Last week in trailers: Solo, Venom, Deadpool & more

Need a gift for your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Why not show them one of these week-old trailers? They’ll say: “Why did you show me this week-old trailer?” and you’ll say: “Some stranger who’s never celebrated Valentine’s Day told me to.” And you’ll both laugh and love will be real. You’re welcome.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready to feel underwhelmed? Solo: A Star Wars Story, which went through quite a rough production, finally has a first look and it’s okay.

The first teaser already has visible signs of tonal discord — it doesn’t quite seem to know how seriously it wants to take itself and how much it wants to joke around.

Solo is out in South Africa 25 May.


The teaser trailer for Marvel’s Venom is also slightly underwhelming — we all have demons and sometimes that sucks. Also, Tom Hardy is here.

People in the comments section have latched onto the moment at 1:16 for comedic purposes, so have yourself a gander if you’re looking for a meme that gets old quick.

Catch Venom in theatres 5 October.


In Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson and his family get trapped in a very tall building when some men set it on fire.

If you’re afraid of heights, stay clear of this trailer: it may be only two minutes long, but it features a good thirty seconds of stomach-dropping, goosebump-inducing heights.

Skyscraper opens 13 July 2018.

Deadpool 2

In this Deadpool 2 teaser (the film has yet to be officially titled for some unknown reason), Wade Wilson again breaks the fourth wall, jolting the audience from Josh Brolin’s muscles to a makeshift puppet show. Thanks, bro.

As a side note: are Josh Brolin and John Cena the same person? I personally haven’t seen them in a room together and was entirely convinced the wrestler-turned-actor was making his Marvel breakthrough.

I’ll be pretending it’s Cena come 18 May 2018. What you do is up to you.

Jessica Jones

Need some more Marvel? The studio’s best TV show, Jessica Jones, is nearly back for a second season. And now that Kilgrave is gone, it’s time for Jessica to confront her past.

This trailer also features sidekick Trish (who could possibly take on her role as Hellcat), an ominous clap that alludes to Kilgrave, and some lady kisses. It’s only been three years, Netflix.

Jessica Jones season two starts streaming 8 March.

The Cloverfield Paradox

You’ve probably already seen Netflix’s The Cloverfield Paradox thanks to the surprise drop straight after the Super Bowl, but in case you haven’t, here’s the trailer.

The JJ Abrams-produced film follows a group of astronauts working to solve Earth’s energy crisis when their experiments go awry.

It’s currently available for streaming worldwide.

Life of the Party

In Life of the Party, Melissa McCarthy is a newly-divorced mother who decides to head back to university — and rudely chooses the same one her daughter is currently attending.

As someone in the comments section pointed out: it’s basically a genderswapped live action of An Extremely Goofy Movie. Is it what the cultural zeitgeist needs? Or is it what we deserve?

Find out on 15 June.

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer’s latest comedy I Feel Pretty tells of a non-conventionally attractive woman (played by Schumer) who hits her head and suddenly gains oodles of confidence.

The film also stars Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper, and Naomi Campbell. You can catch it in theatres from 29 June.

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

In the Tyler Perry-directed film Acrimony, Taraji P Henson plays a faithful wife who loses her cool when she discovers she’s been betrayed.

As a nice touch, the trailer defines the term “acrimony” for those of us too lazy to ask Google or pick up a dictionary. Shot.

Acrimony is out on 30 March.

The Grinch

This Winter Olympics-themed The Grinch teaser shows the notorious grouch dreaming of becoming a world-class figure skater.

The animation, starring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch, will follow the famous Grinch story involving a Whoville Christmas and a green man’s scheme.

The Grinch premieres 7 December.

Everything Sucks!

Only 90s kids will understand how Netflix is using Everything Sucks! to bank on 90s nostalgia.

In the 10-episode series, kids struggle through long dial-up times, high school crushes, and an unrealistic amount of topical pop culture references. Cute!

Everything Sucks! will be available for streaming come 16 February.



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