The Northman Trailer Conquers Film Fans The World Over

Twitterdom surrenders after a first look at Robert Eggers’s Viking epic 

When the trailer for Robert Egger’s The Northman landed last month, critics and fans on Twitter laid down their arms and surrendered. For Eggers, who reinvented period drama with The Witch and The Lighthouse, The Northman is “by far the hardest thing I've ever done and by far the most ambitious." With a remarkable cast, including Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke and Björk, The Northman follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Taylor-Joy, who broke out in Egger’s The Witch, exclaims about The Northman, “we will be presenting to the world something it genuinely hasn’t seen before. I just feel so humbled I get to be a part of it.”

People who’ve seen the trailer are already humbled by the epic action, the remarkable cast, and the grand scope of the project. Here are just a few reactions.

The official trailer for The Northman.