The long-awaited Top Gun sequel and 5 more big trailers you might have missed this week 8 months ago

The long-awaited Top Gun sequel and 5 more big trailers you might have missed this week

Top Gun: Maverick is being released 36 years after the original.

Welcome back to JOE's weekly round-up of the best trailers in the world of film and TV.

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While we covered the recently released teaser for the final episodes of Netflix crime drama Ozark in a separate article here, there were a handful of other major trailers that dropped in the past seven days which we've compiled below for your viewing pleasure.

Let's get into it.

Top Gun: Maverick

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Clip via Paramount Pictures UK

After a handful of Covid delays, the long-awaited action sequel Top Gun: Maverick is finally set to be released in Ireland on 27 May, coming out 36 years after the original.

Tom Cruise returns as Test Pilot Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell who is called to be put in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) and featuring amongst its supporting cast Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller, based on the above trailer, you can expect jaw-dropping aerial action set-pieces from this blockbuster.

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Dual

Clip via RLJE Films

Having already made two very good if sadly underseen dark comedy thrillers - Faults and The Art of Self-Defense - writer-director Riley Stearns is back with a new film that looks like it will strike a similar tone.

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Titled Dual, the movie centres on a woman (Karen Gillan) who opts for a cloning procedure after she receives a terminal diagnosis.

However, while she does recover, her attempts to have her clone (also Gillan) decommissioned fail, leading to a court-mandated duel to the death between the pair.

Co-starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Dual is out in the US on 15 April so you can expect an Irish release sometime after that.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

The latest entry in the popular Despicable Me franchise, this sequel to its spin-off prequel Minions focuses on a 12-year-old Gru (Steve Carrell) who dreams of becoming the world's greatest supervillain.

This is as he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions.

Minions: The Rise of Gru looks like it will boast tons of slapstick humour that both adults and kids can enjoy when it is released in Ireland on 1 July

The Staircase

Clip via HBO Max

Moving onto TV, this new true crime drama from HBO is based on the popular docuseries of the same name.

Co-created by Antonio Compos (The Sinner), the new show will explore the life of Michael Peterson (Colin Firth) and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette).

Comprising of eight episodes, the show premieres in Ireland on Sky and NOW from 5 May.

Shining Girls

Clip via Apple TV

The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss stars in this upcoming Apple TV+ thriller.

Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Moss plays a reporter who learns that a recent murder is linked to an assault she suffered years previously that has left her in a constantly shifting reality.

Co-starring Jamie Bell, Phillipa Soo and Wagner Moura, the trippy-looking series lands on the streamer on 29 April.

Ten Percent

Clip via Amazon Prime Video UK

Last but not least, hit French comedy series Call My Agent - which focuses on the lives and jobs of people working at a talent agency - is getting the remake treatment on Amazon Prime Video.

Moving the action from Paris to London, the English-language version of the show will feature cameos from the likes of David Oyelowo, Dominic West, Emma Corrin, Helena Bonham Carter, Himesh Patel, Jim Broadbent, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams and more.

It premieres on Prime Video on 28 April.