The visuals were surely there in the teaser trailer for this Christmas’ release of Disney’s Into the Woods, but it mostly featured people looking pensive. But that was just a teaser, and we were sufficiently teased. The new full trailer for the film gives us something we’ve been wondering about: singing! Makes sense that a movie musical based on a stage musical featuring songs by the great Stephen Sondheim should at least acknowledge there will be singing in it; can’t surprise your audience that much. That’d be like if you went to see Les Miserables last year and they’d never shown Jean Valjean bellowing out “One Day More.” These are musical references. But soft, enjoy this new songful trailer for the film directed by Rob Marshall.
SINGING! We already knew Meryl Streep had a set of pipes on her from Mamma Mia!, but her performance as the Witch will let her stretch both her vocal prowess and her character-acting chops. I mean, come on, did anyone think she WASN’T going to be awesome? Also, let’s just talk briefly about Johnny Depp as the Wolf. Now, obviously, he doesn’t do much in the trailer, and I’m well aware that this is based on a musical and costuming and makeup in musicals is…expressionistic, however, he looks more like a half-madeup person from Cats or, like, if a jazz musician decides to grow a Fu Manchu. Regardless, that has nothing to do with the trailer, really. Just an observation.
Into the Woods will come to cinemas this Christmas and, despite the MPAA warning against “peril” families will likely flock to it. What do you think? Are you stoked to see a big, lavish live-action musical onscreen or do you think they ought to have left it relegated to the stage? Let us know!