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Another work week has come and gone, with countless people around the world eager anticipating the weekend. Every calendar week brings its own set of exciting movie and TV updates, with the folks here at CinemaBlend doing our best to keep you up to date about entertainment news you care about. This includes trailers, which help built excitement and anticipation ahead of each new release. And with movies arriving both in theaters and streaming services like Netflix, it's easy to fall behind on all the new trailers that have arrived.
Jungle Cruise is one of Disney's most highly anticipated movies. Based off the beloved Disney attraction of the same name, the upcoming comedy action adventure looks like a wild ride. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Disney fans have been eager for any information regarding the blockbuster, including updates from the set. Jungle Cruise stars Emily Blunt as a scientist who enlists the help of riverboat captain Frank (Dwayne Johnson). The trailer teased plenty of laughs and thrilling adventure sequences, as well as the strong supporting cast that includes the likes of Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. Jack Whitehall will play the brother of Emily Blunt's character, in a role that was the subject of some controversy as the character will be openly gay. Jungle Cruise hits theaters on July 24, 2020.
Jungle Cruise isn't the only Disney release on this list. This week welcomed the full trailer for Onward, an upcoming animated blockbuster from Pixar. Helmed by Monsters University director Dan Scanlon is returning to the genre, once again focusing on animated monsters. This time the story is set in a world full of mystical creatures, which is slowly losing its magic due to the residents using things like cell phones and cars. The movie will follow two brothers (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland), as they try to spend one more day with their dead father. The trailer is twisted and fun, with the duo of Marvel actors bringing their signature comedic chops to their respective roles. Also joining Pratt and Holland are Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. Onward hits theaters March 6, 2020.
While still dealing with the dark arts, The Turning is a noticeably scarier tale. The upcoming supernatural horror movie is directed by Floria Sigismondi, who has previously worked on The Runaways and a few episodes of The Handmaids Tale, aside from directing various music videos. The trailer follows a nanny Kate (Mackenzie Davis), who moves into a creepy old house to care for two orphans. But things clearly take a dark turn, as it seems that something insidious is in the house. Additionally, the two kids appear to be aware of a dark secret. One of those kids is Stranger Things standout Finn Wolfard, who has clearly been working hard since debuting as Mike. The trailer teases an unsettling moviegoing experience, hopefully joining the ranks of other acclaimed horror flicks. The Turning will hit theaters January 24, 2020.
Charlie's Angels Trailer 2
Not all of the trailers that arrived this week were the first glimpse at their respective movies. The newest adaptation of Charlie's Angels also got a new trailer, further teasing the upcoming action movie's plot. Directed by Elizabeth Banks (which also stars as one of the Bosleys), the upcoming movie has been steadily building anticipation since the casting was announced. The first trailer really resonated with audiences, and this follow-up teased even more action and witty dialogue. This new trailer also prominently featured Patrick Stewart, playing another one of the Bosleys who support the Angels. Charlie's Angels will hit theaters on November 15, 2019, bringing a new trio of Angels to theaters with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
Streaming giant Netflix but out quite a few trailers this week, spanning a variety of genres. So buckle up, and prepare to do some binge watching in the coming months. The first of these trailers is Klaus, which will arrive in time for this Holiday Season. The upcoming animated comedy from the mind of Spanish animator and filmmaker Sergio Pablos. It follows a postman Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) who travels to the North, and eventually meets the a toymaker named Mr. Klaus (aka Santa Clause). The hulking Christmas icon is voiced by J.K. Simmons, who joins forces with Jesper. Jesper promises to deliver the toys Klaus makes, but they're met with resistance from locals. Klaus also features the voices of Rashida Jones, Joan Cusack, Will Sasso, and Norm Macdonald.
Netflix's Earthquake Bird
On a darker note, Netflix's Earthquake Bird is a decidedly more adult movie heading to the streaming service. The upcoming psychological mystery drama is helmed by Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland and based off the novel of the same name. The move is set in 1989 Tokyo and follows a young girl named Lucy Fly, who becomes a murder suspect following her friend's disappearance. Earthquake Bird appears to be a love triangle of sorts, as Lucy's friend and boyfriend (Riley Keough and Naoki Kobayashi) who compete for her affections. The movie stars Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander, in what looks like a dark movie full of twists and turns. Earthquake Bird will be available to stream shortly on November 1st.
Rattlesnake is another upcoming movie coming to Netflix, with a horror element attached. Directed and written by filmmaker Zak Hilditch, the movie follows a mother who takes her young daughter on car trip, stopping when she gets a flat tire. But a rattlesnake bites her daughter during this time, and in a panic she finds a creep lady in the desert, claiming to have experience treating these bites. Her daughter makes it out alive miraculously, but there is apparently a cost to her life being spared. Namely, mom has to go kill someone. Its a genre bending trailer, starring Alien: Covenant and Purge: Anarchy actress Carmen Ejogo as Katrina. Rattlesnake is arriving just in time for Halloween, streaming on Netflix October 25th.
Clearly there are plenty of exciting movies arriving shortly. And regardless of whether they're heading to theaters or streaming services like Netflix, these trailers are hoping to drum up excitement and anticipation for each respective releases. And with Halloween just weeks away, some of these projects are specifically aimed at the spooky-minded consumer. For now, be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.