Everyone fell in love with Groot in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film back in 2014. Then, during the credits, everyone fell in love with Groot again, this time as a sapling. In 2017, I predict Baby Groot to be the cutest pop-culture icon of all! Forget Minions and BB-8, Baby Groot is what you and your children (if they exist) are going to want for Christmas this year!
In honor of his cuteness, I’ve made a collection of Screengrabs featuring every shot of Baby Groot from the 2nd trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In doing so,I realized how little of the trailer Baby Groot actually appears in, making his overwhelming presence all the more impressive. Look close, as a smaller Groot is known to hitch a ride on someone’s shoulder. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits the big screen this May!
Just in time for the release of Doctor Strange, DC is touting their wares with new trailers for The Lego Batman Movie and Wonder Woman! The Wonder Woman trailers continue to worry me, but The Lego Batman Movie keeps looking more and more fantastic each time!
The latest trailer sets up more of the story and offers the first real footage of Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson), Joker (Zach Galifianakis), and mask free Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett, mask or no mask). It offers more action, as well as more lonely Batman living the mundane life between acts of heroism.
Check out the trailer now, but stay for the Original Screengrabs I made for you!
I included some notes on the Screengrabs, in case you missed something.
You know me, I like Screengrabs (and they sell, baby!). Here are some I made on my own, originals if you will, covering EVERY shot in the trailer (mostly…mostly). Because I’m nothing if not a completist.
Yes, they are all HD. But these are moving pictures, kiddies, so sometimes they come out blurry. Trust me, I’m an expert.Star Trek Beyond comes out in exactly two months, July 22nd!
Last night during Fox’s Batman (Villains)-Centric TV show, Gotham, we were “treated” to the 1st Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice footage for the since the official trailer and the more expansive Comic-Con sizzle reel.Rather than an actual trailer, which will follow tomorrow on Jimmy Kimmel Live (as the trailer for Captain America: Civil War did last week) this Wednesday the 2nd of December, Gotham fans were offered an odd clip that gives some hope that Ben Affleck will crush it as Batman / Bruce Wayne, but also raises serious issues about Superman… and whether or not Batffleck wears black eye makeup of not.
First, the “TV Spot” (It’s really a clip…):
Both actors, Affleck as The Dark Knight and Henry Cavill as The Man of Steel are both looking pretty intense in this short teaser; some may use the clip as evidence that Superman has gotten too dark and intense, not at all resembling the Superman of Action Comics. I’ve always been a fan of his casting, and Affleck still seems perfect as The Caped Crusader and Gotham’s #1 Playboy Billionaire, bringing an intense rage with nuances cementing him as the incredible actor he can be. I almost feel sorry for Cavill having to try to out act the very seasoned Affleck, especially caught in a scene that is sooo not Superman.Superman’s anger and apparent army are one riddle this trailer offers… Is Supes under Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) control (we get that same look of anger as he looks up at Luthor after Lex rests his hand over him in the Comic-Con trailer)? Did Batman accidentally lead to the death of a loved one like Lois Lane (Amy Adams)? Or is Superman just really, really, angry?Screengabs from the Comic-Con Trailer. He looks angry there too!
Whatever the case may be, Superman removes Batman’s mask, leading to an even larger question… where’d that classic Batman black eye makeup dissipate to in seconds?
In order to reproduce the look of the Iris-less white eyes of Batman as he is drawn, all the big screen Batmans have worn black eye makeup under their cowl from Michael Keaton to Christian Bale. It looks like Ben Affleck has it one too… but OOPS! Then it’s gone.Definitely some black eye makeup above…Ta-Da! It’s…. Gone! Just super intense… and pissed… Ben Affleck!
Maybe it’s a trick of the mask!
Hopefully tomorrow’s new trailer puts a few things into perspective… including this puzzling scene. Why would Superman have a prison and soldiers? Why unmask Bruce Wayne when he can see through his mask?
Check back later when I post the Jimmy Kimmel LiveBatman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer! Here just in time for placement on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As I’ve done with past epic movie trailers, here is the 2nd set of original screengrabs from the final trailer #3 for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!Vol. 2: Old School Ships: New Combat… And A Classic Face!