New trailers: Station Eleven, The Matrix Resurrections, The Book of Boba Fett and more

I finally finished The Beatles: Come back, and even though it meandered a lot, I found that I wanted more. The Wall Street Journal ‘s Jason Gay captures nicely how it felt to see these 50 year old footage as a fan, as if we were all just hanging out with John, Paul, George and Ringo while working on new material. Highly recommended to watch, it will make you question some of the prevailing tales of the Fab Four (like the widespread belief that they were constantly in each other’s throats as the band approached its dissolution).

Also! We got some late news on Saturday about the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It will be the title Spider Man: Across the spider verse, and will actually be a two part part, with part one to be released October 2022 and part two to follow in 2023. Click on that link for the first trailer:

The rest of this week’s trailers include a new look at a few movies and shows we’ve seen previous trailers and teasers for, and a (fictional) new HBO Max series about people living in a post-pandemic world.

Station eleven

Based on Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station eleven is a series about the aftermath of a pandemic, the production of which was delayed by the real-world pandemic. Twenty years after most of the population was wiped out by the Georgia flu, a group of artists travel around the post-apocalyptic landscape, staging performances and meeting all sorts of survivors, including a mysterious person known as the Prophet. (A glimpse of a “civilization museum” displays some 21st-century relics, including “the Internet,” a “Switch, Nintendo,” and a “car key tag”). We see both the past and the future mainly through the eyes of Kristen, who was a child actress at the beginning of the flu and is played by Mackenzie Davis as an adult. Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Nabhaan Rizwan, Daniel Zovatto, Lori Petty and Matilda Lawler star in Station eleven, which begins its 10-episode run on Dec. 16 on HBO Max.

The Matrix Resurrection

I did a quick review / appreciation of this trailer the day it came out and I have seen it a few (OK many) times since. We do not get much more insight into the film’s plot here, except that one main element will be “change.” We hear a voiceover that mentions that “maybe it’s not the story we think it is,” and I hope the movie rolls with this idea! Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci and Jada Pinkett Smith star in The Matrix: Resurrections, which hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22nd.

The book about Boba Fett

“I’m Boba Fett, left for dead on the sand on Tatooine” begins this new teaser. We see our protagonist immersed in what looks like a Bacta tank with a respirator attached to his face, which probably explains what happened to him after ingesting Sarlacc in The return of the Jedi (but not how he actually came out). A few characters look surprised to see Boba in this (very short) new teaser titled “Message”. Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen star The book about Boba Fett, which comes to Disney Plus on December 29th.

Founder of Peace

We got a teaser in October and now we have a full trailer for the eighth episode Founder of Peace series. John Cena repeats his role from James Gunns The suicide group (Gunn also created Founder of Peace series and wrote and directed most of its episodes), but he has teamed up here with a new bunch of odd balls to try to keep the peace by murdering people who are allegedly threats against the United States. We can see in the trailer that despite his exploits, Peacemaker seems to question what he is actually doing and why. Along with Cena, Robert Patrick, Freddie Stroma, Danielle Brooks, Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland and Chukwudi Iwuji star in Founder of Peace, which comes to HBO Max on January 13th.

Study 666

The premise of this horror / comedy film: The Foo Fighters record a new album in a haunted mansion, and some evil and bloody hijackings follow. We do not get a lot of clues about the plot, but we do see Dave Grohl get the demon’s eyes and start hovering along with glimpses of monsters, a seemingly evil book, and other supernatural basic elements in horror movies. It looks silly and fun. Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee along with Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman and Will Forte star in Study 666, which hits theaters on February 25.

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