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CinemaCon 2022 Universal Pictures highlight: Jurassic World Dominion new footage, Jordan Peele’s NOPE trailer, Halloween Ends first look, Gay rom-com BROS & more

CinemaCon 2022 Universal Pictures highlight: Jurassic World Dominion new footage, Jordan Peele’s NOPE trailer, Halloween Ends first look, Gay rom-com BROS & more

Universal Pictures certainly saved the best for the last with Jurassic World: Dominion at CinemaCon 2022. Several Hollywood A-listers starting with Dominion star Jeff Goldblum, Halloween Ends actor Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell, the voice of Gru in Minions: The Rise of Gru to NOPE director Jordan Peele graced the stage during Universal and FOCUS features CinemaCon 2022 presentation – to offer never before seen footage from their respective blockbuster titles. In fact, “Every single thing we show you today has never been seen by an audience before,” said a Universal representative on stage.

After Disney’s lengthy 70-minute long presentation unpacking Marvel Studios, Pixar and 20th Century studio titles, Universal and FOCUS took the stage later that night. Beginning with Us director Peele, unveiled a two-minute special preview for NOPE, which also seems to have addressed the film’s plot. However, the director asked attendees to stay hush-hush on the exact details. “I’m going to personally thrive on the amount of times I hear the word nope when NOPE hits theatres,” said Peele. NOPE was shot in 65mm IMAX and the director added that they used “new techniques we’ve never seen before.”

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Every presentation from Universal and FOCUS won over audiences and critics alike for pairing movie theatre workers with the actors on stage. Peele took the stage along with the first black-owned theatre owner in the Baltimore area.

Next up from the Horror franchise was Lee Curtis’ who arrived and offered a warm greet to the crowd. “It has been the ride of my life to portray Laurie Strode since 1978,” said the actress. She also added, “Trust me it’s gonna f**k you up,” right before revealing the first look of Halloween Ends set to arrive in theatres on October 14.

Footage description for Halloween Ends revealed the trailer showed Laurie and Michael engaged in a wild brawl in a kitchen. The first look ended with a cliffhanger showing Laurie holding a Knife and Myers trapped.

Blumhouse and James Wan produced horror movie, M3gan, a preview was screened by the film’s star and executive producer Alison Williams. Earlier this week, a poster featuring the frightening Child’s Play-Esqeue doll was released.

Idris Elba’s Beast movie releasing this summer screened a preview of its action-packed adventure which shows the titular star fighting against a Lion stalking him and his daughters.  In the world of animation, Carell offered an exclusive first look at Minions: The Rise of Gru but not before giving a tutorial on his Gru accent.

One of the best highlights from CinemaCon 2022 Day 3’s night goes to Billy Eichner’s BROS, the first gay rom-com from a big studio starring an all openly LGBTQ cast that received praises after screening the first trailer. Nonetheless, the horror franchise stole the thunder after FOCUS features revealed its Christmas title of the year, the David Harbour starring Violent Night from the creators of John Wick & Nobody.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts‘s big-screen reunion for the Ticket to Paradise (working title) showed a preview as well. The day wrapped up with Universal’s final trailer for Jurassic World: Dominion, revealing scenes of a Baby Blue and its capture which sets off everything for Chris Pratt’s Owen and the gang.

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