In this episode of Trailer Talk, Dan and I look at January 2020 and talk about A Quiet Place: Part II, and whether JJ Abrams is disappointed he didn’t get the chance to add A Quiet Place into the Cloverfield franchise, Tenet, and how Christopher Nolan is creative insofar as he’s allowed to have men wear suits and ties while talking somberly in an office building, Morbius, a movie that I literally forgot we talked about and still can’t take seriously, and The New Mutants, which is honestly our most anticipated movie of 2018!
January 2020 gave us a very strange batch of trailers, and I think it’s a common thread that, through-out our discussion, we’re far more interested in what’s going on behind the scenes with these movies than the movies themselves. Sometimes, that’s where the better story is, but we’re still hoping these movies turn out great.
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Below are the trailers we discuss in this episode:
A Quiet Place Part II
Description: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, Millicent Simmonds, and Wayne Duvall
Release Date: March 20th, 2020
Description: An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel and evolution.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Himesh Patel, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Michael Caine
Release Date: July 17th, 2020
Description: Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Michael Keaton, and Matt Smith
Release Date: July 31st, 2020
The New Mutants
Description: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
Director: Josh Boone
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Happy Anderson, and Henry Zaga
Release Date: April 3rd, 2020
Trailer Talk is a podcast/article released at the end of every month and contains an informative and entertaining discussion of that month’s trailers.
Daniel Braindead is a producer, and cohost of Cinematic Doctrine. Combining his BA of Biblical Studies, brief study in Journalism, and an overdose of film trivia and film history, Daniel brings clarity and comedy to Trailer Talk and Monthly Movie News. His prowess for cultural understanding and biblical application always brings something new to the table.