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Avengers Infinity War - All trailers collection
“The entire time I knew him he only ever had one goal. To wipe out half the universe.”
With just over a month to go until Infinity War’s release, Disney has unleashed a final trailer in an attempt to keep anticipation at fever pitch. Which is exactly what this rammed-full-of-goodness teaser does. It explains the plot succinctly. We get a glimpse of all our heroes. And it ends with some truly jaw-to-floor action. We literally cannot wait!
Release date: 26 April
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
“I can’t move against Grindelwald. It has to be you!”
We’re not going to beat about the bush, this trailer – our first glimpse at the Fantastic Beasts sequel – is absolutely fantastic. We see and hear Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore for the first time (and he looks and sounds perfect), and get a glimpse of Johnny Depp’s titular villain, too. Plus, there’s lots of dramatic music and cool beasties. Tingles. So many tingles.
Release date: 16 November
“Should we be worried?”
After meeting while travelling and falling in love, a young couple take to the ocean waves, little realising that they’re sailing directly into one of the biggest hurricanes ever recorded. That’s the premise for this terrific-looking action adventure, which is based on an incredible true story, and the trailer sets the scene brilliantly. We’re looking forward to this one immensely.
Release date: 1 June
BOX OFFICE RESULTS
Beating Tomb Raider by a couple of whiskers, Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of the UK charts this weekend, with a wonderful £6.75 million.
Based on Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s book, this feel-good comedy sees our blue-jacketed little hero (voiced by James Corden) waging war against young farmer, Mr McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), while Rose Byrne’s caring neighbour Bea tries to keep the peace. It’s funny, it’s family friendly and it’s currently showing at an ODEON cinema near you – hop to it!
Just missing out on top spot, but still enjoying a very healthy opening weekend was Tomb Raider. The film is set up as a reboot origin story with Alicia Vikander stepping into the role of Lara Craft for the first time (taking over from Angelina Jolie). How does she fare? Well, according to the first reactions, very well indeed.
Dropping two places to third, but still performing super-heroically, was the Marvel epic, Black Panther. The film has taken a phenomenal $59.5 million (£42.27 million) in the UK and a staggering $1,182 billion around the world.
If you haven’t seen this comic-book masterpiece yet, you really are missing out. It sees the titular hero desperately trying to maintain peace in his advanced, Vibranium-rich homeland of Wakanda, while simultaneously setting pieces in place for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
$53.2 million (or £38 million). That’s how much The Greatest Showman has now taken in the United Kingdom, a truly phenomenal effort. This week will also see the Hugh Jackman musical passing $170 million in the United States, which means it will move above Chicago into third position on the most successful domestic musical of all time list.
Jennifer Lawrence continued to thrill audiences over the weekend with her fantastic turn as a deadly Russian spy in Red Sparrow. Co-starring Joel Egerton, Charlotte Rampling and Jeremy Irons, this mystery drama is based on Jason Matthews’ award-winning bestseller, and director Francis Lawrence (working with J-Law for a fourth time) really has done a bang-up job of bringing it to the big screen.
OUT THIS WEEKEND
A Wrinkle In Time
Featuring a terrific cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, this wondrous tale is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s bestselling science fiction fantasy novel from 1962. Chris Pine is Dr. Alex Murry, a pioneering scientist who disappears just as he’s on the verge of discovering a new form of space travel (one where you can journey 91 billion light years in the space of a second). It’s up to his daughter Meg, her brother Charlie and Meg’s friend Calvin to find him, leading to a universe-hopping adventure fraught with peril.
A must watch because: It’s an exciting, visually sumptuous adventure that wonderfully honours the classic source material.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Five years after Guillermo del Toro’s mind-blowing original, the alien sea monsters (known as the Kaiju) are back and they’re hell-bent on finishing the job they started in 2013 – i.e. obliterating Earth and everybody on it. The story this time focuses on John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost (son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the original movie), with the fate of humanity passing from father to son, and other young Jaeger pilots like him. And so Jake teams up with his estranged foster sister Mako Mori to bring down the alien invaders once and for all.
A must watch because: This no-holds-barred action epic makes the original look like a gentle amble down a country lane.
The Crown’s Claire Foy takes centre stage in this disquieting horror from visionary director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich, Traffic). Packed with the kinds of twists and turns that made Soderbergh’s Side Effects such a thrill, it sees Foy being committed to a mental institution against her will. There she finds herself facing her greatest fear – but is it real or imaginary?
A must watch because: It’s a proper scary treat that will keep you guessing until the very end.
The latest news in the film industry
Danny Boyle has revealed he is working with Trainspotting writer John Hodge on a script for the next James Bond film. If made it will reunite the Oscar-winning director with 007 star Daniel Craig, with whom he worked on a short film made for the 2012 London Olympics.
Ava DuVernay is turning her hand from space-time to superheroes. The A Wrinkle In Time director will helm DC’s New Gods for Warner Bros. Based on the popular Jack Kirby comic-book series, the film will focus on the inhabitants of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. Cool!
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