Netflix And Movie Trailers Of The Week: Dolittle, Bombshell, And More

Nicole Kidman in Bombshell

Another calendar week has come and gone, with folks everywhere eager to begin their weekend festivities. The past seven days have also brought plenty of exciting movie trailers, which are attempting to drum up excitement for each new release. There's some big projects coming down the pipeline, both in theaters and streaming on services like Netflix. What's more, there's been a mixture of first trailers and supplemental ones for the flicks that are a little closer to theaters. Don't worry if you missed any of these clips, as CinemaBlend is compiling every week's trailers


Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. has officially retired from the role of Iron Man. Moviegoers are eager to see what projects the 54 year-old actor will get into now that Tony Stark is in the rear view, and the first new release is an adaptation of Dr. Dolittle. Amply titled Dolittle, the upcoming movie looks like it's going to be a mixture of family-friendly heart and cartoonish action-adventure. RDJ is playing the title character, who can speak to animals, and ends up on an adventure with a number of his furry and feathered friends. Directed by Stephen Gaghan, the movie has had some trouble on set. But there's some great talent attached, including the voice cast. Joining Downey is Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Tom Holland, John Cena, and Kumail Nanjiani. The movie will hit theaters shortly after the new year on January 17, 2020

Terminator: Dark Fate (Red Band)

This one is NSFW, which is probably what makes it so epic. The Terminator franchise will return to the world of R ratings with Dark Fate, while also reuniting the likes of Linda Hamilton, James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong. This new red band trailer highlights all the thing that only an R rating can achieve: F-bombs and tons of bloody violence. Gabriel Luna's new Terminator looks like he's going to be extremely deadly, as the new trailer showed him ripping through prison guards with ease. The new footage also shows off Sarah Connor's potty mouth, as she drops two "fucks" throughout the course of the short trailer. Fans of the franchise will be able to enjoy each F-bomb Terminator: Dark Fate has to offer when it hits theaters on November 1st.


While it previously got an epic and simple teaser, the first full trailer for Bombshell arrived this week. Directed by Jay Roach (Recount, Meet The Parents), the upcoming drama is an adaptation of the real-life story of Fox News, as allegations of sexual misconduct were made on founder Roger Ailes. The story is told through the women of the network, with Nicole Kidman playing Gretchen Carlson and Charlize Theron playing a picture perfect version of Megyn Kelly. The trailer teases a movie with a unique tone, filled with both tense dramatic and comedic beats, and told to the tune of Billie Eilish's song 'Bad Guy.' Margot Robbie will play newcomer Kayla Pospisil, with John Lithgow playing Roger Ailes. Also features in the cast are Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Allison Janney, and The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden. Bombshell will hit theaters on December 20th, competing with the behemoth release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

On a lighter note, Peter Rabbit is heading back in theaters for his sequel subtitled The Runaway. Voice by the always delightful James Corden, Will Gluck's original animated blockbuster had a great box office when it hit theaters last year. A sequel was quickly produced, and the first trailer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway hit theaters this week. After having some growing pains following the wedding of Thomas and Bea (Domnhall Gleeson and Rose Bryne respectively), the titular rabbit decides to leave home and make his way in the big city. The rest of the voice cast returns for the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki. Peter Rabbit 2 will arrive in theaters on April, 3rd, 2020.

Lady And The Tramp Trailer #2

Over the past few years, Disney has made a habit of live-action remakes, which put a new spin on their classic animated blockbusters. Following the release of The Lion King and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the next one of these remakes is Charlie Bean's Lady and The Tramp. But instead of arriving in theaters, the animated movie will be Disney+'s first exclusive movie. This second trailer provided more story, allowing Justin Theroux'sTramp to narrate the story and cue the audience into how the world is for a unleashed dog. The new trailer even includes the iconic spaghetti scene, which is especially adorable with the new canine stars. Tessa Thompson is voicing Lady, joined by Sam Elliot, Janelle Monae, and Benedict Wong. The live-action cast includes Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong, and Broad City's Arturo Castro. You can stream Lady and The Tramp beginning on November 12th on Disney+.

Netflix's Marriage Story

Now this one looks like a doozy, and far more emotional than the last trailer. Marriage Story is an upcoming drama coming to Netflix, after debuting at Film Festivals like TIFF. The movie stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, as couple Charlie and Nicole. The movie follows the end of their relationship, and the grueling divorce that threatens to tear their family apart. The trailer is sleek and well-directed with both actors given the chance to narrate. Directed by Noah Baumbach, there's already a ton of buzz around the performance by the leading actors. But there are also some notable supporting actors including Laura Dern as Nicole's therapist and Ray Liotta as Charlie's divorce lawyer. Marriage Story will become available to stream on Netflix December 6th, following a limited release in theaters.

Clearly there are a ton of exciting movies arriving over the next few months. And with projects like Marriage Story and Lady and The Tramp approaching, the power of streaming service in the film industry has never been more clear. We'll just have to wait and see if these movies can transcend the limitations of the streaming world, and possibly get some Oscar attention. Martin Scorsese's The Irishman might be the project to do that, although we'll have to see as Awards Season approaches. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.