With March 2021 coming to an end and spring officially in full swing, the first week of April saw a lot of new trailers being released. Teasers for some pretty high-profile projects, including The Suicide Squad and Star Wars: The Bad Batch, released this week, but there are a lot more than that.
Here are all the biggest trailers, teasers and promos released during the first week of April 2021.
Attack on Titan
The first half of the hit anime series Attack on Titan's final season has come to an end, setting up the most epic action yet for the fate of humanity as a massive Titan battle looms. A trailer has confirmed that the second half of the final season will premiere in the Winter of 2022, giving audiences over a full year to ponder the dangling questions as the series moves towards its definitive conclusion.
Based on the manga series of the same name by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan Season 4 streams on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's Yasuhiro Irie helms the upcoming Netflix original anime series Eden, which premieres next month. Set in a futuristic world populated by robots where humanity has become little more than a myth, two maintenance robots raise the last human child, a young girl named Sara. This is done in secret to keep Sara from the watchful eye of a stern robotic overseer in a family-friendly science fiction tale.
Directed by Yasuhiro Irie, Eden premieres on Netflix May 27.
While Barry Allen may have his speed back, the Arrowverse superhero is about to face his ultimate nightmare during The Flash Season 7. Team Flash faces off against a new supervillain named Psych who causes his victims to vividly hallucinate their greatest fears. In order to save Central City, Barry must overcome these horrifying visions if he hopes to stand a chance against his terrifying new foe.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh. New episodes air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Comic book readers are about to see a radically different vision of the Marvel Universe in next month's alternate universe crossover event Heroes Reborn. Reuniting acclaimed comic book creators Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness, the story explores a world where the Squadron Supreme are the premier Marvel super-team instead of the Avengers, leading familiar faces to take on significantly altered roles. While sharing its name with an infamous '90s crossover event, Aaron has since revealed the upcoming storyline is wholly original.
Written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Ed McGuinness, Heroes Reborn #1 goes on sale May 5 from Marvel Comics.
The popular online fantasy game Magic: Legends is about to get even bigger, adding the Dimir Assassin class. The new Planeswalker class is seen darting in and out of battle during a gameplay trailer, unleashing massive damage and field of fallen enemies in their wake. The Magic: The Gathering game recently launched its open beta period, allowing players to get in on the MMO fun with a varied range of character classes.
Developed by Cryptic Studios, Magic: Legends is available to play in open beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
One family road trip is completely upended by the robot apocalypse in the upcoming Netflix original animated movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines. As the dysfunctional Mitchell family prepares to send off their daughter Katie to film school, the cross-country trip begins just as machines go haywire around the world and begin taking humans prisoner. The family will have to overcome their differences and work together if they hope to save humanity from the rise of the machines.
Starring the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric André, and Olivia Colman, The Mitchells vs. The Machines will be available to stream on Netflix on April 30.
Record of Ragnarok
The popular manga series Record of Ragnarok is being adapted into an anime series for Netflix this June. After the gods deem humanity unworthy and requiring total extinction, the species is given one last chance to fight for its survival, with thirteen warriors dueling thirteen gods to the death. To gain a fighting chance, human fighters are teamed with a valkyrie who becomes a weapon tailored to their fighting style in the ultimate battle royale.
Based on the manga series by Azychika, Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, Record of Ragnarok premieres on Netflix this June.
Rick and Morty
The Smith family is back for more cosmic hijinks in the first trailer for Rick and Morty Season 5, wearing the usual eclectic mix pop culture references right on its sleeve. Whereas the hit Adult Swim series largely focused on its titular duo in previous seasons, the Season 5 trailer places a notable emphasis on the full family getting roped into mad scientist Rick Sanchez's reality-bending experiments.
Rick and Morty stars the voices of Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer and Sarah Chalke. Season 5 premieres Sunday, June 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.
Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo's epic Grishaverse fantasy novels are adapted in the new Netflix original series Shadow and Bone, young Alina Starkov able to summon the light to stop the impending threat of the Shadow Fold that is poised to consume her home. The latest trailer shows Alina training to become part of a group of elite magical soldiers known as the Grisha, with the imposing General Kirigan at the helm.
A Netflix production from Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment, Eric Heisserer, Leigh Bardugo, Pouya Shahbazian and Lee Toland Krieger, Shadow and Bone stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), Sujaya Dasgupta (Zoya Nazyalensky), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik), Daisy Head (Genya Safin), Simon Sears (Ivan), Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar), Zoë Wanamaker (Baghra), Kevin Eldon (The Apparat), Julian Kostov (Fedyor), Luke Pasqualino (David), Jasmine Blackborow (Marie), Gabrielle Brooks (Nadia). The series premieres April 23 on Netflix.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
While the original Jigsaw from the Saw horror movie film series may be dead, a copycat killer is on the loose in the upcoming spinoff film Spiral: From the Book of Saw. Starring Chris Rock as police detective Zeke Banks, the thriller brings the visceral horror the franchise is known for with crime thriller sensibilities as Zeke discovers this new serial killer may somehow be connected to his own family.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Spiral: From the Book of Saw stars Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols and Zoie Palmer. It is set scheduled to hit theaters on May 14.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
The next Star Wars animated series follows Clone Force 99, better known as The Bad Batch. Set after the events of Star Wars: Clone Wars, the squad learns that they are to be terminated following the conclusion of the galaxy-spanning conflict. As familiar faces from that other Star Wars series resurface, including Fennec Shand, the Clone Troopers attempt to elude the newly formed Galactic Empire in order to stay alive.
Created by Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Bad Batch stars Dee Bradley Baker and Ming-Na Wen. The series premieres May 4 on Disney+.
The Suicide Squad
Although it's April Fool's, the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller. Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters! Meet us in theaters August 6! pic.twitter.com/FwbtANOXEX— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2021
Fresh off the debut trailer for The Suicide Squad, filmmaker James Gunn has shared a pair of promos providing a better look at the Thinker and Starro in action. These promos culminated in the unveiling of a new version of stealth-released second theatrical trailer, showcasing previously unseen footage spotlighting the individual powers of the team of DC super villains and antiheroes as they prepare to dive into another madcap adventure.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Mayling NG as Mongal, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Alice Braga as Solsoria, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as TDK, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, John Cena as Peacemaker, with Steve Agee, Taika Waititi and Storm Reid. The film arrives in theaters and on HBO Max Aug. 6.
Wrath of Man
Action star Jason Statham reunites with filmmaker and frequent collaborator Guy Ritchie in the upcoming revenge movie Wrath of Man. Statham portrays an unassuming security guard in Los Angeles who unexpectedly reveals lethal marksmanship skills to his co-workers when his truck is assaulted by a gang of robbers. The film marks the first collaboration between Statham and Ritchie since 2005's Revolver, after previously working together on 2000's Snatch and 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, giving both entertainers their big break into movies.
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. It opens in theaters May 7.
Acclaimed animation filmmaker LeSean Thomas teams up with the Japanese animation studio MAPPA for the Netflix original anime series Yasuke, premiering later this month. The series follows the eponymous, historical African samurai who arrived in feudal Japan to serve Lord Oda Nobunaga, with the teaser trailer showing the warrior engaged in epic, bloody action.
Created by LeSean Thomas and starring LaKeith Stanfield, Yasuke debuts April 29 on Netflix.