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WATCH: 5 Must-See New Movie Trailers Tease Hollywood's Biggest Treats In 2017

24 December 2016, 11:11 am EST By Luan Chan Tech Times
From "Despicable Me 3" to "Ghost in the Shell" to another "Fast and Furious" installment, these epic new movie trailers hint that 2017 is going to be an awesome year of movies.  ( Despicable Me | Facebook )

December is epic not only because of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in cinemas after a long wait, but also because the month marks the release of trailers for great films slated for 2017.

The most recent previews on YouTube will definitely get movie buffs excited, especially for some much-awaited animated films, live-action adaptations, and action-packed installments.

Of course, it doesn't end there because there's also a dark comedy and an epic World War II film trailer released, which should also be on the must-watch list for 2017.

Despicable Me 3

Minions are everywhere and some people may even be a little tired of seeing these kooky yellow fellows in jumpers. Fortunately, they are not the only ones returning in 2017 because the focus is back on Gru and his ... reformed ways?

Okay, Gru may have stopped being a villain but that doesn't mean he's a hero either. Watch the trailer for Despicable Me 3 to find out just how effective a former villain can be as a hero when he squares off against a shoulder pad-wearing new villain (and, no, the minions still aren't that much help).

The Last Word

It is a story we all know so well: a successful (now retired) person who stepped on many toes over the years realizes their mortality and decides to reform themselves before it is too late. However, while this theme is set in the beginning of the story, that is not exactly what The Last Word is about.

In this film, Shirley MacLaine is a retired businesswoman. But her struggle is about making sure the reporter she hired to write her obituary while she is still alive would be able to write something that is acceptable to her. Can't really imagine it?

The Fate of the Furious

The eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise is, sadly, the only one other than Tokyo Drift to miss the presence of Paul Walker who passed on in a vehicular accident in 2013.

Vin Diesel once said in an interview that Walker used to say there was definitely going to be an eighth film, so they decided to ensure that The Fate of the Furious would materialize.

"Seven was for Paul; eight is from Paul," Diesel said.

Dunkirk

We all know that when Christopher Nolan decides to make an epic film, he really delivers. So there is no surprise at all that even the very short snippets included the trailer for his World War II film would be jaw-dropping. Check out the trailer below on the Dunkirk evacuation of British forces to see what we mean.

Ghost in the Shell

Last but not the least is the very much talked-about live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, which was hit by a wave of criticism for Hollywood whitewashing. Scarlett Johansson essayed the role of Major Kusanagi. The production still proceeded as planned despite the flak. Fans and critics alike can now watch the trailer and, well, talk about it some more until the film finally hits the theaters.

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