Hello and welcome to VultureHound‘s weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday.
This week, despite the Super Bowl being dubbed a bit of a disappointment both in terms of the game and the trailers, we’ve still got a fairly strong week for clips from upcoming films. On top of that, there’s a little bit of superhero/horror news to boot.
Read on to find out more!
Aquaman spin-off plunges into horror territory
As you’re probably aware, Aquaman‘s done pretty well at the box office. So well, in fact, that it’s led Warner Bros. back into their old habit of greenlighting whatever superhero-related shit springs to mind, despite the fact they’ve yet to get a Superman sequel or a Flash solo film off the ground.
This week, the newest movie threatening to enter the DCEU is The Trench.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because ‘The Trench’ is the name of those monstrous creatures Aquaman and Mera face off against in that horror-esque sequence of Aquaman, wherein they get ever closer to finding the lost trident of King Atlan.
What this movie will be about, however, is anyone’s guess. It’s meant to be a horror movie, which makes sense, but since it’s not actually an Aquaman sequel, so much as a spin-off, it presumably won’t feature any familiar heroic faces.
Will this movie actually go anywhere, or is it another idea waiting to be added on to the pile of failed DC productions? Only time will tell.
Aquaman is in cinemas now.
A ton of new trailers
In terms of other news, while we could talk about the fact that World War Z 2 is no longer happening, or that Halloween 2 has found a new writer; those stories don’t necessarily feel like they need to be summed up any more than they just were. So instead, we’ll turn our attention to the ton of new trailers that came out this week, courtesy of the Super Bowl and fortunate timing.
First up, from the Super Bowl, we’ve got a teaser from Toy Story 4, featuring the vocal talents of Key and Peele:
Marvel was extra generous, also giving up another look at their next movie, Captain Marvel:
In terms of actual trailers, this week also treated us to a look at the new, robotic Chucky in the Child’s Play remake:
And, perhaps best of all (in this writers opinion) comes ‘More Shaft Than You Can Handle’ as three generations of Shaft team up in the Kenya Barris-scripted Shaft: