Take a deep breath, people. The election season is almost over, and the holiday movie season is about to begin! So let’s kick off today’s Movie Morsels with a new TV ad for the most hotly anticipated release of that season, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with a bit of brand-new footage. We’ve also got news on who will be composing the score for Spider-Man: Homecoming, an update on the Jumanji reboot, a new music video for Moana, and more!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Ah, the Force is strong in this TV commercial, which no doubt kicks off a barrage of Rogue One ads we’ll be seeing in the months leading up to the first Star Wars spinoff film’s release on December 16th. Will fans get the same rush of triumph and heartbreak they felt with last December’s Force Awakens? And more importantly, is it just me or does Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic look an awful lot like an evil twin of Hugh Laurie in this video?!
In other Rogue One news, this weekend also saw the release of two new banners for the film, each featuring a different side of its central conflict between Rebellion and Empire…
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Thwip! After snagging gigs scoring Rogue One and this weekend’s hit Doctor Strange, it looks like frequent Pixar and Bad Robot composer Michael Giacchino is taking over the entire blockbuster calendar. In addition to The Incredibles 2, the Oscar winner will be scoring Spider-Man: Homecoming. Clearly, Marvel wants the best people handling all aspects of the wall-crawler’s first MCU solo film. Now we just need Giacchino to create a theme for Spidey as memorable as John Williams did for Superman and Danny Elfman did for Batman. (Elfman’s scores for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, while great, aren’t quite as iconic.)
Samoan Thor, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, took some time out from playing pranks on Kevin Hart on the jungle set of their Jumanji to share a new photo of the film’s stars, and announce that the reboot will now hit theaters in December 2017 instead of July 2017. Hey, I think it’ll be worth the wait. I mean, just look at this crew! Have you ever seen a more fun-loving foursome?!