The 10 Films Everyone Is Talking About From CinemaCon 2017
CinemaCon is one of Hollywood's biggest events of the year where studios get the chance to showcase some of their biggest upcoming properties, update fans on their progress and hopefully stir up some hype and excitement for these projects.
All major studios give presentations previewing their upcoming films and this year has been a good one. Here we look at a few of the films that got people talking.
1. Blade Runner 2049
The sequel to the classic sci-fi thriller starring Harrison Ford Blade Runner, this will see Ford return to his role as Decker but will now also include Ryan Gosling who was there at the convention when new footage was shown.
Gosling told the crowd: "It was so surreal to be walking around the universe of Blade Runner. The craftsmanship of this film is really on another level. Every location was real. Every set was there. Every prop was functional. It was a fully functioning, living, breathing world."
2. War for The Planet of The Apes
The rebooted Planet of The Apes franchise has surprisingly gone from strength to strength in recent years with its intense action and tense nature actually making them fun watches.
The next installment sees the storyline progress into all-out war between man and ape and a new trailer was shown at the convention and released online.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Fans thought they would never see the much-beloved superhero of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because of his film rights being owned by Sony but the studios came together for the last Avenger's film and now it looks like he will get his own film.
The new trailer shown at the convention shows off more of what to expect from the film as well as Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture, on obvious in-joke about his prior role as Birdman.
4. Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Somehow, the Pirates of The Carribean franchise is still going and still generating interest in Jonny Depp's swaggering pirate Captain Jack Sparrow.
The 3rd and 4th films didn't enrapture people but the 5th seems to be aiming considerably higher and saw a few cautiously optimistic fans return to the fold with the latest trailer.
5. Justice League
In a desperate attempt to stop Marvel running away with the ticket sales for all the good superhero movies, DC have thrown their weight heavily behind their Batman and Superman characters and have launched their own Justice League in response to Marvel's Avengers.
Of course, recent Superman and Batman films have been questionable but there is real hope that a strong ensemble cast can create something really good in the Justice League film as an extended trailer was shown at CinemaCon.
6. Wonder Woman
An icon in her own right, Wonder Woman is getting an origin story film, that will be out in June before she appears in the Justice League movie. With a lot riding on Justice League a lot of its success will ride on how good this precursor is and so far it is shaping up to be a decent outing.
With new footage and trailers shown at the convention, excitement seems to be slowly building for this one.
7. The Fate of The Furious
Can you believe there are going to be eight movies in the Fast and Furious franchise? No, us either but what was once a series of films about street racing is now a full-on ridiculous action franchise with tanks, guns, super-spies and Jason Statham and Vin Diesel whisper-growling at each other in tank tops.
Still, people love this for some reason and Vin Diesel paid tribute to the late Paul Walker before screening the film, where he said: "It was Paul Walker who promised eight. Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot. I always feel like he’s looking down on us so we didn’t want to let him down."
8. Ralph Breaks The Internet
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph was a gentle love letter to video game arcades of yesteryear and was a big hit for the studio and knowledge of the sequel to it being in the works has been around for a long time.
However, Disney used CinemaCon to announce its title, Ralph Breaks The Internet, and begin the hype around it.
A new epic war movie about the D-Day landings and rescue missions on the Dunkirk beaches, about five minutes of footage was shown at the convention which led to a standing ovation once it finished.
Director Christopher Nolan shot the movie on massive Imax 65mm and 65mm large format film, saying he wanted to tell the story of the British evacuation of the French region in 1940 "in the most visceral way possible".
10. Cloverfield 3
Ever since it was revealed that 10 Cloverfield Lane took place in the same universe as 2008’s Cloverfield, fans have been eagerly waiting for another monster film from the same production company with the first coming from JJ Abrams.
Not much else is known about the project but it is on its way.