CinemaCon 2017 is the day every moviegoer has been waiting for as every major Hollywood studio tease their upcoming projects. Reboots, sequels, and franchises all converge in one of the biggest events in the film industry.
The event featured the cast and production committees of all major films for 2017. From our usual fare of superhero films, classic reboots, sequels, and standalone films, the studios offered previews of their upcoming projects.
The BBC reported the happenings at the convention, providing an inside look at the event. Trailers and cast abound, so without further ado, here are the films present at the CinemaCon 2017.
CinemaCon 2017 Films Present At The Event
Perhaps the most awaited film of the year, DC’s answer to Marvel’s The Avengers wasn’t much of a show stealer at the convention. While Ben Affleck surprised everyone by appearing alongside fellow cast members Henry Cavill (Superman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman), they were certainly not as forthcoming as the film’s director.
Zack Snyder did all the talking, saying that the film is “the culmination of a journey of seven years.” Aside from the cast, the film also featured a longer version of its trailer at the convention. The new trailer featured additional dialogues and battle scenes than the previous one released earlier.
If you’re wondering why Gal Gadot wasn’t present at the convention, she was busy fulfilling her role as a real life Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress had just given birth last week and was unable to attend the convention.
Fortunately, Chris Pine and director Patty Jenkins were present. They introduced some brand new scenes from the movie, although Pine’s freshly shaven head seemed to “outshine” the new footage.
Peter Parker will once again grace our scenes after his short stint in Civil War. Tom Holland stars as our favorite web slinger and Michael Keaton plays Vulture in the third incarnation of the Spiderman franchise.
The film’s trailer was among the few from the convention that was made available to the public. A good thing because Tony Stark making an appearance in the preview probably increased its hype.
Other Non-Superhero Movies
Blade Runner 2049
Moving on, Ryan Gosling introduced new footage from the upcoming reboot of the sci-fi classic Blade Runner 2049. The brand new scenes revealed more of Jared Leto’s character as he met with Gosling’s character Officer K.
The scenes also featured Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Gosling also gave details from the film’s set and judging from his words, the reboot is certainly worth waiting for.
War For The Planet Of The Apes
In the previous film of the Planet of the Apes reboot, all out war was brewing between humans and apes. Fast forward a few years and the war that will decide the dominant species on the planet is already in motion.
The latest trailer shows intense scenes from the movie. With extinction becoming more of a possibility, it’s unsurprising to see Colonel Woody Harrelson utter “There are times when it is necessary to abandon your humanity to save humanity.”
Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean Will Focus On Captain Salazar
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Captain Jack Sparrow returns for the fifth installment of Disney’s hit swashbuckling franchise. This time, Johnny Depp’s Keith Richards impression will battle Captain Salazar played by Javier Bardem.
Aside from our usual fare of Pirates of the Carribean characters, Orlando Bloom will also return as Will Turner. How will these two vanquish the ghostly Salazar? We’ll find out soon enough.
The Fate of the Furious
The eighth installment of the long-running Furious franchise was introduced by the cast. Vin Diesel paid an emotional tribute to the late Paul Walker, who passed away in 2013.
Diesel revealed that he only agreed to make an eight film because it was what Walker wanted. Despite being an “unplanned” sequel, the project was met positively with many fans looking forward to seeing it on screen.
CinemaCon 2017 certainly gave moviegoers something to be excited about this year. Be sure to catch all the films when they are released on their respective dates.
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