Today in Movie Culture: ‘Brightburn’ Motion Comic, ‘Aladdin’ Music Video for New Song “Speechless” and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Brightburn’ Motion Comic, ‘Aladdin’ Music Video for New Song “Speechless” and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:


Bonus Movie Preview of the Day:

The James Gunn-produced Brightburn debuts in theaters this weekend, and given its twist on Superman’s origin story from DC Comics, Sony Pictures has released a motion comic setting up the movie’s premise. Watch this for a very cool visual foundation for the horror movie about an alien kid using his powers for evil:


Music Video of the Day:

Also new to theaters is Disney’s live-action reimagining of Aladdin, which stars Naomi Scott in the role of Princess Jasmine. She performs a new song called “Speechless” in the movie, and the studio has released an official music video for the empowering tune featuring Scott and footage from the remake. Watch it here:


Classic Movie Trailer of the Day:

With the live-action version of Aladdin finally hitting theaters, let’s look back on the nearly 27-year-old movie upon which it’s based. Here is the original trailer for Disney’s Oscar-winning animated feature of Aladdin, which initially opened in just two U.S. theaters on November 13, 1992:


Alternate Ending of the Day:

Speaking of the original 1992 Aladdin, you will find some of the story has changed a bit for the remake, but not quite in the way that the gang at How It Should Have Ended would have preferred. Here’s a parody of the animated classic showing an alternate direction for the way the original version could have concluded:


Mash-up of the Day:

Speaking of alternate endings, Aldo Jones and Rain Group Animation created an epic battle scene based on the climactic battle of Avengers: Endgame. This time, joining Iron Man, Hulk and Captain Marvel in defeating Thanos are Wolverine, Colossus and Deadpool from the X-Men franchise:


Cosplay of the Day:

Do you have enough friends to re-create the final battle of Avengers: Endgame? That’s a whole lot of heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on display. Well, a bunch of fans organized a Marvel cosplay gathering earlier this month, and as part of the fun, the necessary individuals participated in an Endgame battle photoshoot. Watch this video from Pop Insider for more:


Filmmakers in Focus:

Joe and Anthony Russo, the fraternal duo who directed Avengers: Endgame, as well as Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and some non Marvel movies and TV series, break down their directorial career in this video for Vanity Fair:


Actor in the Spotlight:

For GQ, Seth Rogen sat down and discussed his career as an actor. The star of Long Shot, which is now playing, breaks down his most iconic roles in such classic comedies as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Superbad as well as his more dramatic turns in movies like Steve Jobs. Watch here:


Fan Art of the Day:

Fans are loving the new video game adaptation Pokémon Detective Pikachu, particularly the portrayal of the title character. Here’s some art from one of these fans paying tribute to the actor behind the voice of Detective Pikachu, Ryan Reynolds, with a portrait of the man and the Pokémon side by side:


Video Essay of the Day:

The latest video essay from Rossatron dives into John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, also now in theaters, with a breakdown of the sequel’s action sequences and a discussion of how it compares to other action movie franchises up to their third installments, including Die Hard and the Bourne series:

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