It's well-known that Leonard DiCaprio's mantelpiece is lacking an Academy Award. Ever since Jack Dawson perished in the icy Atlantic ocean, Leo’s put out quality movie after quality movie, only to continually fall just short when it came to winning an Oscar.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there’s a chance that could change this year with Leo’s next movie, The Revenant, whose trailer just released this weekend. Directed by 2014’s Academy Award winner for Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, and co-starring Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson, The Revenant looks every bit the award’s season contender. The plot, according to IMDB:
The frontiersman Hugh Glass, who in the 1820s, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
A story of revenge is nothing new, but with Iñárritu’s directorial hand calling the shots, I’m betting that The Revenant is both beautiful and terrifying. And I also must tip my hat to the team of editors who produced the trailer—thank you for not spoiling anything. (I’m looking at you, Southpaw.)
There’s still plenty of time until Oscar Season, but with seemingly nothing but comic book movies coming our way this summer, I for one can’t wait. How about you? Did you enjoy the trailer? What other potential Oscar films are you excited about?