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San Diego Comic-Con is upon us, which, for those of us who cannot attend, means one thing: an onslaught of trailers for upcoming stuff. This year’s convention has extended-universe shows like Tales of the Walking Dead, House of the Dragon, and The Lord of the Rings: The Power of the Ring! It’s got studios with cool stuff like Warner Bros. with Shazam! Fury of Gods and Marvel with, y’know, Marvel stuff! It’s got Keanu Reeves’s comic-book series BRZRKR, which Netflix is developing into a live-action film, and hopefully some update on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Keep watching this post for any trailer that comes through SDCC from July 21 to July 24.
Maybe someday John Wick will get to take a nice, relaxing vacation, but that day is not today. The new teaser for John Wick 4 is pretty much what you’d expect from the action-packed franchise about the former hitman: There’s guns, knives, nunchucks, shattering glass, and Keanu Reeves punching a pole over and over again. “Have you given any thought to where this ends?” someone asks Reeves. Of course, we already know the answer… John Wick 5.
The Walking Dead spinoff is coming to AMC and AMC+ August 14. Much like American Horror Stories, Tales of the Walking Dead anthologizes the world we already know and love(?) from 11 seasons of TWD and 7 of Fear the Walking Dead. This full trailer that premiered at Comic-Con Friday afternoon features Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Olivia Munn, Anthony Edwards, and Jillian Bell.
I am Groot, I Am Groot. Groot. Five original shorts Groot I am Groot. I am Groot a Twilight Zone parody. I am Groot I am Groot Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper reprising their voice roles. I Am Groot Groots August 10 on Disney+. I am Groot.
Stephen Colbert helmed the LOTR panel after doing a live post–January 6 hearing episode of The Late Show. Only Tolkien could make Colbert mess up his sleep schedule so. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is based on an appendix to the story we all know and love, explaining the circumstances surrounding the forging of the titular rings as well as how the half-elf, half-human city-state of Númenor fell into discord and eventually slipped into the ocean. Basically, it’s “Capitol riots, but make it Orcish.”
In what is already the Stranger Things kids’ favorite movie of 2023, D&D Live! stars Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, and Michelle Rodriguez as a cool band of miscreant heroes who need to save the world (after they screwed it up). There’s high fantasy, high comedy, and high jinks in this trailer. Plus Chris Pine plays the lute for a moment, if that’s your thing.
Five years after its series finale, MTV’s Teen Wolf is back with the first teaser trailer for Teen Wolf: The Movie. Premiering on Paramount+, the movie reunites much of the main cast (a character even comes back from the dead at the end of the clip) with the exception of breakout star Dylan O’Brien and Arden Cho.
If you love quoting, “I’m gonna steal the Declaration of Independence,” Disney+ has the perfect teaser for you. In a trailer that reminds us to start overanalyzing how one-dollar bills look again, National Treasure: Edge of History introduces Lisette Olivera as the new star of the series, replacing Nicolas Cage as an adventurer looking to reclaim their family’s treasure. She’s joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays a badass billionaire and treasure hunter named Billie, and Justin Bartha, who reprises his role as computer nerd/expert Riley Poole.
Hey, what’s going on? He-Man and friends reunite to fight against Skeletor’s return as they also to try to save Krass from completely turning over to the dark side.
Do you like cute things? Do you like adorable superheroes? Do you like insanely stacked casts including Alfre Woodard, Sasheer Zamata, Laurence Fishburne, and Craig Robinson? Then you should probably check out this clip for Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur. It’s set before Moon Girl is officially Moon Girl, and prominently features the Devil Dinosaur. Even if you don’t want to watch it, you can still recommend it to your niece.
In very different superhero news, the upcoming video game Gotham Knights just unveiled its character trailer for Batgirl, one of the main characters of the game. Gotham Knights is set in a Gotham just after Batman’s death, meaning Batgirl and her cohort (think Robin, Nightwing, and Red Good) have a hefty increase in butt-kicking responsibilities.