The Avengers broke the internet this week with the first Infinity War trailer, which racked up more than 200 million watches in 24 hours. The clip Hulk-smashed the previous record for most trailer views in a single day, but it’s not the only superhero story to get excited about.
The week’s new movie trailers also included what may be the best looking take on Batman yet: Batman Ninja. Yes, really.
The franchise’s familiar faces have been given an anime makeover, courtesy of story writer Kazuki Nakashima (Kill La Kill) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai). As for the reason behind their new look, Batman and co. are accidentally transported to Japan in the Middle Ages, where they must figure out a way to stop the Joker and his minions from forever altering the future of the country.
Samurai Batman is the hero we need in 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers and their allies continue to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, but a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Six haunting tales of longing and revenge unfold in a near-future world where human desires and high-tech innovations are dangerously intertwined. In preparation for the release of the fourth season of Black Mirror, the haunting anthology series exploring the dark side of life and technology, Netflix is dropping a series of teasers for each upcoming episode: Arkangel, USS Callister, Crocodile, Hang the DJ, Metalhead, and Black Museum (above).
Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is an expert in his line of work, but when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew to avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
All The Money In The World
All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman (Rooney Mara) leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix), who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spreads and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
And The Winner Isn’t
What does it take to win an Oscar? Geoffrey Moore, son of Sir Roger Moore KBE, has written and recorded a song for charity. His aim is to raise as much money as possible and donate all proceeds to UNICEF. Geoffrey wants celebrities to take part in a video and mime the song, and hopes it will win the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ to generate maximum publicity for his cause. There’s just one problem: to be eligible for the award, he also needs to make a documentary. Moore and his 18-year-old daughter Ambra head to Los Angeles to ask the experts what it takes to win an Oscar.
Rebellious and quick-witted, 17-year-old firecracker Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) kills time with her friends by gawking at older men in bowling alleys and sexually scheming guys out of their money. However, her biggest scheme is still to come when her mother asks her boyfriend and his troubled, fresh-out-of-rehab son to move in with them in this biting dark comedy.
Acts Of Violence
When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman (Ashton Holmes) and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery (Bruce Willis), a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the corrupted bureaucracy that has harmful intentions.
This is Batman as you’ve never seen him before. In Batman Ninja, a visually stunning anime from Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, the Dark Knight – along with a number of his allies and adversaries – finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.