More like this, Spider-Man
And first reactions to 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' float in
What to know
Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer finally drops… About 20 minutes after my newsletter went out last night Sony decided to at last release the hotly anticipated Spider-Man trailer — and officially confirm the Spidey multiverse madness. Naturally, this teaser is already leading to some wacky theories like the secret presence of Daredevil (I don’t see it) and the spectre of Mephisto (LOL, this again?). Collider also has an interesting contrarian take that it’s a bad trailer because it traffics in nostalgia. Watch the embed down below and read my raw thoughts. 🕷
Ghostbusters: Afterlife met with warm early reactions at CinemaCon… Speaking of trafficking in nostalgia, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It seems all “early reactions” are good reactions these days, so I’m not sure how far to trust these reports. I can believe Jason Reitman made a good movie, but he’s got big shoes to fill here 👻
Jake Gyllenhaal to star in film adaptation of Robert Kirkman comic Oblivion Song… which is about 300,000 Philadelphians suddenly going missing. We love our rapture dramas these days, don’t we? My advice: Get Gritty to find them 🧀 🥩
Rob Lowe to host Netflix comedy special making fun of movie clichés from Black Mirror creators… this sounds pretty fun actually? Lowe is the perfect person to take this on 🎬
Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista are making a buddy cop movie… that’s too much charm and too many muscles for one movie 💪
Insane Clown Posse plans farewell tour due to founding member’s heart condition… but where will the Juggalos gather now? 🖤
Dropping this week:
Clickbait— Aug 25 Netflix drama series | RT
He’s All That — Aug 27 Netflix teen romcom | RT
Candyman — Aug 27 in theaters horror film | RT
What to watch
Trailer: Spider-Man: No Way Home — Dec 17 in theaters
Directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, JK Simmons, and more actors whom it would be a spoiler to list here.
Hello Peter. Good to see you again. The future of Spider-Man seemed up in the air after the Andrew Garfield years, and then against the odds, Sony and Marvel Studios teamed up to give us the now essential Homecoming and Far From Home. Spidey took his rightful place back on the throne.
It’s a relief then that this trailer, maybe the most anticipated movie trailer of the year, maintains what made those previous two films special. Peter, though a universe-saving Avenger, is still facing problems of life as a super-powered teenager. His identity has been exposed, but he mostly cares about how it will affect his family and friends. The humorous opening roof scene between Holland and Zendaya reminds us what kind of heart beats at the center of these Spider-Man movies.
And then Watts and company make the BIG swing. Peter and Doctor Strange open up the multiverse. Would our Doctor Strange take such a reckless risk? Pay no attention to that plot hole, we now have confirmation that Sony is uniting all of its live-action Spider-Man movies. The end of the trailer is thrilling — if you didn’t already know the rumors that the multiverse was coming. If you did, you might feel like I do about the end of the trailer: Very cool but not the “oh shit” moment I think Sony was going for.
Thus is the double-edged sword of following movie news and rumors. If the leaks are everywhere, can we as fans be surprised? I won’t be watching anymore trailers for this movie and I’m hoping not every secret has been ruined, for the fans’ sake.