By Rick Marshall


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Crafting the perfect movie trailer is hard work. There must be enough intrigue to get the audience excited without revealing too much about the film’s plot points and key moments (even then, things don’t always work out perfectly). Because of the sheer volume of new movie trailers being released in a given week, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding them up and separating the good from the bad for you. Check out the latest must-see trailers below, whether you’re looking for action, horror, comedy, or something else.

It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Spoiler alert! Tread carefully, friends. (Note: All release dates are for the United States.)

‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

The world’s deadliest hitman is back, but this time he’s on the run with a $14 million bounty on his head. The first two John Wick films rejuvenated the action genre and did a substantial amount of world-building in the process, establishing a global network of colorful assassins with their own set of rules and governing hierarchy. After spending two films setting up that world, John Wick: Chapter 3 puts its titular protagonist on the wrong side of it, and the first trailer for the film does a nice job of showing why it’s going to be an all-new adventure for Keanu Reeves’ assassin.

Release date: May 17

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

As the first Marvel movie to hit theaters after Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is in the unique position of introducing audiences to the new normal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first trailer looks like a lot of fun, and the addition of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) hints at a bigger story playing out in Peter Parker’s second solo feature. Jake Gyllenhaal’s spin on classic Spider-Man villain Mysterio looks especially entertaining, as it’s a villain we haven’t seen much of in any live-action iterations of the franchise.

Release date: July 5

‘Ghostbusters 3’

One of the big surprises to come out of last week’s movie news was the announcement that four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) will direct a new sequel to the original Ghostbusters franchise. Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman, directed the first two installments of the series, and now a new sequel is officially in the works. Maybe even more surprising is the debut of a brief teaser trailer for the film that was shot by Jason Reitman and reveals the Ghostbusters’ iconic ride, the ECTO-1, in a creepy barn. The hype train has officially left the station.

Release date: Summer 2020

‘Fyre Fraud’

Just a few days after Netflix debuted the first trailer for its documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, chronicling the infamous Fyre Festival debacle, Hulu released its own documentary on the event, titled Fyre Fraud. The two competing docs appear to each offer their own take on the notorious island party that turned into an expensive nightmare for everyone involved. For anyone who found the story of Fyre Festival entertaining, you now have twice the opportunity to be entertained by all of the chaos.

Release date: Available now


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