“Trailer Talk” rounds up recently released trailers for upcoming and anticipated movies.
The wise-cracking Merc with a Mouth is back. After the huge success of 2016’s “Deadpool,” Ryan Reynolds returns with the crude language, raunchy humor and ultra-violent action we’ve come to expect from Marvel’s R-rated anti-hero. Wade Wilson is more self-aware than ever, continuing to break the fourth wall.
To watch the NSFW trailer, click here.
The new trailer offers more in the way of a plot for the X-Men-connected sequel. Time-traveling mutant Cable (Josh Brolin) arrives to kill a young boy, an apparent mutant with fire powers. To protect the child, the katana-wielding Deadpool assembles his own team of mutants – the X-Force.
The X-Force is made up of several new faces, including Domino (Zazie Beetz), Bedlam (Terry Crews), an electricity-wielding mutant (Kutsuna Shiori) and Pennywise the Clown – no wait, that’s Bill Skarsgard in an as-yet-unknown role. We also see Deadpool in the X-Mansion where the X-Men live. Could one of the well-known mutants make a cameo appearance?
Returning for the sequel are Brianna Hildebrand as the atomic Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Deadpool’s lady love, Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and T.J. Miller as Weasel.
“Deadpool 2” slices and dices its way into theaters May 18.
“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
The second trailer for the sequel to 2015’s highly acclaimed “Sicario” reveals a new name for the crime thriller, which was originally titled “Sicario 2: Soldado.”
In the follow-up written by the returning Taylor Sheridan, the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border is heating up as cartels are smuggling terrorists stateside. CIA agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin, returning from “Sicario”) pulls Alejandro, a volatile former undercover operative (memorably played in the original by Benicio del Toro) back into action.
The new teaser digs deeper into del Toro’s ex-hitman, who has some scores to settle from his past. The trailer also shows a bigger role for up-and-coming actress Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), playing a young witness who Alejandro is determined to protect.
“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” busts theaters June 29.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
Moviegoers return to the wizarding world of Harry Potter in the second installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise from author J.K. Rowling. The sequel picks up where 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” leaves off.
“The Crimes of Grindelwald” follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he teams up with former teacher Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who has escaped after his capture in “Fantastic Beasts.” The film introduces Law as a younger version of the Hogwarts school headmaster, played in the “Harry Potter” films by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.
The new movie – the second of five in the franchise – has a darker look as the series treads into more adult territory. New spells, magical creatures and exotic locales conjure up the return of sister witches Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol. Dan Fogler is back as lovable no-mag Jacob Kowalski. There’s also new faces in the trailer, including Zoe Kravitz as Newt’s former flame Leta Lestrange, Callum Turner as Newt’s brother Theseus, and Claudia Kim as the mysterious Maledictus.
“The Crimes of Grindelwald” casts its spell on moviegoers Nov. 16.
“Sorry to Bother You”
The trippy trailer for the sci-fi fantasy blends social commentary and comedy in a clever film from director Boots Riley.
“Sorry to Bother You” focuses on a black telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) in an alternate version of Oakland, Calif., who uses his “white voice” to climb the ladder of success. But success and money don’t come without personal and moral perils along the way.
The film has a stacked cast, including Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, Terry Crews and Steven Yeun.
“Sorry to Bother You” dials up theaters July 6.
“Mary Poppins Returns”
The 1964 Disney classic gets its sequel more than 50 years after the much-loved governess floated away with children’s hearts.
Taking up the umbrella, Emily Blunt steps into the role of Mary Poppins, who returns to the Banks family in 1930s London. Mary Poppins arrives to help her grown-up charge, Michael (Ben Whitshaw), who is struggling to raise his own kids.
The weather may be dreary and windy in the teaser, but after all these years, Mary Poppins still knows how to make an entrance.
The film also stars “Hamilton” mastermind and music heavyweight Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a lamplighter working under Dick Van Dyke’s Bert from the original film. The film also stars Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury.
“Mary Poppins Returns” floats into theaters on Christmas Day.
After a lackluster August offered little for moviegoers last year, Disney hopes to fill the void with its latest live-action offering.
“Christopher Robbin” catches up with the little boy from A.A. Milne’s beloved Winnie the Pooh books and Disney cartoons. Now a weary adult played by Ewan McGregor, Christopher Robin is coping with a work crisis when his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, pops up to help him find his imagination.
The film also stars Hayley Atwell and Mark Gatiss, with an impressive voice cast including the return of Jim Cummings as Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as my personal fave, Eeyore; and Peter Capaldi as Rabbit.
“Christopher Robbin” finds his way back to the Hundred Acre Wood on Aug. 3.