The trailer for The Many Saints of Newark dropped and it is awesome. First hearing about this a couple years ago, I was scared. I didn't want the movie to leave a bad taste on The Sopranos and ruin the show's legacy. I watched The Sopranos only a couple years ago. I think it's the best television show every created (you can debate me on that). In case you've been living under a rock, The Sopranos is about a man named Tony Soprano and his family. Tony Soprano is the mob boss of his family and runs New Jersey. He has to deal with his mob duties and his duties as a husband and father. Seriously if you never watched it, watch it immediately.
The Many Saints of Newark stars Michael Gandolfini, Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Vera Famiga, Corey Stoll, and Leslie Odom JR. The creator of The Sopranos David Chase, is producing the film. Alan Taylor, who directed many episodes of the show is directing the film.
The Many Saints of Newark is about Tony Soprano's teenage years. I am really excited to see this because the show never really showed this. It only showed Tony as a young boy in a couple of flashback scenes. We get to see why Tony never had the makings of a varsity athlete (if you watched the show, you know what I'm talking about). This trailer showed me a lot of good things that makes this one of my most anticipated movies of 2021. First, let's start with Michael Gandolfini, who is playing young Tony Soprano. He is the son of James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano. Gandolfini tragically passed away in 2013. Michael looks just like his father and really sells that this is young Tony Soprano. The story seems to be focusing on Tony and Dickie Moltisanti's relationship. Dickie Moltisanti is the father of Christopher Moltisanti, a key character in The Sopranos. It will be interesting to see how Dickie influences Tony to become the man we see on the show.
It will also be interesting to see the young version of the key characters on the show. I can't wait to see a young Uncle Junior, Paulie Walnuts, Silvio Dante, Lydia Soprano, Johnny Soprano, and more. Seeing the young versions of these characters can provide a unique opportunity to show why they are the way they are. If you're a fan of the show, this is a mandatory viewing. All I know is on October 1st, I will be sitting on the couch, turning on HBO Max, and watching The Many Saints of Newark. That will be an awesome day.
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