From Cobra Kai to Y: The Last Man, Here Are This Week’s Best Trailers

While last month may have ended with Comic-Con@Home, August 2021 is pulling out all the stops with its own set of trailers for film, television and video games as summer movie season nears its end and the next wave of eagerly anticipated TV shows quickly takes shape. The Marvel Cinematic Universe grows in infinite directions on Disney+, while Hulu has a high-profile comic book adaptation of its own premiering next month. And not to be outdone, both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have also unveiled several major premieres to unfold in the weeks and months to come.

Here are all the biggest and best trailers, teasers and promos released the first week of August 2021 as summer enters its final full month and autumn looms on the horizon.


The classic fairytale Cinderella gets a modern update on Amazon Prime Video next month, with a theatrical trailer offering a look at the film's musical numbers. Star Camila Cabello is joined by Billy Porter as the young woman's fairy godparent, Fab G. Boasting a self-aware sense of humor and modern twist, with Cinderella seeking more than just romance, the upcoming movie is poised to be a fresh reinvention.

Directed by Kay Cannon, Cinderella stars Camila Cabello as Ella/Cinderella and Billy Porter as Cinderella's fairy godparent, Fab G. The movie releases Sept. 3 on Amazon Prime Video.

Cobra Kai

Netflix's acclaimed Karate Kid continuation series Cobra Kai has officially teased its release window for Season 4, with a teaser trailer confirming the season premiere for this December. The promo shows the main characters readying themselves for the upcoming martial arts tournament, including a brief glimpse at returning antagonist Terry Silver suiting up.

Cobra Kai stars William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Peyton List and Martin Kove. Season 4 premieres this December on Netflix.


The upcoming action movie Copshop features Frank Grillo as a con artist named Teddy Murretto who allows himself to be arrested to avoid  hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler). Undeterred, Viddick also arranges for his own arrest and is incarcerated alongside Murretto before the entire prison descends into chaos when another contract killer surfaces.

Directed by Joe Carnahan, Copshop stars Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Nan, Toby Huss and Chad L. Coleman. The films opens in theaters Sept. 17.

Don't Breathe 2

The cult classic 2016 horror movie Don't Breathe gets a sequel this month in the aptly titled Don't Breathe 2, with Stephen Lang reprising his role as the violent Norman Nordstorm. Set eight years after the original film, the blind Norman lives with his young daughter Phoenix before a group of intruders invade their home, leading to a gruesome showdown.

Directed by Rodo Sayagues, Don't Breathe 2 stars Stephen Lang. The films premieres Aug. 13 in theaters.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

A new cinematic trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy offers a better look at a major character, Lady Hellbender, in the upcoming video game. A collector of rare and exotic beasts, Hellbender takes a noted interest in Drax the Destroyer, giving Star-Lord the option to either encourage his friend and teammate to flirt with her or step in himself as only Peter Quill knows how.

Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC Oct. 26.

Stranger Things

It's been over two years since the third season of Stranger Things was released, and more footage from the eagerly anticipated Stranger Things Season 4 has been unveiled in a new teaser trailer. Opening with archival footage from the first three seasons, the new footage hints at Eleven in danger as the old gang assembles for another bombastic adventure.

Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, Maya Thurman-Hawke and Levon Thurman-Hawke. Season 4 will premiere in 2022.

Street Fighter V

The final DLC character for Street Fighter V has officially been announced by Capcom, with new character Luke joining the fray. A gameplay trailer showcases Luke and his hard-hitting MMA moves in action against Ryu, while Oro and Akira will be released this month. More intriguingly, Capcom has claimed that Luke represents the future of the Street Fighter franchise, with the next era of the fighting game series on the horizon.

Developed and published by Capcom, Street Fighter V is available for PlayStation 4 and PC. Oro and Akira will be added as DLC characters on Aug. 16, with Luke added as a DLC character this November.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

While Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock certainly returns in the latest trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, it's Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady that steals the show. As the imprisoned Kasady faces justice for his heinous crimes as an unrepentant serial killer, he bonds with his own symbiote and proceeds to make Eddie's life a living a hell.

Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo. The film arrives in theaters Sept. 24.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead's eleventh and final season starts this month, with the hardened cast of survivors facing the latest set of challenges presented by the zombie apocalypse and collapse of civilization. A new teaser trailer sets up unlikely alliances as a new survivor community known as the Commonwealth rises and battle lines are formed ahead of an epic showdown.

The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton and Cooper Andrews. Season 11 premieres Aug. 22 on AMC, with the season premiere available on AMC+ Aug. 15.

What If...?

The latest promo for Marvel Studios' upcoming animated series What If...? has Uatu the Watcher introduce the concept of multiplying realities following the earth-shattering events of the Loki Season 1 finale. With familiar faces taking on new roles in the expanding multiverse, the animated series is poised to deliver infinite directions in infinite combinations as the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially becomes the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.

Created by A.C. Bradley, What If...? premieres Aug. 11 on Disney+. New episodes will air Wednesdays.

Y: The Last Man

Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's universally acclaimed Vertigo Comics series Y: The Last Man is coming to Hulu next month, with the latest trailer showing just how horrifying the collapse of modern civilization is. Set in a world where the vast majority of males have been wiped out quickly by a contagion, the sole male survivor Yorick Brown and his pet monkey go on a cross-country trip to find his girlfriend.

Based on DC's Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man stars Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Ashley Romans, Diana Bang, Olivia Thirlby, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn, Paul Gross and Elliot Fletcher. The series premieres Sept. 13 on FX on Hulu.

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