I’ve come to notice that I don’t particularly care about the Star Wars universe.
I understand the hows and whys behind movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, etc–but they just don’t move me.
As I said, I understand why Lucasfilm is producing them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s a point to them doing so (beyond the obvious, which is to make money).
And combined with all the behind–the–scenes drama I have begun to care even less.
That being said, I really like the teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
And that’s likely because it has less in the way of characters or character development than it has to do with things like Star Destroyers and other iconic Star Wars imagery.
Which will always be awesome.
I have to admit that this trailer brought a smile to my face; which I honestly didn’t expect because as of late Star Wars movies have become known for the drama behind the scenes than on the screen since becoming a part of Disney.
And dissatisfaction with a director or the way a story seems to be progressing is by no means uncommon, though with Lucasfilm it seem to occur on a regular basis, such as with Rogue One, and the upcoming Han Solo prequel.
Which is why Rian Johnson’s (Brick, Looper) upcoming The Last Jedi is so refreshing. It appears that he got the job, and shot the movie. (Seemingly) No fuss, no muss and thankfully no drama.
Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four just released a trailer, and its…okay. All the elements are there, but it’s coming on the heels of trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (still hate that subtitle), Ant-Man and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so it’s easy to see why it’s a bit underwhelming at this point.
As I said, it’s okay. You see the Fantastic Four display their abilities, glimpse Doctor Doom, as well as the Negative Zone.
I guess my biggest issue is that I really want to see the Fantastic Four, as well as the X-Men, back in the hands of Marvel Studios, because they’re shown, if nothing else that they know how to manage their franchises.
Fox? Not so much.
And if I were being entirely honest, I have to say that what I know of Bryan Singer (which is admittedly little) I don’t particularly like.
It figures that Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie, in what at first glance appears to be a ridiculous-looking costume) would be playing a bad guy (or a misunderstood one) in the new Tomorrowland trailer.
It’s interesting because it gives more context to what the movie is about, which it really, really needed because–as far as I am concerned–it wouldn’t be the first time that I avoided a movie because of bad marketing.
Besides, what I think is more interesting is that it’s establishing a niche for the type of films that Disney is going to produce considering that they have Marvel Studios for superheroes, Lucasfilm for Star Wars and Pixar for cutting edge animation and more experimental storylines, and Disney Animation for reinterpreting Disney animation for a new audience.