E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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Woody Harrelson Wants You To Stop Being So Emotional in Final ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer
A cute kid, apes loading machine guns, apes throwing grenades, Woody Harrelson shouting at apes – there’s a lot going on in the latest trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes. The third (and supposedly final, but we’ll wait for the box office numbers to determine that one) installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot is an all out war between mankind and ape-kind, and it looks pretty wild.
A ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Handwritten By J.K. Rowling Has Been Stolen
J.K. Rowling is a pretty gracious woman. Beyond giving us the Wizarding World, regularly answering Harry Potter fan questions on Twitter, and annually apologizing for character deaths, she also gives back a little. In 2008, the author wrote an idea for a Potter prequel and auctioned it off to raise funds for a literacy charity. Now someone has stolen that rare prequel, because the world is full of ungrateful muggles.
Meet Lightning McQueen’s Newest Rival in the Latest ‘Cars 3’ Trailer
Who knew automated vehicles were also subject to the scrutiny that comes with aging? They may not have to worry about wrinkles, greying hair, or sagging skin, but when cars reach a certain age, it’s straight to the junkyard. (This incites a whole other philosophical discussion around the Cars characters and whether or not they are sentient beings – is their consciousness the engine or the frame, the ghost or the shell?) In Cars 3, racing champ Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is forced to retirement as a brand new racer enters the game.
New ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Spot Teases the Film’s Action and Sense of Humor
Things have been relatively quiet on the promotional front for Patty Jenkins‘ Wonder Woman, which is not only the first solo female superhero movie in 12 years (2005’s Elektra was the last), but the very first from a female director. It’s especially odd considering all the promo for the film that’s come out previously has looked nothing short of exciting – that first trailer and the stunning posters had me sold immediately. But finally, Warner Bros. is rolling out a little more material to get fans excited.
New ‘Dark Tower’ Motion Posters Tease the Trailer Is Finally, Actually, Coming Tomorrow
If you read our summer movie preview yesterday you might have seen The Dark Tower on our list and thought, ‘Wait, what?! That’s coming out in August?’ Yes, your eyeballs will finally see the long awaited Stephen King adaptation in just three months, but the average moviegoer wouldn’t know it from the complete lack of marketing. We haven’t even seen a trailer yet, and last month the release was pushed back a week. But now, finally, we have officially confirmation of the trailer’s arrival.
You’re Going To Have To Wait Another Whole Year for ‘Indiana Jones 5’
Today Disney dropped a whole slew of new release dates for the studio through 2021. It might seem like a joke that humanity will even exist to see that year arrive, but hey, we can dream, and in those dreams there’s a lot to be excited about, including Indiana Jones 5.
Gal Gadot Describes the ‘Powerful’ Moment Diana Becomes ‘Wonder Woman’
We’ve already seen those awesome slow-mo shots of Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince charging through the war-torn battlefield in the Wonder Woman trailers. Her red and gold armour shines against the backdrop of the smoky blues and browns of the European battleground. But the moment where Diana finally sheds her Amazonian garb to unveil her iconic superhero uniform is bound to be one of the most exciting for fans.
Drax and Baby Groot Are the Highlights of Three New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Clips
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just two short weeks away, which means Marvel is dropping a ton of teasy new material to get you pumped for the James Gunn-directed sequel. If you haven’t stopped listening to a self-made playlist of the “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” tracklist, unveiled this morning, hit pause and check out these three brand new clips.
You’ll Definitely Want to Hang the First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Poster On Your Wall
If all you Star Wars fans are still alive out there, congrats for surviving one of the most exciting Fridays in ages! The cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi showed up at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this afternoon and unloaded a galaxy full of exciting reveals.
First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Is Here and Yes, It’s Amazing
Finally, the wait is over and the very first footage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived! If you haven’t already passed out or exploded into tiny specs of dust, congrats!
Orlando Bloom Is Looking Very Crustacean in New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ TV Spot
It’s been a while now since we’ve seen Orlando Bloom dressed up in pirate gear. The actor didn’t appear in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, but will make his return as Will Turner in the upcoming Dead Men Tell No Tales. The only thing is, you might not totally recognize him.
New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Featurette Confirms Will Turner’s Son and Teases Big Action
We’ve speculated for a while that Brenton Thwaites was playing Will Turner’s son in the upcoming fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. But Disney has been quiet on the matter, merely describing Thwaites’ Henry sans surname, as only “a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.” A new behind the scenes featurette from the studio has officially confirmed that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s characters are indeed Henry’s parents.