Given that this is a follow-up to a film about tornados, the very nature of this meteorological beast is unpredictable. It’s understandable, then, that unlike other legacyquels we’ve had over the past few years, «Twisters» will be breaking away from the trend, forging its own wild path, and not looking too much to the past for help. Glen Powell told Vogue, «There are no characters from the original movie back, so it’s not really a continuation. It’s just its own standalone story in the modern-day.»
Of course, with it being modern day, the technological advances that have happened since the 1996 film will make the wild ride of storm chasing even more gripping, and that is on full display in the newly released trailer. From the bracingly realistic special effects to the awesome new technology used by the characters, this spiritual successor looks to build on what captivated audiences in the ’90s and up the ante for the 2020s.
Brace yourself — «Twisters» arrives in theatres on July 19, 2024.