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Another week has gone by, one filled with commutes and working. But with each seven days comes the opportunity for exciting entertainment news, including the release of trailers. Marketing is a major aspect of the film business, and one that's essential to the success of each new release. After all, the right marketing and trailers can encourage moviegoers from heading to theaters, or dissuade them. You might have missed some of these new clips, but fear not. CinemaBlend is here to make it easier for you.
This week there were a mixture of trailers released, including first looks and sophomore trailers. What's more, Netflix continues its dizzying pace of releasing movie content, with every week bringing the trailer for yet another upcoming streaming release. Here's all the big trailers for this week.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
After years of patiently waiting, it's nearly upon us. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the most hotly anticipated movie left in 2019, with the franchise returning to its Holiday Season release slot. Episode IX will not only wrap up the current sequel trilogy, but the nine-film Skywalker Saga that George Lucas began with A New Hope. This full trailer included tons of new footage, and even a few moments that could make the longtime fans shed a tear. The music of the franchise was used masterfully, as was the footage of the late Carrie Fisher. But in typical Star Wars fashion, the plot of the movie remains shrouded in mystery, as well as big questions like Palpatine's role. Luckily, answers are almost upon us. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th, just in time for the holidays.
This movie is a long time in the running, and stars one of the lesser known comic book characters. Guardians of the Galaxy actor Vin Diesel takes on his second comic book character, as the title character in David S. F. Wilson's Bloodshot. Based off the Valiant Comics character of the same name, the upcoming blockbuster is coming to us from Sony. The movie follows Diesel's character Ray Garrison, a marine who is mysteriously revived after being murdered alongside his wife. The first trailer didn't show the Fast and Furious actor in full Bloodshot costuming/makeup, likely since the upcoming movie will serve as an origin story. This footage teased a journey through the protagonist's psyche, as he attempts to figure out the truth about his past and his superhuman abilities. Bloodshot will hit theaters February 21, 2020.
I See You
Shifting to a smaller budget movie, we see the trailer debut of Adam Randall's I See You, starring none other than the great Helen Hunt. The upcoming horror movie comes to us from Saban Films, and focuses on a sleepy town that quickly becomes the setting of a scandal. A young boy goes missing, and an investigator and his wife quickly become swept up in the situation. The upcoming thriller continued Hunt's return to the world of movies and TV, following a brief hiatus a few years ago. But she's giving her all in I See You, and the early reviews that accompany the above trailer are glowing. Joining Helen Hunt in the project are Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis, and Owen Teague. The movie will hit theaters on December 6th.
Netflix's Let It Snow
On a lighter now, Let It Snow is an upcoming comedy that will be available to stream on Netflix shortly. Based off the novel of the same name, the seasonal rom-com focuses on three groups of teenagers during a massive snow storm. During the weather they'll iron out their various romantic and personal issues, and likely have plety of comedic moments as well. There's a talented young cast attached to the movie directed by Emily Wells. This first trailer feature familiar faces like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Kiernan Shipka, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse's Shameik Moore, Spider-Man's Jacob Batalon, Dora and the Lost City of Gold's Isabela Moner, and Santa Clarita Diet's Liv Hewson. You can stream Let It Snow starting November 8th on Netflix-- just in time for the holidays.
While one teaser had previously been released, the first full trailer for Antlers also arrived this week. Directed by Black Mass filmmaker Scott Cooper, the upcoming supernatural horror film looks like a truly wicked ride in theaters. The movie stars a dynamic duo of actors with Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, who play siblings in a small town in Oregon. Plemons' Paul Weadows is a local sheriff, who becomes involved in the insidious secret workings of their little town thanks to a strange young boy named Lucas. He's hiding some dark secret, and it's clear that the movie will come from realistic to supernatural throughout the course of its runtime. The plot is left purposefully vague in the trailer, and the story could seemingly go anywhere. Antlers hits theaters April 27th, 2020.
Clearly there are plenty of exciting movies arriving, both on streaming and in theaters. The various studios will battle for box offie supremacy, with movies scheduled to arrive well into 2022. But there will also be some movies coming sooner rather than later, including the long awaited release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But there are certain movies competing against that behemoth including I See You.
Be sure to check back next week for another roundup of trailers. And check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.