Let the Summer Movie Season Begin!

4-11 harleyWhile you were preoccupied with not throwing things at your television during the season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, the first salvos in the summer blockbuster promotion wars got under way at the MTV Movie Awards (hashtag: Still a Thing!).

August’s Suicide Squad generated the most buzz overnight. The new trailer features more Joker and less Queen. It looks like there were plenty of jokes left over from the first teaser, which may calm some fears about the movie’s recent round of re-shoots.

Margot Robbie still looks like the prime candidate to steal the show and gods help me, Will Smith in full Deadshot mask still looks like Wilson the Volleyball sprouted a body and a bad attitude.

If J.K. Rowling is more your jam, the second Fantastic Beasts trailer was unveiled ahead of its November release date.

Not to be outdone, Captain America: Civil War let a new clip loose on the awards show.

This is a big week for Marvel’s promotional machine as Jimmy Kimmel Live is all about the corporate synergy with Team Cap (Chris Evans, Sabastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd) on Monday night, Dr. Strange‘s Benedict Cumberbatch (and the first Dr. Strange trailer) with Agents of SHIELD‘s Clark Gregg on Tuesday night, Team Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Emily Van Camp, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany) on Wednesday night with Chris Hemsworth rounding out the week on Thursday.

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  • My DVR is going to be working SO HARD this week.

  • Valhallaback Girl

    The amount of love I have for Margot Robbie is neverending. She’s quietly rising up the ranks in my Strange Bedfellows list.

    • Srsly. She’s always the best thing about whatever she’s in. I didn’t expect this when I first heard about her, but there it is.

  • NateMan

    I think I’m going to need to bring an extra pair of pants to Civil War. Much like I’d have had to do in the real Civil War, but for much different reasons.

    • kdm

      Wear the brown pants!

      • Valhallaback Girl

        wear sweat pants!

  • kdm

    UGH. Seriously with that “Superman could kill everyone” angle again? That didn’t even pan out in BvS.

    Also, I am loving Margot and Big Wilie Style, but LOATHE everything about the Joker that they have shown this far.

    I want to hurt him, really, really bad.

  • That still of Robbie with the hammer and the….tongue….is making me think….. things.

    Excuse me.

  • kdm

    But SQUEE on this other 2 trailers. Dayum.

  • Jelinas

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR MAY 6TH. I found out that CA:CW is getting released a day early here in CZ, but I have Responsibilities to Fulfill on Thursday, so I have to wait until Friday with the rest of the plebes. *sigh*

    • Good! Long live plebery! (I made that up, evs.)

  • llp

    I just cannot get into Suicide Squad, even though it should be right in my wheelhouse. I don’t know.

    I didn’t know that Emily VanCamp’s character was on Team Iron Man.

  • MissAmynae

    I admit to having virtually no knowledge of the plot or canon of Suicide Squad, other than the look being similar to the Arkham Asylum games, but oh my lanta, I am IN!!! (I mean, I know who all the characters are, but not how they fit together in this storyline)

    Love Robbie’s Harley. Haters gonna hate, but I NEVER DOUBTED YOU, MARGOT!!

    Although I do weep that our late Brittany Murphy- my always and forever dream cast- never got to play the role.