“Imagine your movie being so stacked that you forgot to add Margot Robbie and Edward Norton in the trailer,” observes commenter Cawlun, a clear shout-out to the massive cast of stars populating “Asteroid City,” which includes Wes Anderson first-timers Robbie and Tom Hanks. But Jeong Min Oh has a theory that Robbie and Norton’s absence in the trailer is more significant than mere happenstance: “Is this trailer hinting that Margot Robbie and Edward Norton are going to be the aliens?”
Time will tell whether that theory proves to be true, but in the meantime, fans seem to be really enjoying the signature Wes Anderson visuals in the “Asteroid City” trailer. As commenter Nabeel Mirza puts it: “Wes Anderson’s style is so distinctive that one can tell from the thumbnail it’s his film. I am glad we have like entire hollywood in this.”
On Reddit, u/conduxit succinctly summarizes the unique dynamic of Anderson like this: “Wes Anderson low-key has the most starpadded film casts of any movie director, yet he appeals so much to indie fans. Very excited for this.”
One commenter, by the handle Nimex Draconia, even has praise for the very physical material Anderson used to craft the images in the trailer: “Just wanna say, as somebody who works at Kodak, I’m so thrilled to see Wes using our film!!”
If you’re among those Wes Anderson fans awaiting the release of “Asteroid City,” you probably already know it’s set to hit theaters on June 16, 2023.