Two New “The Creator” TV Spots Hype the Coming Release of Gareth Edwards’ Sci-Fi Epic

Now that the early reactions have confirmed that writer/director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One) has pulled off something special with The Creator, all eyes will be on the full reviews when the embargo is lifted this week. Edwards’s new film then premieres this Friday, September 29, in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the early fall. Two new TV spots hype the coming premiere, which had critics buzzing last week after the first press screenings let out.

Delivering a high-concept, original sci-fi blockbuster is a hard thing to do in the best of times and even harder when you’re trying to get them made in a climate that prefers its blockbusters to have built-in IP. Yet The Creator is precisely that, a brand new story from Edwards and his Rogue One collaborator Chris Weitz, and the early reactions have included adjectives like “masterful,” “soulful,” “visually stunning and emotional,”  “absolutely radical,” and “one of the best new sci-fi epics in years.” a few of the descriptions being bandied about. 

The Creator is centered on John David Washington’s Joshua, an ex-special forces agent grieving his wife’s disappearance (Gemma Chan) who is recruited to lead a team to take out a weapon with the potential to tip the scales of the war between humans and robots decidedly in the robots favor. The weapon was built by the architect of a robot rebellion against humanity that began with a nuclear detonation in Los Angeles and has led to an outright war between humanity and the robot world. Yet when Joshua finally makes contact with the weapon, it wears a near-human face. Her name is Alphie (Madeleine Yuna Voyles), and she’s a humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence that makes it very difficult for Joshua to treat her as nothing more than a talking, all-powerful bomb. 

Joining Washington, Voyles, and Chan is a top-notch cast that includes Ken Watanabe (Inception), Allison Janey (I, Tonya), and Sturgill Simpson (Dog). 

Check out the new spots below. The Creator hits theaters on September 29:


For more on The Creator, check out these stories:

“The Creator” First Reactions: A Stunning, Emotionally Resonant Original Sci-Fi Saga

Final “The Creator” Trailer Finds John David Washington in a Fight for the Fate of Humanity

The Official “The Creator” Trailer Reveals Gareth Edwards AI-Centered Sci-Fi Epic

Featured image: (L-R): John David Washington as Joshua and Madeleine Yuna Voyles as Alphie in 20th Century Studios’ THE CREATOR. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.


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