Andy Serkis Delivers A Darker Take On The Jungle Book With First ‘Mowgli’ Trailer

Jungle Book Andy Serkis MowgliWarner Bros. has released the first trailer for Mowgli, the studio’s answer to Disney’s live-action Jungle Book movie and the second directorial effort from prolific motion capture actor Andy Serkis.

Written by Callie Kloves, the film is said to be a darker take on the source material from Rudyard Kipling. In addition to the first trailer, Warner Bros. has also released a behind the scenes featurette for the film along with the first poster. You can check them out below.

Mowgli stars Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Andy Serkis, Baloo, Peter Mullan as Akela, Jack Reynor as Mowgli’s Brother Wolf, Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, Tom Hollander as Tabaqui, Freida Pinto as Messua, and  Matthew Rhys as Lockwood. Here’s the official synopsis:

“The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.”

Mowgli hits theaters October 19, 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Mowgli as we learn it.

Every ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Villain Ranked From Best To Worst

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Spider-Man VillainsSpider-Man has the most impressive array of villains of any Marvel superhero. Every one of them stands out on both a visual standpoint as well as their distinctiveness. Now that there are six standalone cinematic outings for Spidey, we have an opportunity to reflect on all of the villains that the webhead has fought against on the big screen.

This list will rank each of the Spider-Man villains as portrayed in all six movies, including Spider-Man: Homecoming. We will be exploring both the high points and low points they brought to the big screen legacy of Spidey. Click “Next” to get started.


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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.