Up and Coming Movies trailers
Last week saw a veritable blitzkrieg of movie trailers, and for those who don’t spend their entire day online, it can be tough to keep up with all the huge sci-fi and superhero movies that are coming out in the next few weeks and months.
There’s Star Wars, and new installments/reboots in the Jurassic, Mission: Impossible and Mad Max worlds.
Then there’s a slew of Marvel flicks, which can be a bit confusing. The Marvel characters in the films, as well as Ant-Man and all of the characters in the Marvel Netflix shows (which kicked off with Daredevil and will include Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist), are all are in the same ‘universe, ’ but Fantastic Four, Marvel’s first super-team, is not part of that fabric. (Fox owns FF, while the others are owned by Disney, which owns Marvel…yes, it’s complicated.)
And finally there’s the impending kickoff of the DC universe with Batman v. Superman. This time around, the Superman is the same guy from the 2013 movie Man of Steel, but Batman has nothing to do with the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movie trilogy.
With so many blockbusters on the horizon, we’ve aggregated key trailers for some of the the hottest films below, organized by release date. Be sure to watch them in full-screen mode for the most eye-popping effects.
OK, if you don’t know that this film comes out in two weeks, you haven’t just been offline, you’ve been living under a rock. There’s been a lot of—perhaps even too much—footage released from the film so far. We’d advise you to try and ignore it, and get your Marvel fix instead by watching the films that lead into Avengers: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2: Dark World, not to mention the first Avengers film.
The dark horse in a summer of dark films; even if you think you weren’t interested in the film, you might change your mind after watching the trailer.
Some have doubted whether or not there’s an appetite for another Jurassic film. People also doubted if there would be interest in an obscure super-hero team called the Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, both films star Chris Pratt, who seems to be having his pop-culture moment right now. He was able to deliver that “I’m Star-Lord!” line, so we’re guessing he can pull off battles with dinosaurs. Hopefully there’s a dance-off scene in this movie.
“I’ll be back!” Well, if you’re able to suspend your disbelief about all the time-traveling stuff, you should be able to swallow the idea that this film is both a sequel and a reboot.
Between the hype around the upcoming Avengers film (which is also from Marvel) and the recently released Netflix series Daredevil (which by the way is amazing), it’s easy to forget the little guy…literally. But don’t sleep on this film, it could end up being this year’s Guardians.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (July 31, 2015)
Look at you, Jeremy Renner, starring in two humongous summer flicks, Avengers and Mission: Impossible. And you, Simon Pegg, you’re co-starring here, but next year you’re playing Mr. Scott as well as co-writing the next Star Trek film. What a cast! Oh, and also it co-stars Tom Cruise, who probably wants us to forget about that other recent movie his name is associated with, Going Clear.
Marvel’s first super-team gets a reboot this summer as well, with a whole new cast. Out is Chris Evans who played Human Torch (he’s moved on and is now Captain America), but now on the team is Miles Teller (who starred in Whiplash) as Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015)
Probably the biggest of all these upcoming blockbusters, The Force Awakens will be the first of many new Star Wars films to come. Disney owns both Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which includes the Avengers films, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Netflix series Daredevil), and it’s clearly good at creating a universe with interlocked films. It stands to reason they’ll be doing the same with Star Wars, starting right here.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25, 2016)
This is one that the entire DC Cinematic Universe will spin out of, including Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and the Suicide Squad (but oddly, no Batman films have been announced).
Another film in the DC Cinematic Universe, this one about a group of supervillains who unite to work for the U.S. government in trade for reduced sentences. The new film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne Viola Davis and Jared Leto—the latter playing a newly reborn version of the Joker that just might knock your socks off (see the trailer above).
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