A highly-anticipated blockbuster sequel and 6 more big trailers you might have missed this week 2 months ago

A highly-anticipated blockbuster sequel and 6 more big trailers you might have missed this week

That includes teasers for a legendary horror director's upcoming movie and the new series from the creators of Normal People...

Welcome back to JOE's weekly trailer column where every seven days we round up the best teasers released in the world of film and TV.


Without further ado, let's get into this week's offerings.

Jurassic World Dominion

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland


Starting off with movies, a featurette was released this week for Jurassic World Dominion, billed as "the culmination" of the Jurassic Park franchise.

The clip sees filmmaker Colin Trevorrow and his cast - including original Jurassic Park stars Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill - reflecting on the entire series and speaking about the upcoming sequel.

We also get an action-packed glimpse of the new movie in which dinosaurs are no longer confined to an island but now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world.

Jurassic World Dominion will be out in cinemas in Ireland on 10 June.


Crimes of the Future

Clip via Neon

In what is great news for horror fans, master of the genre David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) is back with a new movie, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.


The plot synopsis for Crimes of the Future reads:

"A deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings.

"This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup."

The incredibly creepy teaser, featuring plenty of the body horror Cronenberg made his name with, has us very intrigued.

Crimes of the Future will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month ahead of an Irish release at an undecided later date.


Senior Year

Clip via Netflix

This comedy film follows a high-school cheerleader who, in 2002, suffers a head injury and falls into a coma before awakening 20 years later to discover she is now a 37-year-old woman.

Upset at not being able to finish high school, she decides to re-enroll.

Starring Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), the movie will be released on Netflix on 13 May.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Clip via Sky Cinema

In this animated action-comedy for the whole family, a scrappy dreamer of a dog named Hank (Michael Cera) aspiring to be a Samurai receives training from a cat mentor (Samuel L. Jackson).

Inspired by classic comedy Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks is among its voice cast - this Sky Original is set for a summer release.

Conversations with Friends

Clip via Hulu

After the runaway success of Normal People in 2020, this TV adaptation of another Sally Rooney novel - Conversations with Friends - comes much anticipated.

The drama series follows two Dublin college students, Frances (Alison Oliver) and Bobbi (Sasha Lane), and the unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa and Nick (Jemima Kirke and Joe Alwyn).

Normal People director Lenny Abrahamson will also be helming episodes of Conversations with Friends, which has not got a precise RTÉ release date yet but will premiere on BBC Three on 15 May.


Clip via Netflix

Dropping on Netflix on 22 April is eight-part series Heartstopper, based on the popular webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman.

It tells the story of teenage boys in secondary school, Charlie and Nick, who seem like polar opposites but quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Clip via Netflix

Last but not least, this new legal drama series from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley adapts one of author Michael Connelly's series of novels about Mickey Haller, a lawyer in LA who runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln car.

Previously portrayed onscreen in a well-reviewed 2011 film with Matthew McConaughey, this time Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will play the lead role.

The series lands on Netflix on 13 May.