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On Friday, Universal announced via social media that the trailer for First Man was going to be released in conjunction with the film’s star, Ryan Gosling’s appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. To appease the throngs of fans who follow Gosling’s every move, they even went ahead and released the poster for the film. Here it is.

First Man

The poster is much brighter than I had anticipated but it certainly sets high expectations as we inch closer to its eventual release. First Man is directed by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle. Gosling is set to play Neil Armstrong, and the film chronicles his life from 1961 all the way to the moon landing in 1969. The narrative is adapted from James R. Hansen’s book which bears the same name. The movie promises to be less about the actual moon landing and more about the sacrifices, and the toll this mission took on him. What’s appealing about this film is the strong supporting cast. Claire Foy (Crown) plays Armstrong’s wife. Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll,  and Pablo Schreiber round out the cast. If there’s anything we’ve learned from is Chazelle has a keen attention to detail, so it will be interesting to see the level of authenticity in this picture. Check out the trailer! 


I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.