Like most geeklings, you’ve been waiting to see what kind of bits of glory companies are going to drop on us at SDCC this year. In no particular order, these are the ones that have caught my eye, as of 0800MST on Friday. There will be dozens more to come, and I’ll keep posting them in little clumps as they grab me.
First up is the teaser/trailer for Stargate: Origins. This is a prequel to the movie, revolving around Catherine Langford, whose father found the Stargate. And Stargate: Origins also marks the debut of a new streaming service called Stargate Command. More will be released about Stargate Command in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to see what else MGM will release for Stargate fans.
The next trailer that caught me is for a Netflix original movie called Bright. It stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Lucy Fry and Noomi Rapace are also in the movie. In this trailer, we meet Smith’s character, Scott Ward, a police officer who beats a fairy to death in full view of his neighbors after it repeatedly causes mischief on his lawn. Ward is soon partnered up with Edgerton’s Nick Jakoby, the first Orc to serve on the LAPD. Over the course of the trailer, they come across an elf girl named Tikka (Fry), who has stolen a powerful magic wand from Rapace’s elf villain. As Smith later noted, it is “rated R grime smashed with Lord of the Rings.” But in this world, Elves are at the top of the food chain, or the 1%, while humans are the middle men, and orcs are at the bottom of the social hierarchy. There is a lot of social commentary in this movie, and exploration of racism.
The third that riveted me is the trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. There was a screening of the first approximately 30 minutes of the film for press only, but they have been sworn to secrecy by FOX not to reveal any of the details. It has been said though, that much of what was revealed was revealed in the first trailer. The sequel jumps off filled with the action we’d expect from Kingsman, and the director, Matthew Vaughn. I’m not going to spoil any more, just watch the trailer.
And as a little extra, this goodie was shared with us all, and it’s got us rolling.
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