Last week in film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Deadpool 2, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and more

By ·April 16, 2017 8:05 pm

The past week in film news saw the very first teaser trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which we’ve posted below on the off chance that you’ve missed them. Additionally it was announced that Jim Henson’s Labyrinth franchise is set to be rebooted.

We also have the latest  updates including the following:

A Star Wars tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, a new Justice League poster and Aquaman casting news, images for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Deadpool 2 casting news. You can also check out the latest trailers for Atomic Blonde and Buster’s Mal Heart.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi official teaser trailer, poster, and tribute to Carrie Fisher


New poster from Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney and Lucasfilm.

The first official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been unveiled. A follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the film is directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick), The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Billie Lourd, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Hamill, and the late Carrie Fisher, who the studio also released a tribute to at Star Wars Celebration over the weekend. The Last Jedi plot synopsis:

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in your galaxy December 15th 2017.


Thor: Ragnarok first official teaser trailer and poster

New poster of Chris Hemsworth as Thor from Marvel Studio’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.

In what was a complete surprise to fans Marvel Studios and Disney dropped the first official teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. Directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows),  the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok is in UK theatres in October and US theatres on November 3rd, 2017.


New Justice League poster and Aquaman casting news

New poster from Warner Bros. highlighting several team members of Justice League.

Warner Bros. continues to promote Zack Snyder’s Justice League ahead of its release this summer and have unveiled a new poster highlighting several team members. The film stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, among others.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash – it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is in theaters this November.

In other DC related news, THR have reported that Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, Expendables) has joined the cast as King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle first look images

New image from Kingsman: The Golden Circle from 20th Century Fox.

EW have revealed several first look images for the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle featuring characters from the films ensemble cast. From 20th Century Fox the follow up to Kingsman: The Secret Service sees director Matthew Vaughn return to the helm, as well as stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton reprising their roles. Additional cast includes Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. While Kingsman: The Secret Service was an adaptation of Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar’s 2012 comic book, The Golden Circle charters into original territory. The film has the following synopsis:

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will release on September 29th, 2017.


Deadpool 2 casts Cable

Ryan Reynolds hilariously welcomes Josh Brolin as Cable for Fox’s Deadpool 2.

According to THR Fox’s Deadpool 2 has cast Josh Brolin (Milk, W.)in the key role of Cable. Helmed by director David Leitch, the sequel is expected to incorporate other characters from Deadpool’s corner of Marvel’s X-Men universe and previously announced Zazie Beetz has been cast as mutant mercenary Domino. Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds hilariously welcomed the actor by tweeting the image above with the following caption:

The fuck, Fox! You can’t play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

Though uncredited, Brolin currently plays Thanos for Marvel Studios side of the universe and has appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is also expected to reprise the role for Avengers: Infinity War due out next year. Deadpool 2 begins production in June and thus has no scheduled release date at this time.


New trailer for Buster’s Mal Heart

Go USA Entertainment’s have released a new trailer for their upcoming surreal psychological thriller Buster’s Mal Heart.The film is written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith and stars Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Kate Lyn Sheil (Outcast, You’re Next), DJ Qualls (Man in the High Castle), Toby Huss (Deadwood, Halt and Catch Fire, Colony), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Mark Kelly (Mad Men, Fear the Walking Dead), and Teresa Yenque (The Visitor). The official synopsis reads:

“In this bold thriller peppered with dark humor and interlocking mystery, an eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname “Buster” — to rant about the impending Inversion at the turn of the millennium, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man.

Buster (Rami Malek) was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his psyche and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil) — until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) changed the course of their lives forever. As the solitary present-day Buster drifts from house to house, eluding the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both, in this visceral mind bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside-down.”

Buster’s Mal Heart is expected in theatres on April 28th.


Atomic Blonde 2nd trailer

Universal Pictures have released an new trailer for Atomic Blonde, which is adapted from Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City. The film stars Charlize Theron (PrometheusMad Max Fury Road) , James McAvoy (Split, The X-Men franchise), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Kong: Skull Island), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek Beyond), and Toby Jones (Captain America, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games). The film is written by Kurt Johnstad (300) and directed by David Leitch in his solo credit as director, after co-directing John Wick. The synopsis:

A high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy of X-Men), and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation.

Atomic Blond is expected to release on July 28th, 2017.


That concludes our film news roundup for the past week. Check back for more announcements and updates on these films and more!

Written by Jennifer Izykowski

Lead Writer

Jennifer is currently a stay a full time homemaker residing in the Adirondack region of upstate New York with a background in business management. At present, she provides care for disabled family members.

Hobbies and interests include homesteading, self defense and tactical training, hiking, photography, writing, reading, drawing, painting, television, comics, and film.

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