In the final week of August, Netflix pulled out all the stops and released trailers for Castlevania and Lucifer. However, those trailers certainly weren't alone, as new footage debuted for such highly anticipated projects as Dexter and F9, among other things.
With those in mind, here are all the biggest trailers, teasers and promos released during the final week of April 2021.
Netflix has released a blood-soaked trailer for Castlevania's fourth and final season, with Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades scrambling to stop the unholy resurrection of Dracula while other dark forces marshal strength from the shadows. Alucard, meanwhile, is back in the fight and the kidnapped Hector continues to toll behind the Devil Forge, thus leaving the fate of humanity hanging precariously in the balance.
Castlevania stars Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, James Callis as Alucard, Theo James as Hector, Adetokumboh M'Cormack as Isaac, Jaime Murray as Carmilla, Jessica Brown Findlay as Lenore, Bill Nighy as St. Germain, Jason Isaacs as The Judge and Rila Fukushima as Sumi. Season 4 arrives on Netflix May 13.
Picking up from a recently released teaser showing a cozy fire burning in a wintry, woodland locale, Dexter has finally shown Michael C. Hall back as the fan-favorite serial killer. As Dexter Morgan quietly watches the snow fall outside from the comfort of a remote cabin, a muffled grunt is heard behind him as Dexter prepares to deal with his latest victim, hinting at more bloody good times to roll.
Created by Clyde Phillips, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Jack Alcott. Showtime's revival series will premiere sometime in 2021.
F9 has released not one, but two trailers this past week to herald the Fast & Furious franchise's return to theaters. The first has series star and producer Vin Diesel welcome audiences back to movie theaters after F9's one year delay due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while the second quickly recounts the franchise's cinematic history ahead of its return.
Directed by Justin Lin, F9 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron. The film arrives in theaters June 25.
Fear the Walking Dead
As Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 continues, the survivors venture deeper into a mysterious underground community that was established at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Leading the expedition is Alicia Clark, with the popular character discovering a garden fertilized by the walkers that makes her more suspicious of this strange, secluded society.
Fear the Walking Dead stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Colby Hollman, Zoe Colletti, Jenna Elfman and Rubén Blades. New episodes air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on AMC.
Pixar Animation Studios' next feature film, Luca, is set to release this June, and a new trailer reveals its overall premise. The amphibious sea creature Luca and his best friend Alberto venture into the human world under the guise of boys, exploring a coastal town along the Italian Riviera. Befriending a girl named Giulia, the boys learn the joys of the surface world on a sun-drenched holiday.
Directed by Enrico Casarosa, Luca stars Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli and Jim Gaffigan. The film premieres on Disney+ on Friday, June 18.
Lucifer is coming back to wrap its fifth season after premiering the first half of the season this past August. In the trailer, after Lucifer and Amenadiel have an awkward family dinner with God and Lucifer's archangel brother Michael, the Most High announces he is planning to retire from his divine duties over creation. Faced with the impending power vacuum, Lucifer and Michael prepare to go to war for the heavenly throne, with the City of Angels caught in the middle.
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Season 5B arrives on Netflix May 28.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
After having its theatrical release pushed back by over a full year, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is poised to continue the madcap adventures of Beatrix Potter's beloved bunny this June. A trailer shows the entire rabbit enjoying life back in their garden burrow while a restless Peter decides to venture into the outside world while questioning what he wants to do with his life during a furry existential crisis.
Directed by Will Gluck, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway stars James Corden, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Aimee Horne, Colin Moody, Elizabeth Debicki and David Oyelowo. The film arrives in theaters June 18.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet and Clank are making their big debut on the PlayStation 5 this June, with a gameplay trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Drift Apart revealing the video game duo unleashing their signature, explosive mayhem. The trailer reveals more about the game's new playable character Rivet, a fellow Lombax portrayed by prolific actor Jennifer Hale. As the heroes take on Doctor Nefarious, the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance in the dimension-hopping adventure.
Developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart arrives on PlayStation 5 June 11.
Summoners War: Lost Centuria
The popular mobile fantasy game Summoners War has launched its latest installment: Summoners War: Lost Centuria. Serving as the prequel to Summoners War: Sky Arena, Lost Centuria has players deploy their forces on the battlefield, combining wartime strategy and RPG action as they employ fantasy monsters and magical spells to restore the kingdom.
Developed by Com2uS, Summoners Wars: Lost Centuria is now available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Netflix's television adaptation of Jeff Lemire's acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth has released its first teaser trailer, showing the world descending into chaos after the birth of human-animal hybrids coincides with the arrival of a deadly virus. A young half-human/half-deer boy named Gus finds the world is dangerous for his kind as he navigates violent gangs and rogue militaries that have arisen from the chaos.
Directed and co-written by Jim Mickle, Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte and James Brolin. The series arrives on Netflix June 4.
The Tomorrow War
After several tours guarding the galaxy, Chris Pratt is defending Earth from cosmic threats in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video original movie The Tomorrow War. Humanity is confronted with time-travelers decades from the future that reveal the planet will come under attack from an overwhelming extraterrestrial force. In order to save the world, soldiers and volunteers from the present must travel to the future to aid in the ongoing war effort.
Directed by Chris McKay, The Tomorrow War stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The film arrives on Amazon Prime Video July 2.
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
The epic fantasy story Trollhunters, which began across three seasons of animated series, comes to an end this July in the feature film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans. Bringing together the main cast of characters from all three seasons, Arcadia Oaks faces an epic threat that will determine the fate of all magic as worlds converge and the final battle lines between good and evil are drawn.
Directed by Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz Velasco and Andrew L. Schmidt, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans features the voices of Emile Hirsch, Lexi Medrano, Charlie Saxton, Kelsey Grammer, Alfred Molina, Steven Yeun, Nick Frost, Colin O’Donoghue, Diego Luna, Tatiana Maslany, Cole Sand, Nick Offerman, Fred Tatasciore, Brian Blessed, Kay Bess, Piotr Michael, James Hong, Tom Kenny, Angel Lin, Amy Landecker, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Wood, Laraine Newman, Grey Griffin and Cheryl Hines. The film premieres July 21 on Netflix.
West Side Story
Universally acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg's next film, a lavish update of the classic Broadway musical West Side Story, is coming this December. The first teaser trailer for the film debuted during the Academy Awards broadcast, showcasing its 1950s setting as the rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks battle through New York City with a star-crossed couple caught up in the conflict.
Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner, West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James and Rita Moreno. The film arrives in theaters on Dec. 10.
Wrath of Man
Action star Jason Statham and acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie are teaming up for the gritty, new film Wrath of Man. A red-band trailer for the movie reveals Statham as a security guard, known simply as "H," tearing through a group of would-be robbers that target him on a heist. As H reveals his secret vendetta, more opponents fall to his deadly marksmanship and combat skills, with the violence steadily escalating.
Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, Wrath of Man stars Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, Deobia Oparei, Eddie Marsan and Scott Eastwood. The film opens in theaters May 7.
Netflix has unveiled a final trailer for its original anime series Yasuke, following the historical Black samurai in feudal Japan. Imprisoned by Lord Nobunaga, Yasuke quickly rises to the rank to samurai as he demonstrates his combat prowess with lethal efficiency. As Yasuke contends with Nobunaga's power-hungry ambitions and a dark army threatening all of Japan, Yasuke's skills will be put to the test as he acclimates to being a stranger in an unfriendly land.
Created by LeSean Thomas, Yasuke stars LaKeith Stanfield as Yasuke, Takehiro Hira as Nobunaga, Maya Tanida as Saki, Ming-Na Wen as Natsumaru, Paul Nakauchi as Morisuke, Darren Criss as Haruto, Julie Marcus as Nikita and William Christopher Stephens as Achoja. The series is available to stream on Netflix.