This week, as something of an early yuletide treat, there has been a raft of teasers and trailers for some of the key 2023 entertainment releases.
After their well-received Holiday Special, Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy will be back with the third part of James Gunn’s trilogy chronicling the adventures and misadventures of his cosmic misfits. The trailer suggests that while the humour will still be there, there may be a poignant aspect to proceedings with a focus on Rocket Raccoon, his painful origin and its connection to the ‘High Evolutionary’ (Chukwudi Iwuji). There certainly looks to be some serious angst in the mix for Vol.3 and many are worried about the fate of their favourite cosmic varmint. Watch out as well for the debut of Adam Warlock, hinted at, at the end of the last Volume and now played by Will Poulter.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 opens 5th May 2023.
“I’ve come to believe that it’s not what you believe, but how hard you believe in it…” Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny revealed that full moniker and also the first trailer for Harrison Ford’s swansong as the adventurer of the title. We still don’t know a lot about the story itself seems to be set in the 1960s against the backdrop of the ‘Space Race’ between the U.S. and Soviet Russia., the reappearance of Nazis, some vehicular stunt-work and Jones ducking and diving through proceedings suggests something of a ‘greatest hits’ tone with the title itself perhaps hinting at some sort of time-travel aspect? In the trailer we do see Phoebe Waller-Bridge playing Indy’s capable god-daughter Helena and there’s a glimpse of Antonio Banderas in the mix as well, with John Rhys-Davies reprising the role of Sallah. Spielberg is listed as an executive producer and George Lucas was apparently a presence in the writers’ room, but the story and directing credits go to Logan’s James Mangold.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens 30th June 2023.