First Look: Tom Hanks & Felicity Jones in Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’

Believe it or not, but next year marks ten years since we first saw the literary landmark The Da Vinci Code brought to the big screen. Dan Brown’s bestseller was adapted by Sony Pictures and Ron Howard, with Tom Hanks in the role of symbologist Robert Langdon. The film did well enough to bring about a sequel, Angels & Demons. And although it seemed like the 2009 film would be the last time we see this franchise, it will be making a return in 2016.

Director Ron Howard is returning along with his star Tom Hanks. Inferno will see Hanks’ Langdon back at solving those puzzles he’s so good at it, but the kicker is that this time around he’s having a bit of trouble remembering the last 36 hours of his life, which is where Felicity Jones’ character Dr. Sienna Brooks steps in to help him out in order to stop another madman plan, which has ties to Dante’s Inferno. While we wait to see a first trailer for the film (don’t expect it for a few months), the first look at the threequel come in form of a set of images, which include both Hanks and Jones, as well as a few new faces.

I’m actually bummed to admit this, but I’ve never fully seen either of the first two films. I know I know, you’re probably screaming at me through the screen right now. It’s not that I have never wanted to, I just never really got around to doing it. Ron Howard is currently one of my favorite director’s and Tom Hanks is well, Tom Hanks.

On top of those two assets, what gets me extremely excited is the addition of Felicity Jones. From the first time I saw her, I’ve been mesmerized by her and her acting chops. Every time she shows up on screen I go directly towards her, she’s an incredible presence. And while I’m insanely looking forward to her in Star Wars: Rogue One next Christmas, it’ll be a great lead in to see her star in this kind of film opposite someone like Hanks. Inferno now has me excited to check out its predecessors more than ever.

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tries to stop a global genocide scheme by following clues in Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” which take him to Florence and Venice, Italy. He battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

Inferno has a October 14th, 2016 release date. Directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Omar Sy, and Irrfan Khan.

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