Trailer Watch: “Wonder Woman 1984”, “Free Guy”, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” & More

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Wonder Woman 1984 (Image: Screengrab)

Various fandoms were able to enjoy some awesome trailers yesterday and today. We got the first official trailers for Wonder Woman 1984, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and more!

Of course, I’ll begin by talking about that impressive Wonder Woman 1984 official trailer. Even though I have been hearing rumors about the sequel facing production troubles (including extensive reshoots), in a sense, I don’t really care as long as the final product is good.

I think we can all agree that the third act in 2017’s Wonder Woman solo-film was a bit lacking. So, hopefully, things will be different for the upcoming sequel.

The trailer for WW84 let us know what Diana’s been up to since we last saw her. She hasn’t been taking Steve’s death well. We also got a look at Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord and Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva. While we didn’t get a shot of Wiig as Cheetah, director Patty Jenkins did tease the use of CG during the live-streamed panel in Brazil.

The sequel will be released on June 5, 2020.

I also did a reaction to the trailer. Be warned! I do enter some spoiler territory and share some of the alleged script leaks available online.

Today, we got the first official trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife (which is also being called Ghostbusters 3). This will be Sony’s second live-action film attempt at reviving the popular IP. The 2016 reboot didn’t perform well. Let’s see if things work out for Sony with this one. Just this year, their Men In Black reboot was a fail and so was the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

As far as my opinion goes, the trailer looked weak. It also made me remember Stranger Things. Now, I get that Finn Wolfhard should get opportunities as a young actor. But I also think that if a project is very close to the content that the said actor is famous for, maybe you should consider casting someone else to make it look different? Wolfhard’s character Mike (from Stranger Things) dressed up as a Ghostbuster for Halloween during an episode!

The film has a July 10, 2020, release date. Anyway, here’s the trailer!

Ryan Reynolds’s Free Guy also got a trailer. Apparently, the premise is about an in-game NPC (Non-playable character) who ends up becoming aware that he’s in a video game and decides to become a hero. I’m not a fan of such a plot, but let’s see what it has to deliver when it released on July 3, 2020.

I mean, if the woman in-game character that Reynolds’ character teams up with isn’t being played by a teenage boy, then what is even the point of making this movie?

The final trailer for Reynolds’s Netflix movie 6 Underground was also released. It’s a Michael Bay movie, so you already have an idea of what it’s going to be like. The action flick will be available to stream on Netflix on December 13, 2019.

Talking about another recent trailer, Disney released one for the live-action Mulan remake. Even though I enjoyed the content that was shared, I’m interested in seeing how it does at the box office because of the Hong Kong protests as well as what the lead actress said.

It has a release date of March 27, 2020.

Which of these trailers did you enjoy the most? Are you excited about Wonder Woman 1984? Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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