From Cobra Kai to Matrix Resurrections, here are this week’s biggest trailers
More than a week into the beginning of December and the holiday season continues to be cheerful and bright, with many new movies, TV shows and video games expected to roll out in the weeks and months to come so 2021 draws to a close and 2022 looms on the horizon. From the season premieres to the big blockbusters arriving just in time to end the year on a high note, there have been plenty of trailers to keep audiences warm and toasty in the final weeks of the year at the approach of winter.
Here are all of the biggest trailers, teasers, and promotions released in the second week of December 2021, including new original programming slated for the first time on Disney +, Netflix, Peacock, Hulu, HBO Max, and Paramount +. The trailers launched at the Game Awards 2021 received their own compilation, available to read here.
The latest project from acclaimed animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda hits the big screen in the United States next month with Beautiful. Originally titled in his native Japan as The dragon and the freckled princess, the limited theatrical broadcast for North America has unveiled its official English-language cast while bringing its own twist to the The beauty and the Beast Fairy tale.
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, Belle will receive a limited theatrical release in North America on January 14.
Boba Fett’s book
After his death-defying return to the Star Wars universe the The Mandalorian, iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett is back in force in his own Disney + series, Boba Fett’s book. The latest trailer for the upcoming series picks up where the Mandalorian The Season 2 finale came to a halt, with the Armored Mercenary and his equally deadly associate, Fennec Shand, seeking to make a name for themselves across the Outer Rim.
Boba Fett’s book premieres December 29 on Disney +.
The fate of the San Fernando Valley martial arts scene hangs in the balance as old rivalries are rekindled and new alliances are forged in Cobra Kai Season 4. The final trailer for the upcoming season shows Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence struggling to work together and train their combined students for the local martial arts tournament as villainous Terry Silver resurfaces to reunite. his old friend John Kreese.
Created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, Cobra Kai Season 4 premieres December 31 on Netflix.
Demon slayerThe acclaimed manga script from “Entertainment District” is being adapted for the second season of the hit animated series, with Tanjiro and his friends helping the Sound Hashira in the neon-lit neighborhood of a big city in a new mission. With demons linked to a series of disappearances, Monster Hunters will have their hands full as the new story arc begins to gain momentum.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba releases new episodes on Sunday and is available to stream through Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Dragons: The Nine Kingdoms
The popular How to train your dragon The franchise takes the leap from its viking fantasy period to the present day with the upcoming animated television series Dragons: The Nine Kingdoms. Following a group of teenagers at a research facility near a massive fissure in the depths of the Earth, the reemergence of the chasm dragons plunges the group of friends into a high-flying adventure of myth and of magic.
Developed for television by John Tellegen, Dragons: The Nine Realms premieres December 23 on Hulu and Peacock.
After years of hellish development, both as a feature film and a television series, the iconic video game franchise Halo is finally set to arrive at Paramount + next year with a big budget live-action TV adaptation. As humanity is pushed to the brink of a devastating war against the Alien Alliance, Master Chief surfaces preparing to end the fight and lead his fellow Marines against overwhelming opposition.
Developed for television by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane, Halo will air in early 2022 on Paramount +.
The latest special reunion coming up on HBO Max brings together the Harry potter the cast and crew of the film series to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the launch of the incredibly successful film series. The latest trailer for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reveals the main cast come together to explore familiar settings while teasing never-before-seen footage shown to commemorate the milestone event.
Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premieres January 1 on HBO Max.
With Hawk Eye Quickly approaching the series finale, a promo for the penultimate episode of the miniseries made Clint Barton and Kate Bishop realize that they’ll have to pull out all the stops if they hope to outlive the number. growing enemies that target them. And with a new threat targeting Clint and the Tracksuit Mafia still on the run, both archers are going to need plenty of arrows to stay alive.
Created by Jonathan Igla, Hawkeye releases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney +.
After a line of popular Saturday Night Live sketches and a feature film adaptation in 2010, Will Forte resumes his Mac Gyver parody the character MacGruber in an eponymous television series coming to Peacock this month. Even on TV, the upcoming comedy series isn’t doing well, with characters still hilariously crass and hilarious as MacGruber gets out of jail just in time to save the day.
Directed by Jorma Taccone, MacGruber premieres December 16 on Peacock.
After eighteen years since 2003 Matrix revolutions, the cinema audience is on the verge of re-entering the surreal digital world that Wachowskis created more than twenty years ago with Matrix resurrections. In the film’s final trailer, Neo and Trinity reconnect as they struggle to remember their past lives together as the specter of Agent Smith looms a new war between humanity and the machines.
Directed, produced and co-written by Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and arrives on HBO Max on December 22.
Popular filmmaker Guy Ritchie reunites with longtime partner Jason Statham for new freewheeling caper Operation Fortune: Rise of War to kick off the new year. Starring Statham as international spy Orson Fortune, the film has him recruit an American movie star played by Josh Hartnett into his team of elite agents to end a deadly weapons deal.
Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, Operation Fortune: Ruse of War hits theaters January 21.
Like Riverdale Season 6 continues, with the “Rivervale” five-part storyline ending as Jughead Jones confronts his visions of an alternate version of his hometown universe. The return of Cheryl Blossom’s long-deceased brother Jason is even more troubling for Jughead, with Jughead seeing a dead look-alike of himself as he fears a paradox between the parallel universes is forming.
Developed for television by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Season 6 of Riverdale airs Tuesdays on The CW, with new episodes available to stream the next day on The CW App.
Sonic the hedgehog 2
Following the runaway success of last year’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sega’s iconic video game character returns to theaters for an all-new sequel in April with Sonic the hedgehog 2. Picking up after the previous film, the mad Doctor Robotnik teams up with Knuckles the Echidna to reassemble the Chaos Emeralds, with Sonic and Tails reuniting to stop the evil duo from unleashing destruction.
Directed by Jeff Fowler, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits theaters April 8.
Spider-Man: No Path Home
With Spider-Man: No Path HomeComing to theaters around the corner, pretty much every day a new promo or TV spot heralds the next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The latest promo has Spider-Man bruised and bloodied as he finds himself overwhelmed by familiar supervillains from other worlds, outnumbering the MCU’s webslinger in an epic battle to be remembered.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17th.
Star Wars: Hunters
Online gamers are about to step into this galaxy far, far away with the upcoming battle arena game Star Wars: Hunters. A new gameplay trailer showcasing many classic planets and locations from the Star Wars universe as players compete in frenetic gameplay in four-on-four battles, with each playable character having their own unique combat abilities.
Developed by Zynga and NaturalMotion and published by Zynga, Star Wars: Hunters will be released in 2022 for Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices.
Superman and Lois
The Man of Steel feels the pressure in the latest trailer for Superman and Lois Season 2, from his relationship with the US military to the strain with his domestic life. As Superman faces questions about his loyalty to the United States, Lois Lane admits that her dynamic with husband Clark Kent has been missing for months, with their children noticing that everything has gone wrong at home.
Developed for television by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing, season 2 of Superman & Lois will air January 11 on The CW.
The classic slasher movie of 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets a new rebirth movie on Netflix in February, simply titled Chainsaw Massacre. Like the 2018 Halloween renewal and its sequel Halloween kills, the upcoming horror film ignores all events except the original 1974 film as Leatherface threatens a new generation of casualties for what is guaranteed to be a bloody showdown.
Directed by David Blue Garcia, Texas Chainsaw Massacre premieres February 18 on Netflix.
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