1984 is another win for the DC Extended Universe.

Score: 8/10

‘No Time to Die’ (4/8/2020)

The next big trailer released was the full trailer the next James Bond film, No Time To Die, which sees Daniel Craig returning to play the titular spy for one last time. The 25th film in the ongoing franchise sees that Bond left the active service when one of his friends enlists his help in search of a missing scientist and find a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Cary Fukunaga helming a Bond film is enough to get me excited for a casual fan of the series. After the disappointment that was Spectre four years ago, this trailer makes up for that because this is an action-packed tease did its job done in what’s needs to impress me: Craig looking killer in a suit, Lashana Lynch already making a good impression, Rami Maleck in a Phantom of the Opera-like mask, and a car that shoots from the headlights? Sold. Those complaining about this looking like the same thing clearly hasn’t been a Bond film in their life. What did you expect?

But I really hope No Time to Die ends up being good and a fitting end of Craig’s legacy as the hero since every other movie is great. This had trouble getting started after Danny Boyle left and Fukunaga replaced him, but now it’s happening. It going to feel weird that this is coming out in April rather than November (usually when a Bond film is released)

Score: 8/10

‘Mulan’ (3/27/2020)

Next up, Disney released the official trailer to their live-action remake of Mulan. The story follows the eldest daughter (Liu Yifei) of her family who disguises herself as a man to fight and save her father to fight against Northen Invaders from attacking China.

Ever since The Lion King, I kind of stopped caring about these live-action remakes Disney brings out, but there’s something about this new trailer that’s worth a remake. Some won’t like the idea that the musical numbers won’t be included (the “Reflection” score was pretty nice). I won’t bother me in the slightest since it wouldn’t fit the tone. The action looks fine enough to make it entertaining.

I still can’t say this is going to make on my most anticipated list of next year, though let’s just hope it’s decent. A little better than the teaser. Also, my thoughts on the original animated movie are that it’s really good.

Score: 7/10

‘Free Guy’ (7/3/2020)

Next up, Fox released the full-length trailer for the Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy, which was also shown at CCXP on Saturday. This Shawn Levy directed film follows Reynolds as Guy, a bank teller who discovers that he’s a non-player character inside an open-world video game and decides to be the hero for once.

The first time I heard about this got me excited. This has a cool, original concept that feels like a more comedic take on The Truman Show, and I’m on board. Free Guy looks like it’s going to be a fun summer comedy, mostly knowing that Reynolds is going to be hilarious in this Saints Row the ThirdGTA-type world. I know a friend that read the script and thought it was dope. It comes out a day before my birthday, so please don’t let me down.

Score: 7.5/10

‘Togo’ (12/20 on Disney+)

And lastly, Disney released the trailer for Disney+’s newest drama Togo with Willem Dafoe. This true story follows the Great Race of Mercy where the titular sled dog led a sled team to deliver serum to Nome, Alaska when an epidemic spreads out.

Togo doesn’t look too bad since it’s basically a live-action take on the animated movie Balto, except Togo is the actual dog this time around. Director Ericson Core already made one good Disney movie with the underrated Invincible, but also responsible for directing the very horrible Point Break remake. Putting that aside and pointing out the dog is cute, this might be a good watch when I have nothing to do.

Score: 7/10


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