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Asteroid City Trailer: Viewers Are Obsessing Over The Unique Color Palette

The stars are out for "Asteroid City," and it's not just because the upcoming film takes place at the 1955 Junior Stargazer Convention. For the latest outing from Wes Anderson, the eccentric filmmaker has assembled a massive bench of A-list talent that includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Jeff Goldblum, and Tom Hanks.

Anderson is known for his sprawling ensemble casts, but the trademark he is best defined by is his visual style, which the first "Asteroid City" trailer shows off in spades. Fans are especially impressed by the unique color palette, which highlights the ochre sandstone buttes popping against an otherworldly blue sky.

"Drooling over the color grading of asteroid city," @issypilled posted, with @EazyEthann adding, "These set pieces. The color pallet ... He's got the best signature style. So, so happy to see this trailer."

Asteroid City captures the feel of a '50s desert town

It's hard to imagine "The Grand Budapest Hotel" without its lush pinks, blues, and purples, nor "The French Dispatch" minus its muted, earthy hues. The "Asteroid City" color work is Anderson's most eye-popping in years and harkens back to the vibrant colors of '50s cinema, much to the joy of eager fans.

"I like how the aesthetics Anderson goes for in 'Asteroid City' [have] the colors and vibe of old 1950s vacation postcards," @ANateForFate posted. Meanwhile, @DrunkEnough, compared the movie to a "living comic book." @rachelnmsu added that the "Asteroid City" aesthetic captures the overwhelming brightness of a sun-drenched desert where one has to squint to get a better view. 

"The color [palette] and almost blinding brightness of it all actually do sort of replicate what can be so exhausting about living in a desert town," they wrote. "The constant cloudless blue sky starts to feel mind-numbing after a while for me, and I think he's done a great job of capturing that feeling."

Fans of Anderson are certainly excited for his latest film. Specifically the visual storytelling is living up to their high expectations, as is the stellar cast. Perhaps @stacher said it best. 

"Take me down to the 'Asteroid City' where the cast is large and the colors pretty."