Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on trailers for Priscilla, Blue Eye Samurai, Wonka, and The Iron Claw.
- Priscilla: Exclusive First Look
In an exclusive first look at Priscilla, A24 shows the trust that the real-life Priscilla Presley put in writer and director Sofia Coppola to adapt her life’s story in the memoir “Elvis and Me” to the silver screen.
Release Date: In theaters November 3, 2023
Synopsis: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
- Blue Eye Samurai: Trailer
Blue Eye Samurai gives me a hint of Mulan meets Last Samurai with an allstar voice cast including Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Song, Darren Barnet, Randall Park, and Kenneth Branagh.
Release Date: On Netflix November 3, 2023
Synopsis: This provocative and visually stunning cinematic series immerses the viewer in a world of vivid adult animation with a live-action edge. Set in Edo-period Japan, BLUE EYE SAMURAI follows Mizu (voiced by Maya Erskine), a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise seeking the deliverance of revenge. TV-MA.
- Wonka: Trailer 2
The latest trailer for Wonkashows that our boy Timothée Chalamet has the chops to be a Willy Wonka that feels like a young P.T. Barnum from The Greatest Showman as both these characters are unapologetic dreamers, although this time around it’s a chocolatier not a circus showman. Add in the fantastical elements that allow for Oompa Loompas and ta-da, you have Wonka which is shaping up to be a must-see for this holiday season.
Release Date: In theaters December 15, 2023
Synopsis: Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
- The Iron Claw: Trailer
For a split second, I thought I was looking at Zac Efron playing Logan Paul. Fortunately to my delight and more willing appetite for content to consume, he was playing one of the Von Erich brothers, a family dynasty I don’t know anything about but am excited to learn more about in this upcoming film by A24.
Release Date: In theaters December 22, 2023
Synopsis: The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.
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