One of this year’s most anticipated and exciting films is Disney and Jon Favreau’s live-action telling of the animated classic The Jungle Book. Yesterday’s Super Bowl featured a number of looks at some of 2016s biggest movies; Captain America: Civil War, Jason Bourne, X-Men: Apocalypse. While all that footage was just awesome, the only film to take full advantage of the opportunity and release a full-length trailer is The Jungle Book.
The first trailer for the upcoming fantasy adventure gave us just a slight glimpse into the magical world Favreau and his crew have created, with it a focus on the undeniably epic visuals. But in true second trailer fashion, we get a WHOLE bunch more this time around. Favreau’s film is on full display and what an impressive display it is. Not only are the visuals once again the focal point, but the story, action, and voice talent are in full force in the early favorite for 2016s best trailer. In other words, you’ve got to check this out:
The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The Jungle Book swings into theaters on April 15th, 2016. Directed by Jon Favreau starring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, and Neel Sethi.