Comic-Con 2015 may be over, but we’re still reaping its bountiful harvest. In today’s Movie Morsels, we’ve got the first-ever X-Men: Apocalypse poster, an update on when those who did not attend Comic-Con can see footage from Warcraft, news on a Crimson Peak scare maze for Halloween, new footage from Eli Roth’s The Green Infero, and more!
Shortly before Bryan Singer and the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse took the stage in Hall H at Comic-Con this weekend, the director unveiled the first poster for the film; copies of which were distributed to attendees. It offers us our first ever look at the film’s titular Big Bad, the world’s oldest living mutant, as played by Oscar Isaac. X-Men: Apocalypse debuts on May 27, 2016, and co-stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor, and Olivia Munn.
After the first footage from director Duncan Jones’ Warcraft was revealed at Comic-Con, the filmmaker reassured fans worldwide that they too will have a chance to preview his film when its trailer is released in November.
Starring Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, and Rob Kazinsky, Warcraft will premiere on June 10, 2016.
Great news, Guillermo del Toro fans! The director’s next film will gets its very own scare maze at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. Since Crimson Peak is set in a crumbling Victorian estate straight out of the fever dreams of Edgar Allan Poe and Mario Bava, we can expect its sure-to-astound sets to be replicated for this experience. Check out the following video introduction…
And here’s the official description of the maze from Universal’s press release, featuring a statement from Del Toro about the project:
“Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness” will be unearthed as a three-dimensional living representation of the film, designed to send guests spiraling through the chilling world and in the footsteps of Crimson Peak’s lead character, Edith Cushing, first as they venture from her home in America, then to the decaying and haunted Allerdale Hall mansion in a remote English countryside. With a foreboding “Beware of Crimson Peak” message that echos from Edith’s past, guests will navigate a labyrinth of paranormal tortured souls who have born witness to the estate’s dark history of unspeakable acts …and who continue to reside in vengeful, ghostly forms.
“I am a devoted fan of Universal Studios’ ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ and I am honored to partner with them to create a real-life version of my Gothic Romance, Crimson Peak,” said Guillermo del Toro. “It’s a thrill to work with the movie studio that gave birth to the modern horror movie genre. I can’t wait for movie-goers to enter the haunting world of Crimson Peak as they navigate this haunting maze. I can assure you, I will be first in line to experience the scares of it myself.”
The Green Inferno
Amidst the other sneak peeks at upcoming movies shown at this year’s Comic-Con was one for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno. What look to be a contemporary take on Cannibal Holocaust stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Daryl Sabara, and Aaron Burns, and reaches theaters on September 25th.
[The Green Inferno]
Tales of Halloween
And speaking of horror at Comic-Con, the trailer for the anthology film Tales of Halloween also debuted at the convention, giving fans a glimpse of what its many directors are concocting. Helmed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee, Andrew Kasch, Paul Solet, John Skipp, Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson, Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin, and Dave Parker, Tales of Halloween premieres July 24th at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and also opens Wizard World Chicago and closes FrightFest UK on August 31st.
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