Leonardo DiCaprio Takes On A Bear, A Waterfall, and Tom Hardy In The New Revenant Trailer

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The Revenant is director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow-up to his 2014 multiple Academy Award-winning film Birdman, but you can also think of it as “that movie Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad for” or “Leonardo DiCaprio’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter.”

“I ain’t afraid to die anymore; I done it already,” grunts DiCaprio in the film’s new trailer, playing real-life 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass. And he isn’t exaggerating. After being mauled by a bear, his hunting buddies (played by Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson) rob him and leave him for dead—but they do an awful job of burying him. Big mistake. Huge.

In case you’ve ever wondered how powerful a motivator the desire for revenge is, The Revenant provides answers: people will crawl out of their graves, fall off cliffs, plummet over waterfalls, freeze, starve, and do it all for 200 miles on foot in order to settle a score. Does this look like the face of a guy on a cross-country pleasure trip?


Nope, that’s a dude looking to get even for unspeakable wrongs. Committed by this guy:


If that bitter cold Leo and company are fighting to survive looks familiar, it’s because Iñárritu filmed most of the movie in Canada. Locations included Victoria, B.C and Fortress Mountain in Calgary. When things got too warm (hah!) the production moved to southern Argentina. No CGI (or CGI anything else) for this cast and crew.

The Revenant will get a limited release December 25 before screening widely across the country January 8, 2016. Check out the new trailer here, and the older one here.