Trailer Round-Up: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, Metallica Through the Never, Rush, Rio 2, 12 Years a Slave, & The Fifth Estate
With Comic-Con wrapping last night, I thought this week’s Trailer Round-Up should focus on some of the trailers for those not in San Diego (or not in the panel). Four of them have been released by the studios, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Kick-Ass 2 (Red Band), Riddick (Red Band), and Metallica Through the Never. As for others, I’ve got the newest (or for some the first) trailer for Rush, 12 Years a Slave, Rio 2, and The Fifth Element.
Check them out below!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is this little movie you may have heard of. Okay, so maybe it’s the most anticipated movie of the year (at least for fans). For those ecstatic for the next movie, the trailer is already available from their Saturday panel. There’s a lot of really good Quarter Quell stuff which plays a tremendous role in the movie. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are returning as Francis Lawrence takes over as director.
Although I unfortunately missed the Kick-Ass 2 panel, I did find it cool that the extended Red Band trailer made it online. At 4 minutes and 17 seconds, the trailer probably won’t make it to theaters near you, so check it out here. Starring Aaron Johnson-Taylor and Chloe Grace Moretz, I’m hoping it’s as good as the original. Look for it in theaters August 16.
Riddick, the third movie in the franchise, shared a panel with Kick-Ass 2 and also let their Red Band trailer go viral. It’s a restricted trailer because there is some killing, including one of Vin Diesel’s bests. I can’t vouch for the series because I haven’t caught up with them, but that’ll change before its release September 6.
With Metallica on hand for the panel Thursday night, Comic-Con proved again it’s turning into a pop culture convention more than anything. With star Dane DeHaan, Metallica Through the Never is a hybrid concert/drama pic that uses real Metallica concert footage to create a storyline. It releases in IMAX September 27.
After adjusting its release date, we got another trailer for Ron Howard’s Rush (starring Chris Hemsworth). With a bunch of iterations of the trailer available, it wasn’t ripe with a lot of new stuff. Instead, it’s just presented in a little different way. I’m excited for the movie nonetheless and it’ll release wide on September 27.
The slavery drama 12 Years a Slave released its first footage last week. Steve McQueen’s newest film does a good job describing what the movie is about. Essentially, a free black man gets mixed back into slave trade. The period drama has awards contender written all over it. As for the trailer, it switches music quite a bit, and I appreciate the Inception score in there. Starring Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the movie releases October 18.
Also last week, the first teaser for next year’s Rio 2 landed online. Similar to Happy Feet, the animated comedy shows lots of dancing. If you look into the plot, it’s going to be about Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) tussling over their domesticated living situation.
A fictional account of the WikiLeaks story, titled The Fifth Estate, hits theaters months after the documentary. I’m curious to see how the two look at the issue especially given their genre differences. In the first trailer for The Fifth Estate, we get to see a blonde-haired Benedict Cumberbatch. The thrilling trailer seems like a departure from Bill Condon’s latest movies, so hopefully it can continue this when we actually see the film October 11.
That does it guys, thanks for checking it out. Tomorrow I will have the latest photos from the week/weekend.
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