Episode 5: Bonus, Bonus

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Join the Wonder Boys Chris and Allen for an extra helping of Trailer Talk. Covering some of the new trailers released during the recent San Diego Comic-Con. These days it is normally Marvel Studios that give us the goods so it’s a surprise that DC finally seem to be making a fist of their cinematic universe.

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Wonder Woman:

Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman, after debuting in Batman v Superman, for the characters first solo big screen outing. Set during the First World War US fighter pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on Themyscira, formerly known as Paradise Island, home of the immortal Amazons. He is found and helped by Diana Prince, Gadot’s Wonder Woman, where he tells her of the war raging in Europe. Diana naively decides to leave her home and use her powers to help stop the war.

Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, 2003) and due for release June 2017. Both Chris and Allen are hugely excited for this one.

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Justice League:

Sometime after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gadot again) are trying to assemble a team of superhumans to face off against a global threat.

It would appear we have more Jack Kirby creations heading to our  screens. It looks like this movie has story elements and characters from Kirby’s The New Gods comic book series.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 2009, Man of Steel, 2013 and B v S:DoJ, 2016)  and due in cinemas November 2017. Warner’s certainly seem to be pushing the humor in this Comic-Con footage, obviously someone took note of the criticism leveled at Snyder, who seemed to mistake being gritty for having depth. While hardly a jolly knock about it may be one small step closer to Marvel style box office returns. We are cautiously optimistic.

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Kong Skull Island:

Or Apocalypse Kong from the look of things! A stellar cast some amazing footage of helicopters and jungles but no money shot, or should that be monkey shot! As a concept there isn’t any excitment from us, but the trailer puts on an impressive show.

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Lego Batman:

Will Arnett returns as Lego Batman in what looks to be an enormously entertaining spin on the usual Batman movie. Watching this really does put into perspective how unappealing mopey Bats can be at times. It also shows how much fun can be had with the source material without resorting to Joel Schumacher’s brand of high camp. This certainly looks like it has taken all the right cues from the blockbusting (no pun) Lego Movie, and has an even better cast of Justice League heroes in the line up than those in Snyder’s Justice League trailer. A winner!

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword:

“Cor blimey Gov’ you been pulling swords from stones again?” Is pretty much the level of sophisticated dialogue on show here. Guy Richie seems to have rounded up another talented cast only to drop them in the middle of a geezers on a mission movie, shot like a CGI nightmare Levis commercial. While Chris is kinder to Madonna’s ex than most even he agrees that it’ll take something special to save this knights tale, retold.


The Woods (Blair Witch 3):

The surprise of The Woods screening at Comic Con was that it actually turned out to be a Blair Witch sequel or Blair Witch 3, not to be confused with the PC game Blair Witch Volume 3: The Elly Kedward Tale. All credit to director Adam Wingard and the team behind the film getting the drop on everyone in this way, especially in this day and age. The plot sees the brother of Heather Donahue convinced he can find answers somewhere in the Black Hills Forest in Burkittsville, Maryland, regarding the disappearance of his sister and her friends in 1994.

Coming Soon:

A reminder our next franchise episode will be a look at the Basic Instinct movies. Join Chris and Allen as they delve into a tawdry world of big budget erotic thrillers.

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