It’s once again time for everybody’s favorite occasional NIHF segment, Trailer Roundup! When there are enough new advertisements to warrant it, we round them up and break them down for you. Below, you’ll find our first look at three of the most exciting movies of the Spring. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (March 28)
First up, we got a closer look this week at Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And it’s still not clear what new stuff we’re getting in the revised, super expanded director’s cut. We know that the direct-to-HBO-Max edition of Justice League will be four hours long. And we’ve already seen the addition of Darkseid and a new character design for Steppenwolf. But aside from that, the new Justice League trailer doesn’t give us many new shots to look at. In fact, it looks like it has a lot of the same material as the original Justice League trailer. Then again, we know a lot of the material from the original trailer didn’t end up in the movie. So who knows what we’re going to see when Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits HBO Max on March 28.
Mortal Kombat (April 16)
Now here’s one that looks better than we expected. Mortal Kombat is the first attempt to adapt the popular videogame series since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. The new reboot is the feature film debut of Simon McQuoid. But the film has a good team behind the camera with a screenplay from David Callaham and James Wan producing. On first look, Mortal Kombat seems to be leaning into everything we love about the game franchise. The fights look exactly as over-styled as they should be. The characters are leaning into their crazy designs. And all the iconic taglines from the game manage to make their way into the trailer. Hopefully, the movie will have fun and not take itself too seriously when it hits HBO Max on April 16.
Cruella (May 28)
We’ve been hearing rumors about this movie for a long time now. And I mean a long time. Emma Stone was announced as the titular puppy-hater on January 6, 2016. After a long and somewhat tortured production schedule, the film finally wrapped in November 2019. And now, a year and a half later, audiences will get to watch it on Disney+. And boy, does Cruella feel like a Disney+ movie. After Lady and the Tramp and Mulan both debuted on streaming, it is starting to feel like the Disney live-action remakes’ default platform. None of them has really caught fire yet, and the casual apathy of a streaming platform seems to pair perfectly with the casual, middle-of-the-road attitude of the live-action Disney properties. Who knows? Maybe Cruella will wow us all when it comes to Disney+ on May 28.