Jennifer Lawrence holds much in common with the shape-shifting Mystique that she plays in the X-Men franchise, slipping effortlessly between roles, but the trailer for Joy reveals what may be her biggest challenge yet: playing a middle-aged woman.
While we’re not yet convinced on that front, everything else about the trailer for David O. Russell’s latest collaboration with Lawrence has got us very excited indeed. Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro are set to appear once again in powerful supporting roles, but unlike Silver Linings Playbook or American Hustle, this is purely Lawrence’s show and the trailer suggests that this could very well be her finest moment to date.
Also, the clip is super Christmassy. Tis’ the season and all that.
14) Avengers: Age Of Ultron
The general consensus now is one of mild disappointment, but before Avengers: Age Of Ultron was released, fanboy hype for Whedon’s sequel was at an all-time high… and why not? Whedon’s trailer was a masterstroke in building anticipation, to the point where every single frame was meticulously pored over by fanatics desperate for clues regarding the films’ plot.
Where do we even start? The Hulkbuster fight looked phenomenal, the team shot in the snow blew our collective minds and Ultron’s disturbing voice over led many to believe that he could be the first great MCU villain since Loki did his thing in the first movie.
All of this would have easily guaranteed Age Of Ultron a place on this list, but what cemented the trailer’s appeal was the blink and you’ll miss it cameo at the end from everyone’s favourite infinity gem wielding android, The Vision.