New Trailers: The Dark Tower and The Defenders
I am completely ready for summer blockbuster season. I’ve had my tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 for about a month now, and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Alien: Covenant. Yet even with these geeky movies so close to release, there are still plenty of other things to get excited about. That’s because all the goodness isn’t just on the big screens this summer. In fact, this week saw the premiere of two new trailers that I’m sure will be of much interest to geeks everywhere.
The Dark Tower
The first trailer that has us excited is for The Dark Tower. Steven King’s novel about a gunslinger in a post-apocalyptic world has attracted legions of fans over the many years since its release. People have been clambering for a Dark Tower movie for as long as I can remember. Well this week brought us our first look at the upcoming film. Staring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, The Dark Tower is going to have some high expectations. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.
And then we move off of the silver screen and onto your home TVs. That’s because Netflix, king of the Super Hero TV show (yes, even over the CW), has finally given us our first real look at The Defenders. They’ve been building to this for 4 years now with their individual series for each hero. If you are not familiar with The Defenders, it stars Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as a darker version of The Avengers (and more localized). Basically all four of Netflix’s super hero shows are going to team up. There has been pretty much no secrecy around the fact that they’ve been building towards this for years. Now that I’ve finally gotten my first look at it, I must say, I can’t wait.