Ocean’s Eight Crew Quietly Rides Subway In First Image

You’ve got a serious wait in store for you before you’ll actually get to see Ocean’s Eight, which is currently scheduled for summer 2018, but at least you get a pretty cool look at the movie.

You’ll probably have to wait quite a while before you even get further glimpses of the film, because I’m not sure it’s going to hit hard with a marketing window longer than a year, so it makes sense that if you’re going to release an image this early it ought to be a good one.

The crew takes a ride on a subway, and they look as disinterested as any group of insanely competent players about to take on a heist… I guess.

To keep the Ocean’s legend alive, our female cast is a fantastically wild group. All the better to make it seem unlikely that people will assume you know each other, I suppose.

Sandra Bullock leads the crew, who aren’t exactly in it for the money, and with her are – Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and Awkwafina.

The film is sure to be a smash, and the main cast isn’t the end of what the film has going for it. It seems every other person in Hollywood is in the film, and it’s directed by Gary Ross, who co-wrote with Olivia Milch. Ross wrote and directed The Hunger Games, Free State of Jones, Seabiscuit, and Pleasantville, which may not sound exactly like the perfect slate of films to suggest Ocean’s Eight is a natural follow-up, but I think it works actually. If you look a little closer at the direction of those films, I think you’ll find that his talents could easily fit well with something aiming to at least approximate the world created by Steven Soderbergh (who is producing here).

As I said, you’ve got a lifetime ahead of you, but if you’re the sort who likes to get excited really early, enjoy the shot, and let us know if you’re excited about this one. Below is a full frame version.

Ocean's Eight Movie
courtesy Warner Bros.


Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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