That includes teasers for an upcoming MCU movie and a star-studded Netflix blockbuster…
Welcome to JOE’s weekly trailer column.
As always, we’ve compiled the best teasers released across the world of film and TV over the past seven days for your perusal.
You can check them out below.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1
Music video via Paramount Pictures
While a Tom Cruise sequel is currently in theaters and receiving rave reviews from fans and critics, a trailer was released this week for another.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh installment in the popular hit spy franchise and while plot details are being kept under wraps, it will no doubt find IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) in quite a difficult task.
While little information on the sequel’s plot, the above teaser features a few returning faces for the franchise – including actor Henry Czerny, who was last seen in the first M movie: I in 1996.
It also offers viewers a glimpse of what is sure to be jaw-dropping action sets when the film hits cinemas in July 2023.
The gray man
Clip via Netflix
Another globetrotting action thriller, The Gray Man’s story centers on a skilled CIA mercenary (Ryan Gosling) who accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets.
As such, he finds himself a target and is hunted around the world by a psychopathic former colleague (Chris Evans) and international assassins.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) and starring Ana de Armas (No Time to Die) and Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), The Gray Man will land on Netflix on July 22.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Extract via Marvel Entertainment
Marvel also released a new trailer this week for Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth in the Thor film series.
The sequel will see Chris Hemsworth’s main character team up with his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman, whose character now has superpowers of her own) to stop Gorr the Butcher God (Christian Bale), a killer seeking to eliminate all the gods.
Looking like it’ll boast more of the eccentricity and humor that made Thor: Ragnarok such a standout MCU entry, Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8th.
Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland
This survival thriller stars Idris Elba as a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, while traveling with his two teenage daughters.
However, while visiting a game reserve run by an old family friend and fellow wildlife biologist (Sharlto Copley of District 9), they find themselves being stalked by a ferocious man-hunting lion.
According to the trailer, it should be an incredibly tense watch when it hits Irish cinemas on August 26th.
Excerpt via Star Wars
Moving on to TV, this week we received a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars show that will be released after the recent premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Andor will serve as a prequel to the 2016 Rogue One film focusing on the character of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) during the five years leading up to the events of the film.
Starring Fiona Shaw and Stellan Skarsgård and comprising 12 episodes, its first two will premiere on Disney+ on August 31.
Speaking of Disney+, we also received a trailer this week for Willow, its new series based on and serving as a sequel to the 80s movie of the same name.
The man against the bee
Clip via Netflix
Finally, we have Man vs. Bee, a nine-episode Netflix series starring Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame as a man tormented by a bee.
Curious to see how such a premise will hold up over nine episodes? You can find out on June 24.