The Return of Wes Anderson andHis New Movie Asteroid City

The beloved Wes Anderson is back with the announcement of his 11th film Asteroid City, said to be coming out on June 16 of this year.

Anderson is known from his many uniquely visual films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox. From the recent trailer release, fans can see Anderson is returning with his aesthetic color scheme and eccentric characters.

Anderson’s films usually contain an impressive set of actors, but Asteroid City blows all expectations out of the water; the movie features an A-list cast which includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, and many, many more.

According to Consequence Film, the film revolves around “A fictional desert town in 1955, where the citizens gather annually to commemorate a small asteroid that crash landed eras before. The town also hosts a Junior Stargazer convention, where students and their parents flock to admire the clear skies above. A life changing event happens during the convention, bonding curious and confused minds in the process.” The last film Anderson released was The French Dispatch in 2021, making this new release highly anticipated.

Wes Anderson is one of the most notable directors of his time. His film style is very unique – you cannot watch an Anderson film without knowing it is him. His use of bright colors creates an almost fantastical look to all of his films, and he frequently uses symmetry in his shots to create balance in his scenes. These two factors create a sense of satisfaction for viewers and allow the audience to feel at ease as they effortlessly follow Anderson’s fun storylines.

Anderson said his new film is a “poetic meditation on the meaning of life,” according to Consequence Film. Some themes that Anderson’s past films have previously commented on are memory in The Grand Budapest Hotel, greed in Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the combination of depression and family in The Royal Tenenbaums. All of these topics talk about aspects of life, so it will be interesting to see which aspect he chooses to focus on in this film. Anderson takes on these deep themes through his innovative film lens, demonstrating how real life can be beautiful.

Wes Anderson has been making movies since 1996 with the release of his first film Bottle Rocket, inspired by the short film of the same title that came out in 1994. Anderson went to school at the University of Texas at Austin and actually roomed with Owen Wilson, who would later star in these films alongside his brother Luke Wilson.

The two met in a playwriting class and have been working together ever since. Wilson is seen as a regular in Anderson’s films alongside his brother to this day. Anderson went on to create ten more films in his career and six short works. He has seven Academy Award nominations and such a distinguished style that anyone can point his films out due to their uniqueness.

Summer can’t come soon enough for film fans, a season that consists of multiple long anticipated movies such as Oppenheimer (dir. Christopher Nolan), Barbie (dir. Greta Gerwig) and now Anderson himself.

Despite the fierce competition, none of these other films can match Anderson’s style. Fans are not only watching his films but watching life through a distinctive lens. As time goes on, Wes Anderson continues to impress audiences and show them something they have never seen before.

If you want to learn more about Asteroid City and Wes Anderson, check out the trailer now on YouTube.