The First Trailers for “The King”, “The New Pope”, and “The Aeronauts” Have Been Released
This year has seen the release of so many highly anticipated movies, and there are so many more to come. Many beloved actors from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises have branched out into such a wide variety of characters, it’s hard to picture them back at Hogwarts. But maybe they can portray Victorian air travelers? Or medieval French knights? Or even a pope? Actors Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), Jude Law (young Albus Dumbledore), and Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) have new feature films and series where they play exactly those kinds of characters, as seen in newly released trailers.
The trailer for The King was released this week, and it had an immediate effect on fans. While the Internet was left reeling about Pattinson’s new flowing hairstyle, this Netflix original doesn’t show him in the leading role. The movie stars Timothée Chalamet (Little Women, Lady Bird) as the newly crowned King Henry V of England, who struggles to balance his new responsibilities. Netflix issued an official synopsis along with the trailer. The release date is set for November 1 of this year.
Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life – including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).
Pattinson’s role in The King portrays him as a French knight who is at war with the English leader.
Jude Law is back in his role as Pope Lenny Belardo in upcoming series The New Pope. This comes as a follow-up series to The Young Pope, also starring Jude Law, from 2016. Both series, created by Paolo Sorrentino, cover the papacy of the fictional Pope Lenny Belardo, the first American and youngest pope in history. The second season begins immediately after the end of the first season just as Lenny has fallen into a coma, presumably to never wake up. This leaves the Vatican in a position to elect a new pope, played by John Malkovich. But by the grace of God, Lenny’s condition proves unfatal, and the two leaders must now find a way to coexist in a peaceful manner. Unfortunately, the teaser trailer leaves a lot up to the imagination of viewers since it has no spoken lines. The release is set for some time in 2020, but no other specifics have been announced yet.
The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (Rogue One, The Theory of Everything) and written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, is about an English scientist in the 1860s trying to convince the world about the importance of weather predictions. After being laughed away by the scientific community, James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) resolves to find his own way to make such predictions. Glaisher and exquisitely talented aeronaut Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) embark on a dangerous and defiant journey to prove their worth and talents to the world. Redmayne and Jones have been an on-screen couple before in the biographical film The Theory of Everything, about the life and achievements of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The Aeronauts will be released on Amazon Prime as well as theaters nationwide this December.