Ever since Ocean’s 8 was first announced well over a year ago, it was hard to believe it wasn’t a collective Tumblr fever dream. But lo, the first full trailer is finally here, proving that the all-female heir to the Ocean’s 11 franchise isn’t just real but might be spectacular.
The trailer gives us the best look yet at the eight women — played by Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, and Rihanna her very self — who are banding together to pull off a daring heist. This time, the target isn’t a Vegas casino but the famously sumptuous Met Gala, where a single haughty woman (Anne Hathaway) will be sporting a $150 million necklace in front of all the crowds and cameras.
While it was initially unclear when the project was announced whether Ocean’s 8 would, in fact, be taking place in the Ocean’s 11 cinematic universe (a phrase I am equally confused and thrilled to be writing), this first trailer confirms that it does, as Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sips a martini in front of a grave marked “Danny Ocean,” and informs a gaping man (James Corden) that, yes, “the whole family” is pretty much like this, thanks. (Whether that grave means Ocean’s 8 really has killed off George Clooney’s character for good remains to be seen; I, for one, will put down money right this second on him turning up at the end credits with a sly wink.)
But Ocean’s 8 is already doing its very best to be distinctive in its own right, from its stellar casting to the final heist itself, which really was filmed at the 2017 Met Gala. Sure, the movie could be terrible, but as long as it has the likes of Blanchett and Rihanna hatching schemes while sporting sharp-as-hell wardrobes, it’ll still be well worth the wait.
Ocean’s 8 will be released on June 8, 2018.