From Fear Street to Monsters at Work, Here Are This Week’s Best Trailers

With June 2021 now rolling forward in earnest, Netflix and E3 pulled out all the stops with their own, respective showcase events highlighting upcoming releases. Netflix provided sneak peeks at its extensive lineup of genre original programming in television and film with its Geeked Week showcase, while E3's Summer Game Fest teased what players can expect as the new generation of home console gaming reaches new heights.

Here are all the biggest trailers, teasers and promos released this past week for television, film and video games coming soon.

America: The Movie

Prepare to witness the United States of America's first President as you've never seen him before in the animated comedy America: The Motion Picture. Starring Channing Tatum as George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army sets out to start a revolution as he joins other figures from across American history to take on Benedict Arnold and his British benefactors.

Directed by Matt Thompson, America: The Motion Picture stars Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Bobby Moynihan, Judy Greer, Will Forte, Raoul Max Trujillo and Killer Mike, with Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg. The film arrives on Netflix June 30.

Battlefield 2042

The latest installment of the Battlefield online first-person shooter franchise jumps decades into the future with the reveal of Battlefield 2042. While not as full-on science fiction as its predecessor, Battlefield 2142, the announcement trailer for the upcoming game features its own unique set of weaponry and war-torn locales as players clash for global supremacy.

Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, Battlefield 2042 will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on October 22. An open beta for the game will be held closer to launch.


While Arrow may have come to a close last year, fan-favorite major character John Diggle finally makes his return to the Arrowverse in Batwoman. A promo for Season 2's sixteenth episode brings Diggle to Gotham City, as he advises Luke Fox on how to become his own superhero after the tech expert and businessman narrowly survived an attempt on his life by corrupt law enforcement operatives.

Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Meagan Tandy as Sophie Moore, Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox, Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane, Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton-Kane and Wallis Day as Kate Kane. New episodes air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Edens Zero

Hiro Mashima's beloved manga series Edens Zero is being adapted into a new anime series, starting this August on Netflix. The story follows a young boy named Shiki Granbell as he boards the eponymous spaceship to search across the cosmos for an interstellar deity, with Shiki accompanied by a social media influencer and her robotic pet cat for a freewheeling adventure.

Edens Zero stars Mikako Komatsu, Rie Kugimiya and Takuma Terashima. It will stream on Netflix on Aug. 26.

Elden Ring

Influential author George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware are teaming up for the upcoming fantasy video game Elden Ring. A protagonist known as "the Tarnished" wanders through a desolate, atmospheric landscape to battle against all sorts of fearsome monsters. Following in the tradition of games like Dark Souls, the hack-and-slash title is looking to bring the fantasy-themed difficulty as the Tarnished explores the ruins of the old world.

Elden Ring is being developed by FromSoftware and will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game launches on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X on Jan. 21, 2022.

Evil Dead: The Game

Ash Williams is joined by several familiar faces from across the Evil Dead franchise in a gameplay trailer for Evil Dead: The Game. With Bruce Campbell reprising his iconic role, the gameplay trailer teases locations straight from the popular horror franchise as Ash and his friends work together to battle the armies of darkness and stay alive in cooperative multiplayer.

Created by Saber Interactive, Evil Dead: The Game will release to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows sometime in 2021. No official release date has been announced.

Fear Street

Bestselling horror novelist R.L. Stine's Fear Street series is being adapted into a trilogy of scary movies this July on Netflix. With each film taking placing in a different period in history, supernatural terror and bloody mayhem are teased by the trilogy's official trailer, as the town's curse is explored dating back to a 17th century witch hunt.

Directed and co-written by Leigh Janiak, the Fear Street trilogy stars Sadie Sink, Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Ashley Zuckerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford and Gillian Jacobs. Part One: 1994 begins streaming July 2, followed by Part Two: 1978 on July 9 and Part Three: 1666 on July 16.

Free Guy

The delayed video game comedy Free Guy is slated for an August release, with a new theatrical trailer finally introducing the film's antagonist. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the game NPC Guy, the amiable protagonist learns he's a video game character while falling for a player character portrayed by Jodie Comer. This budding romance runs the risk of being derailed, however, as the game developer, portrayed by Taika Waititi, plans to dismantle Guy's world for good.

Directed by Shawn Levy from a script by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Jodie Comer as Milly, Joe Keery as Keys, Lil Rel Howery as Buddy, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser and Taika Waititi as Antoine. The film arrives in theaters Aug. 13.

Gossip Girl

A new generation of New York City's young elite indulges in their own scandals and rivalries in HBO Max's revival series for the teen drama Gossip Girl. Now deeply integrating the impact of social media into teenage life, the upcoming series follows a group of high schoolers as they conspire and betray one another in the world of shifting prep school alliances.

Gossip Girl stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zión Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith. The series premieres July 8 on HBO Max.


Apple TV+'s next original series Invasion opens with various paranormal occurrences taking place around Earth as the nature of humanity is openly contemplated in a first look trailer. Following multiple perspectives from across the globe, the full stakes of an extraterrestrial invasion are revealed, as different cultures react in a variety of ways to the planet falling under sudden attack.

Invasion stars Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shiori Kutsuna. The series premieres Oct. 22 on Apple TV+.

The Last Mercenary

The Muscles from Brussels Jean-Claude Van Damme is back in the upcoming action-comedy film The Last Mercenary, coming to Netflix next month. An ex-French Special Forces soldier known simply as "Mist" finds himself battling and evading international terrorists and heavily armed contract killers throughout the City of Lights, all while trying to reconnect with his son.

Directed and co-written by David Charhon, The Last Mercenary stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alban Ivanov, Samir Decazza, Assa Sylla, Eric Judor, Miou-Miou, Patrick Timsit, and Valerie Kaprisky. The film arrives on Netflix July 30.


Loki is finally here, picking up from his escape through time in Avengers: Endgame only to wind up in the custody of the Time Variance Authority. The latest promo for the Disney+ series puts the spotlight on TVA operative Mobius M. Mobius, with star Owen Wilson talking about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and working with Tom Hiddleston on the time traveling caper.

Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15 and Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane and Eugene Cordero in undisclosed roles. New episodes are released Wednesdays on Disney+.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

He-Man fans should brace themselves for a return to the fantasy world of Eternia this summer, with Netflix releasing the first official trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation. As the evil Skeletor is continually frustrated by his unsuccessful attempts to conquer Castle Grayskull, preparing for a renewed battle against his longtime nemesis He-Man, Prince Adam and his friends reclaim the power to defend Eternia, as fan-favorite familiar faces resurface even more badass than before.

Developed by Kevin Smith and produced by Mattel Television with animation by Powerhouse Animation, Masters of the Universe: Revelation stars Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Chris Wood as Prince Adam/He-Man, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms, Stephen Root as Cringer, Diedrich Bader as King Randor/Trap Jaw, Griffin Newman as Orko, Tiffany Smith as Andra, Henry Rollins as Tri-Klops, Alan Oppenheimer (original Skeletor) as Moss Man, Susan Eisenberg as Sorceress, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Justin Long as Roboto, Jason Mewes as Stinkor, Phil LaMarr as He-Ro, Tony Todd as Scare Glow, Cree Summer as Priestess, Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man and Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man. The series premieres July 23 on Netflix.

Monsters at Work

Pixar Animation Studio's acclaimed Monsters Inc. is getting its own television spinoff with Monsters at Work on Disney+. An eager, young monster Tylor Tuskmon graduates from Monster University and joins Mike and Sulley as part of their ongoing efforts to harness the laughter of children for its raw power in fueling the city, as Tylor dreams of joining the two veteran monsters in the field.

Monsters at Work stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Bonnie Hunt, Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, Stephen Stanton and Aisha Tyler. The series premieres July 7 on Disney+.

Ron's Gone Wrong

The CG animated film Ron's Gone Wrong follows a socially awkward middle schooler named Barry who develops a friendship with his robotic companion Ron, with the latter voiced by Zach Galifianakis. As Ron steadily begins to malfunction, Barry learns the trials and tribulations of true friendship as he and his digital buddy find themselves on an impromptu adventure.

Directed by Sarah Smith and Jean-Philippe Vine from a script by Smith and Peter Baynham, Ron's Gone Wrong features the voices of Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner and Thomas Barbusca. It opens in theaters Oct. 22.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

With the long awaited follow-up to Space Jam coming next month, the epic sports crossover film has unveiled its latest theatrical trailer. Featuring even more classic Warner Bros. properties coming together to compete against the Goon Squad in a high stakes basketball game, the Iron Giant and King Kong enter the competition, offering each other a fist bump between the action.

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam: A New Legacy stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Zendaya and Sonequa Martin-Green. The film arrives in theaters and on HBO Max July 16.

tick, tick... BOOM!

Award-winning playwright and filmmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda dives deep into the world of musical theater with his upcoming Netflix film tick, tick... BOOM!. Starring Andrew Garfield as a theater composer named Jon in 1990 New York City, the musical marks Miranda's feature directorial debut as Jon and his friends face pressures of financial stability and the AIDS epidemic impacting the local theater community.

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tick, tick... BOOM! stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Tariq Trotter. It premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this fall.

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