Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps Trailer

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For some reason, up until now I haven’t been particularly enthused about the prospect of a Wall Street sequel. Despite the fact that Oliver Stone was returning to direct it, somehow I couldn’t shake the idea of this being somewhere in the same territory as many of the other direct-to-video cash grabs we’ve seen based on established ’80s hits. Of course, the truth is, it’s not a direct-to-video release, and the cast is actually pretty stellar: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan, among others. And now that the first teaser trailer has arrived online, I totally see why this might be a movie worth making.

It uses Gordon Gekko’s release from prison to highlight just how much times have changed (the mobile phone bit is just classic), and proceeds to prove that now is the perfect time for a Wall Street sequel. It’s great to see Michael Douglas with a worthwhile role for a change, as it’s been about 10 years since he starred in anything significant, and I think LaBeouf is going to be a perfect protege. Yes, I think I can honestly say I am now looking forward to this. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hits theatres on April 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump.



  • The Man

    LaBeouf is in this? Huh?

  • Marc

    Looks promising! Hopefully it’s more about Gordon Gekko and less about Shia’s character.

  • rjdelight

    I’m trying to figure out who this movie was made for. Do LaBeouf fans even know who Gordon Gekko is?

  • swarez

    No I don’t think Shia fans have a fucking clue who Gordon Gekko is but maybe this will enlighten them. Teaser looked damn promising.

  • Maopheus

    The Shia Pet is perfect for the role. He’s got that slick, fast-talking air about him that can easily transition to smarmy and sleazy. In other words, kinda like Charlie Sheen 23 years ago.

  • Eli Wallach?!? Rad…

  • 81

    I’ll never see this.

  • Niklas

    This looks awesome. I didnt like the idea of a wall street 2 but now Im interested!

  • MJS

    23 years in prison? For inside trading? There are double murderers who don’t get that kind of time. I hope they have a decent explanation for that.

  • I think it looks pretty cool, Michael Douglas looks awesome. And people need to get over the whole LaBeouf thing, he’s a new A-Lister, get used to it guys, he’s gonna be here for a while.

  • Fatbologna

    I’m likin’ what I’m seein’ here. The Beef is a pretty solid follow-up protege to Charlie Sheen in the first film. Oliver Stone’s so damn iffy but I never felt he was completely down for the count. Hopefully he knocks this one out of the park.

  • Teo

    i dont know to what extent people will warm to this movie due to the current economic climate…or they could be making it relevant…getting rich while everything else is going to shit. still – i loved the first one so im looking forward to what they can do with this..esp. oliver stone. im pumped for that.

  • Jackson

    I’ll say it every time, LaBeouf is a one dimensional over actor and he ruins films. This will suck.

  • Napalm

    i’m digging this. Michael Douglas is a bad motherfucker, so is Josh Brolin. and i don’t mind Shia either.

  • rjdelight

    @MJS

    in the first movie Gordon Gekko turns out to be like the ‘Bernie Madoff’ of the 80s. So a 23 year prison sentence isn’t that crazy.

  • I’m surprised I’m the first to bring this up – Oliver Stone doing a film on current social psyche, conspiracy, powerful institutions taking advantage of common people – how can it be remotely bad, or not worth a see. Its in his wheelhouse!

  • WOW!
    That is all I have to say. Looking forward to this. Seeing this the opening day me thinks.
    =)

  • stevie_baby

    Gekko was sure in prison for a long time for a white collar crime. It might looks alright, most people aren’t sure about Shia Labeaof but he’s just the young Charlie Sheen rookie this time around. Otherwise, it still has Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone and picked up Josh Brolin.

    I’m still concerned how an old fart relic from the 80s could possibly think he has any relevance or clue how to make money in a new millennia, the market has completely changed. I do like how the trailer pokes fun with just how outdated he is.