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So, if you’ve been on Twitter at all today you know why I’m writing this post. Marvel recently dropped a new trailer for ‘The Eternals’, which is something I’ll be talking about here as well, but fans weren’t completely satisfied with that release. The trailer looks good, but fans have been waiting for the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ trailer for months now. While ‘The Eternals’ trailer sparked a whole new wave of people begging for the ‘No Way Home’ trailer, evidently someone took it upon themselves to leak it. It’s a grainy video but there’s no mistaking the new footage. I’m not going to go too in depth analyzing the trailer, but if you don’t want any information on it at all, know that there’s going to be some SPOILERS. As for ‘The Eternals’ trailer, it’s officially released so I’m going to be quite a bit more spoilery.
‘Spiderman: No Way Home’:
The main reason I’m not going too in depth with this trailer is because it’s a leak. As much as I don’t have a ton of sympathy for slip ups that involve huge companies, I also don’t condone leaking movie trailers or movie plots. There’s also a few things that could dampen any attempt I make at analyzing the leaked footage. Sony could decide that they want last minute changes for the trailer to give fans something they haven’t seen when the trailer officially releases. Or, they could very well just take the initiative and officially release the full trailer as soon as tomorrow. Which will definitely give us more information than we have now considering how difficult it was to make out most of what was going on. That said, there’s a few things I do feel are worth mentioning. One is the extremely heavy presence of Doctor Strange. We saw the Funko Pop of the character for the film, but I’m not sure anyone expected him to take up such a major role in the movie’s main plot. It feels like Stephen Strange is Marvel’s new Tony Stark. Popping up in as many movies as possible in order to connect all of the new storylines. I realize that the Multiverse is his domain, which is what we’ll be dealing with in Marvel content from now on, but I would have preferred if this role was given to a character who wasn’t another rich, privileged, white man. I guess we’ll have to see how it all plays out. This trailer also gave us a look at some of the returning villains from other Spiderman franchises, including Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock. It’ll be exciting to see how Tom Holland’s Peter Parker collides with the other Spiderman universes. However, there’s no Toby Maguire or Andrew Garfield in sight. It seems, at least currently, that all of those rumors might have been just that. Rumors. I’ll stop this conversation here in the hopes of getting more to talk about very soon.
Here’s the trailer being pushed under the radar as ‘Shang-Chi’ discourse and ‘No Way Home’ excitement takes center stage. I didn’t talk about the first trailer that was released. To be honest, I didn’t enjoy it. The trailer seemed more boring than exciting and I felt that the cast looked too large. I still feel this way. I’m immediately wary of any film that introduces a large amount of main characters because there’s never enough time to give all of them the development they need. But I’m all for another woman-directed Marvel project and Chloe Zhao’s skills are nothing to brush off. This trailer is beautiful in color and in tone. There’s something about it that reminds me of en epic historical drama. Which would make sense considering how many centuries we might see covered in this film. The trailer uses most of its time to give us some much needed exposition. Ever since the first trailer came out it felt like everyone made a joke about the Eternals’ absence during every major catastrophic event in Marvel so far. This trailer addresses all of these jokes by directly telling us what their intentions are with Earth. In present day The Eternals have to fight back against an event called The Emergence, caused by the excess power formed when Tony snapped half of the world back into existence. But they were on Earth long before that. Seven thousand years before that, actually. The Eternals were created by The Celestials, a group of powerful, god-like entities, to protect humans from monsters called Deviants. But The Eternals were instructed not to interfere with literally anything else. This is the reasoning given when someone directly asks in the trailer why they didn’t fight Thanos. So there you go! Question answered! The rest of this trailer covers The Eternals reuniting after centuries of being apart. There’s some interesting powers on display, and an apparent shared love of humanity between all the characters, but there are so many of them that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. Still, this trailer looks really good and I hope all of these characters are done justice.
Those are my thoughts on the recent trailer news coming out of Marvel! I’m excited for the next coming phase in the Marvel universe. I can’t say I’m not intimidated by the Multiverse, though. Sometimes it feels like there’s too much to keep track of between all of the movies. But I’m a sucker for falling in love with new characters and we’re certainly getting plenty of those! I’m excited to see where ‘Shang-Chi’, ‘The Eternals’, and ‘No Way Home’ leave us in terms of starting off this new set of Marvel movies. It already seems like a lot but I know there’ll be a ton to geek out over in the process!
Don’t do anything fun until I get back!