Well, this is a nice surprise. Exactly a week after its buzzy debut at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer for Don’t Worry Darling.
Yes, Olivia Wilde’s presentation made news for other reasons when a process server snuck on stage and served Wilde some legal documents related to her divorce from Jason Sudeikis.
For the record, celebrities are hard to serve. In another life, I did that job as a side gig and can recall throwing documents at representatives of a “very important person” and then racing out of the building before they could hand them back. Moreover, Sudeikis had no way of knowing that the runner would interrupt her big CinemaCon moment, and honestly, nobody in attendance thought it was anything beyond an unsolicited script or other harmless malfeasance. Anyway, that’s my “hot take” on last week’s Vegas “scandal.”
For what it’s worth, Warner Bros.’ big CinemaCon presentation put a lot more emphasis on the non-superhero films, which makes sense since those (relatively speaking) sell themselves as opposed to the more challenging “just a movie” likes of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (whose sizzle reel was downright spectacular, taking me from “I’ll see this because it’s my job” to “Great shades of Elvis, this looks great!”) and Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling.
To be fair, Dwayne Johnson did show up to promote DC Super-Pets and Black Adam, while James Wan showed up to introduce a brief (too brief, boo!) sizzle reel for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and a few Shazam: Fury of the Gods cast members showed up to take questions from host Aisha Tyler before introducing that film’s brief teaser. The last joke in the Fury of the Gods teaser made me laugh out loud, and thank Zeus that WB came to their senses and moved it to December 21.
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