New BLACK PANTHER Trailer Gives MCU The Shaft (VIDEO/POSTER)

Who’s the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about? It used to be Shaft, but now it’s Black Panther. Right on. Cuz in this latest trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie, he’s a bad mutha–SHUT YO MOUTH!

From director Ryan Coogler (Creed), the MCU gets its “daaaamn right!” swagger in Black Panther, so much so that it’s begging for a Nick Fury cameo with full doses of Samuel L. Jackson attitude.

Starring Chadwick BosemanMichael B. JordanLupita Nyong’oMartin FreemanAngela BassettForest Whitaker, and Andy SerkisBlack Panther opens on February 16, 2018.

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Last Trailer, And Poster, For THE LAST JEDI (VIDEO/IMAGE)

If director Rian Johnson had his druthers, we wouldn’t be seeing this.

But Lucasfilm marketing knows better. Fans hungered for one more bite of a marketing morsel from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we have it: the second and last trailer for the latest Star Wars episode.

It premiered on Monday Night Football, in October, just like the final one for The Force Awakens did. And it’s clearly the dark Empire Strikes Back of this trilogy.

I think we can now consider ourselves fully primed for Episode 8, if we weren’t already.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017.

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A Superman Tease In Lastest, Last JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

A little over a month out and we’re getting a our last rock-and-roll look at the new Justice League movie. This official “Heroes” trailer is driven by a cover of that David Bowie classic as the gang unites together in explosions of CGI excess, with glimpses of the big bad villain Steppenwolf to go along with it. Justice League opens on November 17, 2017.

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Colorful Sci-Fi Rock-‘Em Sock-‘Em In PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Robots! Monsters! Sequels! Oh my!

Defying a lackluster stateside run with a global haul led by China, Pacific Rim has spawned a sequel, and here’s its first trailer. Gone are creator / director Guillermo del Toro and actor Charlie Hunnam. In their places are Stephen S. DeKnight (TV’s Daredevil) and Star Wars star John Boyega who plays the son of son of Idris Elba‘s hero from the original film.

In short, what we’re given here is an even more colorful spin on the Transformers franchise, and if you’d told me Michael Bay was the director I’d have believed you. For a spring release, that might not be the worst thing for multiplexes.

Co-starring Scott EastwoodTian JingCharlie DayAdria ArjonaBurn Gorman, and Rinko Kikuchi, Pacific Rim: Uprising opens on March 23, 2018.

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Mobsters Disrupt 50s Nostalgia In Woody Allen’s WONDER WHEEL Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

The latest annual offering from writer/director Woody Allen skews dramatic, and dark, in a tale of four lives that intertwine on Coney Island in the 1950s.

Wonder Wheel boasts a strong cast starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and Jim Belushi, along with a mini Sopranos reunion of Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa as mobsters.

Amazon Studios, who’s releasing the film, is making an Awards Season Oscar play with the nostalgic high stakes drama, and by the looks of this first trailer – with its lush visuals captured by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro – it’s easy to see why.

Wonder Wheel opens in theaters on December 1, 2017.

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New Trailer For DARKEST HOUR Shows Churchill Against The World (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Serving as a perfect companion piece to this summer’s Dunkirk, the upcoming biopic Darkest Hour is an Oscar season hopeful about Winston Churchill confronting Britain’s most dramatic turning point of WWII.

Gary Oldman stars as the iconic Prime Minister in a powerhouse performance that’s already being billed as a lock for Best Actor. Hype aside, under the direction of Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice), Darkest Hour should offer history geeks and cinephiles a fascinating look at one of the 20th Century’s most crucial figures.

Co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, and Ben Mendelssohn, Darkest Hour opens in limited release on November 22, 2017 and expands through December.

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Eerie Sci-Fi Vision On Display In First ANNIHILATION Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

If Ex Machina was the promise of a great new filmmaker, Annihilation looks to fulfill it.

Alex Garland follows up his directorial debut with this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s the best-selling novel, an eco-horror thriller that boasts a spectacular vision with a (female-heavy) cast to match: Natalie PortmanJennifer Jason LeighTessa ThompsonGina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. (Yes, Padme Amidala and Poe Dameron are co-starring in a sci-fi movie together.)

Annihilation opens in theaters on February 23, 2018.

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