Before getting into the enthralling, menacing trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's new film The Revenant, it's impossible to not see the connotative buzz of "Oscar" while watching its star Leonardo DiCaprio scrape by, bloodied by battle and trying to survive and in the picturesque wilderness of the untamed lands of old North America. As is anything featuring Hollywood's alpha, fans of DiCaprio have grown weary of his lack of Academy Awards for his notably outstanding acting and acclaimed film choices. The far cry of what DiCaprio has rightfully earned, in many eyes, has, however, become such an often repeated phrase that its beginning to sweep his immaculate filmography, much like the lauded films directed by DiCaprio's frequent counterpart Martin Scorsese before finally winning Best Achievement in Directing for 2006's The Departed.

Any film DiCaprio is featured in from here on out will be seen by many as a boom or bust attempt to finally achieve the Best Actor statue, and it's a sentiment that's starting to take away what work he's done. That, and perhaps more importantly, everyone knows. The internet doesn't need to scream that this time DiCaprio will or should win an Oscar and that he hasn't won one yet. It's become such a normal claim it's like arguing that The Simpsons was better in the '90s - like the world hasn't figured that out years ago.

That being said, it's hard to not watch the new trailer for The Revenant, also starring DiCaprio's screen partner in Inception and Hollywood's newest alpha Tom Hardy, and think the project won't be up for some Oscar contention. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's project, which he co-wrote with author Michael Punke (who wrote the novel), is the first since last year's Oscar-winning triumph Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

The film follows the story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), an early-American explorer who was attacked by a bear and left presumably for dead. Glass must survive through the torrential, unfamiliar terrain, captured immaculately by the stellar camera work of Iñárritu his otherwordly-talented cinematography partner Emmanuel Lubezki, whose previous work also includes the aforementioned Birdman, Children Of Men, The Tree Of Life, Gravity, and more.

The film is scheduled for release January 8th of next year, courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Watch the trailer above.