10 Most Intriguing New Movie Trailers Out Right Now
Check out the previews for the upcoming movies that fans are particularly excited to see.
What do slaves, gunslingers, mutants and wizards have in common? They are all protagonists in movies coming out this year.
There have been a string of intriguing trailers released lately, promoting films that are sure to attract thousands of fans waiting for these highly anticipated movies. From The Girl on the Train to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Hollywood Reporter chose its favorite 10 trailers out right now.
Here's the list in alphabetical order:
Birth of a Nation
Nate Parker's film about Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion already looks incredible in the first trailer for the Oct. 7 movie. At first, Turner follows the instructions of his owner (played by Armie Hammer) to preach subservience, but as more and more atrocities happen he is inspired to lead an uprising in Southampton County, Va. The audience is given a glimpse of the impassioned battle in the last few moments of the trailer.
Benedict Cumberbatch takes on an American accent for his role as Doctor Strange, a surgeon who suffers an accident and is then taught that his life is just one of many realities. The first teaser trailer introduces us to the doubting doctor, who becomes a believer by the end of the trailer, after Tilda Swinton's the Ancient One knocks his soul out of his body. Swinton's casting has led to accusations of "whitewashing" the Tibetan character to appease China, which Marvel has denied. Swinton also, intriguingly, has said that she "wasn't asked to play an Asian character."
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Magic and muggles will return to the big screen when this Harry Potter prequel premieres in November. Eddie Redmayne plays the charmingly eccentric Newt Scamander, who travels to New York with a curious suitcase that presents as "muggle-worthy" during a customs check. Shenanigans ensue with a glimpse at the beasts Scamander is such a fan of, as well as the scintillating experience of exploring NYC.
The Girl on the Train
Rachel Watson's life is unraveling in the trailer for the much-anticipated book adaptation, starring Emily Blunt. Rachel gets entangled in a mystery surrounding a missing girl, who happens to be her ex-husband's nanny, and she tries to piece together what happened the night the woman disappeared. "I'm afraid of myself," she whispers at the end of the video, which is of suspense and drama.
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back in action: fighting, jumping through windows and driving over cars in the trailer for the latest Bourne installment. "I remember everything," says Bourne, before Julia Stiles' character tells him that doesn't mean he knows everything. Tommy Lee Jones' character tells him he is never going to find peace until he admits who he really is, as Bourne's fight scenes play across the screen.
It's a gunslinging battle for revenge in this trailer for the remake of the 1960s Western. Emma Cullen (played by Haley Bennett) asks Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) for help in seeking righteousness and revenge when her town is taken over by bandits. Sam recruits Chris Pratt's Josh Farraday for help, along with a few other men.
Me Before You
Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin take on this popular tearjerker book turned movie, and if the trailer is any indication, fans should bring tissues to the theater. Louisa Clark is hired to take care of Will Traynor, a deeply depressed quadriplegic man. Their relationship transforms into a romance throughout the storyline and Louisa desperately tries to help Will regain his adventurous spirit and desire to live.
Sorority sisters replace fraternity brothers as Mac and Kelly's new enemy neighbors in the sequel to the Universal hit film. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's characters are appalled when the girls of Kappa Kappa Nu, lead by Chloe Moretz's Shelby, move in next door. They are forced to call for reinforcements who can "relate to stupid young people." Enter Zac Efron's Teddy to save the day.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is front and center in the trailer for the next Star Wars spinoff, which is set before the original 1977 film. Jyn is confronted about her "aggressive" behavior and replies with, "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel." She is then assigned a mission and joins forces with fellow resistance fighters to seek out the plans for the original Death Star.
The final trailer for the upcoming X-Men film is full of thrilling scenes and secret revelations as Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) gets kidnapped by Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the X-Men are left to fend for themselves without their leader. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) gets everyone fired up, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) tells Xavier there is nothing good left in him and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) reveals he's Magneto's son.