Tom Holland’s Cherry First Teaser Trailer:
Tom Holland the Russo brothers are coming back together again for another movie, and it is really exciting. When Tom was initially chosen as the Spider-Man, there were a few speculations as to his ability to play the Spider-Man. He seemed like a kid to be given such a crucial part. But when he hit the screen, he was instantly loved by the fans, and just like that, Tom Holland became a crucial part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, Tom Holland tars once again in the Russo Brothers’ latest film, Cherry, in which he plays a troubled young man who goes from an awkward college student to a desperate bank robber over the course of 15 years. Based on the novel by Nico Walker which was itself inspired by the author’s life, Cherry follows its eponymous lead through a harrowing time in the military and a descent into addiction during the opioid epidemic.
The Russo Brothers got their start directing comedies such as You, Me, and Dupree starring Owen Wilson, and rose in notoriety while directing four Marvel films, including the highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame. And now, The Russo Brothers have released a first-look clip on their Twitter in which Cherry enlists in the military. The minute-long sequence sees a heartbroken Cherry looking for a “sense of purpose” after his girlfriend breaks up with him. An eager army recruiter recognizes his vulnerability and capitalizes on his listlessness to get him sworn in within a day. Cherry speaks in hindsight, contextualizing the scene as it plays out. Five posters for the film illustrate the stages of Cherry’s life, identifying him variously as a student, lover, soldier, junkie, and thief.
You can check the trailer here:
With a trailer nowhere in sight for the film, which is set to release February 26 on Apple TV+, the clip tells us quite a lot about the style of Cherry. Evidently inspired by the novel as a retrospective on Walker’s life, the voiceover will likely be used throughout the film, helping to provide a narrative thread over so many years. The trailer starts with a huge hoarding stating “Be All You Can Be”. Another interesting detail to notice is the name tag of the interviewer which stated ‘Whomever’. The disenfranchised young man is plucked up from a drab, painfully realistic world in the clip, but the brothers hint at magical realism, horror, and absurdism characterizing other parts of the film.
The Russo Brothers are also set to direct a modern version of A Christmas Carol and have other projects lined up as well. Within the larger Disney umbrella, the brothers are producing a live-action remake of the Disney classic Hercules, evidently showing off their superhero prowess.
Cherry marks a departure for the Russo Brothers, dramatizing real-life societal issues, an experience that will serve them well venturing beyond the MCU.