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Posted: February 15, 2018

Mr. Incredible stays home? ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympic-sized teaser trailer drops

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The Olympics were the perfect venue for Disney and Pixar to release their latest installment of “The Incredibles” franchise.

And if you’ve seen any of the teaser images, they’re starting to make sense.

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Recently, they’ve teased fans with Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, at an ironing board.

We also know where the super suits are -- in the wash:

But in the sneak peek released during Olympic competition that aired Wednesday evening, we know that roles have been reversed with Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, leaving the home, and leaving her superhero children in the super hands of her husband, Mr. Incredible.

You also get a glimpse of Jack-Jack’s developing superpowers.

“Incredibles 2” hits the big screen on June 15.


Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer is released

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Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer is released

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” won’t be in theaters until the summer, but fans have the first look at the Marvel film in a new trailer.

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The trailer, released Tuesday, shows Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang dealing with the fallout from the events after “Captain America: Civil War.” Lang deals with balancing his family and his life as Ant-Man. It also shows the debut of Hope van Dyne as The Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly.

The movie also stars Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Pfeiffer, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” has a July 6 release date. Watch the trailer below.

’Star Wars’ ‘Solo’ trailer debuts

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’Star Wars’ ‘Solo’ trailer debuts

We know the story about how the plans to the Death Star got to the rebels. We know the history of the Skywalker family. Now, we’re learning the background about the rogue pilot, scoundel-turned hero, Han Solo.

The first full trailer for the upcoming movie, “Solo, A Star Wars Story,” premiered Monday morning after a teaser was released during Super Bowl LII.

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In the clips we see the first glimpses of the Millenium Falcon, a young Solo, played by Alden Ehrenrich, and a young Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover. You also see Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett and Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra. 

Super Bowl LII teaser trailer:

“Solo, A Star Wars Story” comes out on May 25.

‘Peter Rabbit’ filmmakers apologize for ‘food allergy bullying’ scene

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‘Peter Rabbit’ filmmakers apologize for ‘food allergy bullying’ scene

Parents of children with food allergies are criticizing Sony Pictures’ new movie, “Peter Rabbit,” saying it makes light of such allergies and encourages bullying.

The New York Times reported that the movie, based on the Beatrix Potter children’s book, features an animated rabbit and other animals trying to get access to a garden from a garden owner, played by a live actor. 

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Domhnall Gleeson plays Tom McGregor, the owner of the garden. In the film, McGregor is allergic to blackberries. The animals rig a slingshot to get him to eat some of the fruit. The actor is seen choking, and he collapses as he struggles to get an EpiPen. The rabbits cheer as he lays on the ground.

“I’m pretty sure Beatrix Potter will be turning in her grave about now,” Sam Rose, of Surrey, England, told The New York Times. “Allergies are often not taken seriously enough anyway. To have them trivialized on the big screen by such a popular character is immensely disappointing.”

Rose says her son, who has food allergies, loves Peter Rabbit, but she won’t be taking him to see the film.

People reported that some responded on Twitter with #BoycottPeterRabbit.

Kenneth Mendez, president and CEO of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, said the film’s mockery of food allergies is harmful.

“Making light of this condition hurts our members because it encourages the public not to take the risk of allergic reactions seriously, and this cavalier attitude may make them act in ways that could put an allergic person in danger,” Mendez wrote in an open letter Saturday.

Sony Pictures issued an apology in a statement to The New York Times, attributed to the film’s director, writers and producers.

“Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit’s archnemesis, Mr. McGregor, being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way,” the statement said. “We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize.”

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