The new Mission: Impossible movie and 5 more big trailers you might have missed this week
That includes teasers for an upcoming MCU movie and a star-studded Netflix blockbuster...
Welcome back to JOE's weekly trailer column.
As always, we've compiled the best teasers released in the world of film and TV in the past seven days for your perusal.
You can check them out below.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Clip via Paramount Pictures
While one Tom Cruise sequel is currently in cinemas and earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, a trailer dropped this week for another.
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh installment of the acclaimed hit spy franchise and while plot details are being kept under wraps, it will no doubt find IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) on a mission that's quite difficult.
Though light on information about the sequel's plot, the above teaser does feature some returning faces for the franchise - including actor Henry Czerny, who was last seen in the first M:I flick all the way back in 1996.
It also provides viewers with glimpses of what are sure to be jaw-dropping action set-pieces when the film arrives in cinemas in July 2023.
The Gray Man
Clip via Netflix
Another globetrotting action thriller, The Gray Man's story centres around a skilled CIA mercenary (Ryan Gosling) who accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets.
As such, he finds himself a target and is hunted around the world by a psychopathic former colleague (Chris Evans) and international assassins.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) and co-starring Ana de Armas (No Time to Die) and Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), The Gray Man will land on Netflix on 22 July.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Clip via Marvel Entertainment
Marvel also released a new trailer this week for Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth in the Thor series of films.
The sequel will see Chris Hemsworth's title character team up with his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman, whose character now has her own superpowers) to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a killer seeking to eliminate all gods.
Looking like it will boast more of the eccentricity and humour that made Thor: Ragnarok such a stand-out MCU entry, Thor: Love and Thunder is out in cinemas on 8 July.
Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland
This survival thriller stars Idris Elba as a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a trip with his two teenage daughters.
However, upon visiting a game reserve managed by an old family friend and fellow wildlife biologist (District 9's Sharlto Copley), they find themselves being stalked by a ferocious, man-hunting lion.
Based on the trailer, this should be an incredibly tense watch when it arrives in Irish cinemas on 26 August.
Clip via Star Wars
Moving onto TV, we got a teaser trailer this week for the next Star Wars show that will be released after the recently premiered Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Andor will serve as a prequel to the 2016 movie Rogue One by focusing on the character of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) during the five years before the events of the film.
Co-starring Fiona Shaw and Stellan Skarsgård and comprising of 12 episodes, its first two will premiere on Disney+ on 31 August.
Speaking of Disney+, we also got a teaser trailer this week for Willow, its new series based on and serving as a sequel to the '80s movie of the same name.
Man vs Bee
Clip via Netflix
Last up, we have Man vs. Bee, a nine-episode Netflix slapstick series starring Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame as a man tormented by a bee.
Curious to see how a premise like that will sustain itself over nine episodes? You can find out on 24 June.