VultureHound’s Weekly News Round-Up (18/11/2018)

Hello and welcome to VultureHound‘s weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday.

Usually, this is where I’d throw down some bullet points about what to expect in the article, but while there’s been talk of a new Garfield movie, Bumblebee director Travis Knight potentially taking over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and a synopsis for Godzilla vs. Kong*, most of the ‘biggest and best’ news this week comes in the form of videos; teasers, trailers and even actor Michael Rapaport freaking out about a cat. So if a swathe of YouTube videos with some brief commentary doesn’t float your boat, you’re out of luck this week.

DUMBO

First up, we’ve got the first full trailer for Dumbo, the latest in a series of live-action remakes of classic properties from Disney. This is the second proper look we’ve had at director Tim Burton’s upcoming movie, five months after the first teaser. This time around, we get a few more shots of Dumbo flying, as well as a stronger focus on the emotional core of the movie:

Dumbo flies into cinemas on March 29th 2019.

 

TOY STORY 4

Y’know, I thought Toy Story 3 was meant to be the last Toy Story, but I guess the folks at Pixar realised that these films are always going to make a shit ton of money, so there you go. This new outing sees Woody, Buzz and the gang now in the possession of Andy’s young sister Bonnie, who adds a new member to the group, Forky, a handmade toy who is having an existential crisis over the fact that he’s actually a spork. Subsequently, the toys band together to show Forky what being a toy is all about (very little of what I just wrote is evident in the following teaser):

Toy Story 4 races into cinemas on June 21st 2019.

 

POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU

I know it’s probably blasphemous to be skeptical about a Ryan Reynolds movie, but when the cast for this flick (and the film itself) was announced, I definitely was. However, upon seeing the trailer, I’ve got to ask, is it just me or does this actually look awesome? Crafted by people who clearly love the franchise, Detective Pikachu features a load of strange but weirdly impressive looking CGI Pokémon gallivanting amongst a Blade Runner-esque cityscape, with Ryan Reynolds lending a gruff voice to a Pikachu who aspires to take on a real life detective case:

Detective Pikachu jumps into cinemas on May 10th 2019.

 

MICHAEL RAPAPORT’s CAT FREAK OUT

Not so much news as it is just a funny little video. Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport found a stray cat in his back garden who looks really freaky, and decided to share his encounter with the internet. Enjoy:

Michael Rapaport can currently be seen in Atypical on Netflix

 

* For those of you who have stuck around and are interested in said Godzilla vs. Kong synopsis, here it is:

“In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”