The summer months are coming to a close, as are the run of the summer blockbusters. As such, plenty of new and exciting trailers have been arriving regularly, to help drum up excitement for movies that will be released in the fall and winter of 2019. Trailers usually arrive during the post-production process and show the type of work that will arrive in theaters and streaming. This week was a big one for trailers, so check out the newest movies to begin their marketing campaign below.
Bombshell is an upcoming drama/historical movie that is set in the not-too-distant past. Directed by Jay Roach, the upcoming movie will center around female Fox News employees who eventually made accusations against studio founder Roger Ailes. This first teaser didn't reveal much actual footage of the movie, but instantly the internet due to its excellent editing and all-star cast. Charlize Theron is starring as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman is Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie will portray Kayla Pospisil. The cast is rounded out by John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, and Connie Britton. Bombshell will hit theaters December 20th, going up against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Rambo V: Last Blood
Nostalgia continues to dominate movie and TV production, with plenty of iconic properties being brought back and modernized with the original cast. Rambo V: Last Blood will do just that, as Sylvester Stallone once again plays his badass Vietnam veteran. The new Last Blood trailer revealed more of the film's plot, and the rescue mission that Rambo is attempting. The highly anticipated sequel will arrive in theaters September 20th.
Kristen Stewart's Underwater filmed back in 2017, so the aquatic adventure has had a fairly long gestation period. The movie stars a shaved headed Stewart as Norah Price, one of a team of underwater researches operating at a base at the bottom of the ocean. But something goes wrong during their experiments, and the team accidentally awakens a mysterious deep sea creature that will be attacking them throughout William Eubank's upcoming movie. Underwater had a big budget, so the pressure is on to deliver. In addition to Kristen Stewart, the cast is also made up of Iron Fist favorite Jessica Henwick, Deadpool's controversial actor T.J. Miller, and 10 Cloverfield Lane/ The Newsroom's John Gallagher Jr. The movie will hit theaters January 10, 2020.
Motherless Brooklyn is another movie that has been a long time coming. The crime drama comes from the mind of Edward Norton who is directing, producing, and starring in the upcoming period piece. Motherless Brooklyn focuses on Norton's character Lionel Essrog, a private investigator with Tourette Syndrome who must try to solve the murder of his mentor (Bruce Willis). The cast is also made up of Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Leslie Mann. The movie had some controversy when a fire broke out beneath the set, ultimately taking the life of an FDNY firefighter. Motherless Brooklyn will hit theaters on November 1st, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival.
Jexi is an upcoming comedy from the mind of Bad Moms duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The movie stars Pitch Perfect standout Adam DeVine, as a man who is dependent on the use of his phone. But when he makes an update, he acquires an operating system (voice by Rose Byrne) that goes rogue and regularly embarrasses him. It's a subject matter that moviegoers should be familiar with, and there's a strong supporting cast involved. This includes Ant-Man standout Michael Pena, Storm actress Alexandra Shipp, and This Is Us' Justin Hartley. Jexi will arrive in theaters on an unknown date this October.
Antlers is an upcoming supernatural horror movie by Black Mass director Scott Cooper, and produced by the legendary Guillermo del Toro. Set in a small town in Oregon, the movie focuses on a young boy named Lucas Weaver (Jeremy T. Thomas) who is harboring an unknown dark and bloody secret. Starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, the movie looks like it'll be a mixture of psychological drama and supernatural scares. A terrifying creature is briefly shown at the tail end of this first trailer, and it should be interesting to see how the mysterious plot goes down. The movie doesn't currently have a release date, but is expected to arrive early in 2020.
Over the past few years, Amazon has shown its penchant for producing its own movies, with daring content and great casts. The latest of these ventures is The Report, directed, written, and produced by Scott Z. Burns. The Report is an upcoming historical drama focusing on the investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Set in the wake of 9/11, the movie will be available exclusively on Amazon, after a brief theatrical run.. The cast includes Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, and Corey Stoll. The Report will hit theaters on November 15th, before being made available to stream on November 29th.
There are clearly some very exciting film projects coming down the pipeline, which should make cinephiles very happy. This summer's movie schedule failed to truly impress moviegoers, and there were quite a few massive flops (I'm looking at you, Dark Phoenix). Given how summers typically contain plenty of moneymaking blockbusters, this year might have been a serious disappointment. Luckily, the time has come to look forward, and see the movies that will be made available over the next few months. Quite a few trailers arrived this week, which should be energizing for fans.
Not all of the movies featured on this list are major blockbusters, and it should be interesting to see how they perform in theaters. Independent flicks have been having a somewhat hard time at the box office as of late, while big releases like MCU installments continue to rake in the money and break box office records. Bombshell got a ton of attention for its first teaser, and will no doubt be an Awards hopeful this coming season. But it's also opening on the same date as J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a story decades in the making.
We'll just have to see how each individual movie does, and which trailers arrive next week. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.