‘Twisters’ Trailer: Glen Powell And Daisy Edgar-Jones Chase Storms In Belated Blockbuster Sequel

This year is going to be the true test of Glen Powell’s star power. Following last year’s role in Top Gun: Maverick, and the surprising success of rom-com Anyone But You, Powell will be everywhere in two films where he is absolutely front and center. One is the tremendously funny Richard Linklater comedy, Hit Man (reviewed here), and the other is Twisters, a blockbuster sequel 27 years in the making.

The original movie was directed Jan de Bont and it was always a lot of fun. The storm chaser roles played by Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt have become fan favorites for a reason. But for various reasons a sequel never happened until now, with multiple filmmakers taking a pass then leaving. Better late than never, right?

Powell stars alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, who had a big year with Fresh and Where the Crawdads Sing. They’re joined by a huge ensemble of Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Maura Tierney, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, David Corenswet, and Tunde Adebimpe.

Twisters is directed by Lee Isaac Chung, who broke out with the immigrant drama Minari, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. He went on to helm episodes of The Mandalorian, as well.

Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) wrote the script, and best we can tell it’ll again center on storm chasers getting their adrenaline fix by risking their lives during a severe tornado outbreak.

Universal releases Twisters in theaters on July 19th.

Travis Hopson
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