5 Must-See TV and Movie Trailers: ‘Justice League’ and More

Trailers are as much a part of the movie-going experience nowadays as the films themselves. There’s something incomparably exciting about seeing what amounts to a two-minute sizzle reel of a release’s best scenes. It’s why trailer culture has proliferated into what it is today, and makes it so even the release date of a short teaser is a day to look forward to. In the spirit of this, our team gathers together the best the internet has to offer, delivering all the TV and movie trailers and teasers you can possibly handle in one place every week.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

If we’re being completely honest, recent offerings from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise have been difficult to watch. The studio never managed to replicate what made the original film in the saga so fun and exciting. The result has been three subpar sequels that never measured up.

By the time Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters next year, it’ll have been six long years since the last movie, only this time around, we have some new faces on board. Javier Bardem joins the cast, and if his brief appearance in the debut trailer is any indication, he’s going to be giving us his usual brand of entertaining insanity. Here’s hoping that Disney can either revive this franchise with an exciting new story, or put it to bed once and for all with a satisfying final chapter.

2. Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a series that’s entirely unique in the modern television landscape. No other show tackles the complex issues posed by society’s fixation on technology better than Charlie Brooker’s groundbreaking anthology stories, and soon, we’ll be getting a brand new season on Netflix.

We also have the first full-length trailer in hand now. The initial run of footage teases at the next collection of Twilight Zone-esque tales, each more compellingly eery than the last. We won’t have to wait long until Season 3 arrives either, with Black Mirror hitting the streaming service in full on October 21.

3. Justice League

DC’s superhero movie-verse got off to a rough start in 2016, falling short of critical expectations with both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. That doesn’t mean that we’ve given up entirely on them though. 2017 will see the release of Wonder Woman early in the year, followed soon after by Justice League. 

As filming for the latter wraps up in the U.K., director Zack Snyder has delivered a sizzle reel giving us an inside look at what’s to come for DC’s tentpole superhero team. In it, we get a peek at what went into the large scale special effects, as well as our first real look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in action. Justice League promises to be a franchise-defining film for DC and Warner, and based on what we’ve seen so far, we have quite a bit to look forward to once it hits theaters next year.

4. The Flash and Arrow

Speaking of DC, The CW has officially kicked things off for their own corner of the extended universe. Both The Flash and Arrow saw their respective season premieres head in opposite directions quality-wise. In an odd reversal, the latter beat out the former in terms of overall quality, with Arrow appearing to finally be getting back to the level it sat at in its debut season. Teasing at what’s to come, the network unveiled a pair of trailers outlining the road ahead for both series. Whether The Flash can manage to recapture its Season 1 magic remains to be seen, but at the very least, Arrow is well on the way to returning to its former glory.

5. War for the Planet of the Apes

This one comes to us straight from New York Comic Con. War for the Planet of the Apes is the next chapter in the surprisingly awesome reboot series, once again starring motion capture master, Andy Serkis as Caesar. The debut teaser doesn’t actually give us much, but we do have a bunch of information from people who watched the seven minutes of footage at the Comic Con themselves. From io9:

War for the Planet of the Apes takes place two years after the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The humans and apes have been at war in that time, with heavy, heavy casualties on both sides. On the human side, the leader is a brutal military man called the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). Humanity is making its last stand, but the apes are being lead by Caesar (Serkis), who is fighting a war he never wanted. Caesar, however, is still wracked with guilt over killing Koba in the last movie.

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