A Hero Is Born In The Final ‘Aquaman’ Trailer

“Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.”

Directed by: James Wan

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Randall Park

Release Date: December 13th, 2018

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Did ‘Detective Pikachu’ Just Become My Most Anticipated Film of 2019!?

Written by Megan Williams

If you had told me a year ago that my most anticipated film of2019 was about a photo-realistic Pokemon, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, that had tosolve a crime, I would’ve laughed. A lot.

And yet…

The trailer for Warner Bros. Detective Pikachu film was released on 12th November and has currently gained over 37 million views on Youtube. Detective Pikachu is a live action/CGI animated feature, based on the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name. It follows Tim Goodman, son of well-known detective Harry Goodman, as he teams up with Pikachu to solve the disappearance of his father.

I always found the idea of Detective Pikachu very strange, as the source material also features a talking Pikachu who solves crimes. It’s a very different concept to what the original games are and, as I sat down to watch the trailer; I was completely prepared to hate it.

I can now say, with confidence, that this film looks like a lot of fun and I cannot wait to see it.

The visual effects look incredible. The Pokemon are amixture of photo-realistic and cartoonish designs, which I think is the bestroute to go down when bringing Pokemon into a real world setting. They alsolook how any Pokemon fan would expect them to look: for example, Pikachu is fluffywhile Bulbasaur is scaly.

The trailer features various Pokemon from different generations, from a ferocious looking Charizard (which was from my generation of Pokemon in the 90’s) to a realistic-looking Greninja from the 6thGeneration (2013-2014). Because it’ll feature Pokemon from different generations, it’ll definitely appeal to Pokemon fans of all ages.  

The only issue I have with this film so far is the voice for Pikachu, who is Ryan Reynolds. As weird as this sounds, the voice doesn’t fit the character; personally, I would’ve chosen a younger actor like Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT: Chapter 1).

But, ultimately, I didn’t expect to love this trailer as much as I do: we now live in a world where a live-action Pokemon film exists and, from the trailer, it looks surprisingly good. Let’s hope this will be the video game-to-film adaptation that breaks the curse of the video game film genre.

Detective Pikachu is out in cinemas 10th May 2019.

Disney Release Heartbreaking New ‘Dumbo’ Trailer

“From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure ‘Dumbo’ expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.”

Directed by: Tim Burton

Cast: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Michael Keaton, Eva Green

Release Date: March 29th, 2019

UK Blog Awards 2019

We’re excited to announce that you can vote for JUMPCUT ONLINE at the UK Blog Awards 2019!

Voting is now OPEN and we’re on the ballot for both the ARTS & CULTURE and GROUP category! If you think we deserve your vote this year click the below image to open the official UKBA19 ballot.

Once on the page, find our box and tap the heart next to it.

If you vote for us, be sure to send us a Tweet to let us know! We’ll be giving anyone who votes for us a huge heartfelt thank you and a special shout out during this year’s Odyssey Awards! 2018 has been such a huge year for us for many reasons and making it on to this ballot just makes our smiles even bigger. 

Voting closes 21st December 2018

Dwayne Johnson Is The Rock Again In The First Trailer For Stephen Merchant’s ‘Fighting With My Family’

Fighting With My Family is a comedy-drama written, executive produced and directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner Stephen Merchant, based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers”

The film is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family and tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings.

Wrestling has always kept this family together — but now it could tear them apart.

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Stephen Merchant, Vince Vaughn, and Jack Lowden

Release Date: 1st March 2019

The Gang Are Back In The First Teaser For ‘Toy Story 4’

“Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Cast: Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Bonnie Hunt

Release Date: 21st June 2019

Ryan Reynolds Voices ‘Detective Pikachu’ In The First Trailer!

“The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other.

The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora

Release Date: 10th May 2019

‘The Max Trailer’ Released For ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Sequel

“The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.”

Directed by: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney

Cast: Patton Oswalt., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Harrison Ford

Release Date: 24th June, 2019

Meet Lance Stirling In The First Trailer For ‘Spies In Disguise’

“Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.”

Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Masi Oka

Release Date: 13th September 2019