New promos from upcoming movies and TV shows are being released during the virtual Comic-Con@Home event. After Bill & Ted Face The Music, His Dark Materials 2, The New Mutants, among others, new trailers were released for HBO’s Lovecraft Country, the sixth season of Fear the Walking Dead and a look at the upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
In a new trailer for this HBO series, we finally see a glimpse of the Cthulhu, the terrifying, giant octopus-like anthropoid cosmic entity that was created by American horror author HP Lovecraft for his stories and novels. Based on Matt Ruff’s acclaimed eponymous novel, the series comes from Misha Green. Green, Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams produce the series.
Jonathan Majors’ Atticus Freeman joins forces with Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Letitia and his uncle (Courtney B Vance) for a cross-country trip to find his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams, known for HBO’s own The Wire and The Night Of). The story explores both kinds of horror — Lovecraftian and the real-world horrors like racism and white supremacism. Lovecraft Country premieres August 16 on HBO.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
AMC unveiled a short trailer for the second spinoff of its long-running zombie drama The Walking Dead. Titled The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the trailer suggests that World Beyond will touch upon the CRM group, the mysterious collective that rescued Rick Grimes in Season 9 and evacuated him in a helicopter. The show is told from the perspective of the new generation of survivors adjusting to life amid a zombie apocalypse.
Fear The Walking Dead Season 6
A trailer for the sixth season of Fear The Walking Dead was also unveiled at Comic-Con@Home. Season 5 concluded with Morgan seemingly dying, but this trailer says he is still alive and kicking. But his troubles are not over, as he is hunted by a mysterious stranger wearing a cowboy hat. Virginia has put a bounty on him.
His Dark Materials 2
The first trailer of His Dark Materials Season 2 is out, and it certainly looks quite fascinating. The plot is not explicitly revealed here, but we learn just enough to keep us intrigued until the season premieres. We see that Lyra (Dafne Keen) is in a “strange new world.” She’s looking for something but what is it, is kept under wraps. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Lee Scorseby is trying to keep himself together so he can protect Lyra. His Dark Materials 2 also stars Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson.
Bill & Ted Face The Music
The second trailer of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter starrer Bill & Ted Face The Music is out. This is the third film in the comedy sci-fi franchise. The premise here is still the same, Bill and Ted travel through time, but now, their adventures also include their daughters. The trailer looks pretty hilarious as the two have to compose a song that could save mankind as we know it. If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be just the kind of comedy that we need right now.
The New Mutants
After a lot of trailers and video clips, there’s yet another clip for The New Mutants and this time, it’s the first scene of the film followed by a new trailer. The trailer is engaging enough, but at this point, the film has been postponed way too many times to still hold our interest. The film stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt and Charlie Heaton.
The teaser of this Amazon Prime Video series is out. The horror-comedy series starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg has them playing paranormal investigators who come in with good intentions, but their experiences land them up in some funny situations.
Starring John Cusack, Rainn Wilson and Sasha Lane, this Amazon Prime Video series has been written by Gillian Flynn of Gone Girl fame. The story follows a group of people who are all fans of a comic book called Utopia, but for some strange reason, everything that happens in the comic book is happening in real life. The series packs an interesting cast, and it seems like they are pretty well suited to their parts. Utopia instantly reminded me of a plotline from the TV show Heroes where one character’s entire story arc followed a similar plot.
Amazon unveiled a new clip from the second season of its comic-book series The Boys during a Comic-Con@Home panel. The clip, which encapsulates what the show is all about (read gallows humour and lots of violence), has our heroes — Billy Butcher, Hughie Campbell, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie and Kimiko — speeding away from aquatic creatures that were called from their watery realm to the surface by the Deep, one of the Seven. The Deep appears riding on a whale and waits for them on the shore with a smile as they approach. But his smile begins to falter when Butcher decides to ram the motorboat into the whale. And this is what actually happens. Gore and viscera flies. Just another day in the world of The Boys.
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