Marvel’s Hit-Monkey Dares to Imagine a World Where Apes Shoot to Kill

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey Hulu Animated Series First Trailer

Though Hit-Monkey gets top billing, Bryce, now a ghost, backs him up as Hit-Monkey follows in his footsteps in search of the people who destroyed his former life. The trailer also showcases other characters like politician Shinji Yokohama (George Takei) and his niece Akiko (Olivia Munn), two more humans who aren’t sure what to make of the little ape running around in a suit waving pistols around, and gives you a good sense of just how bloody the show’s going to be.

In a post-What If? world, one has to wonder whether Hit-Monkey’s set somewhere within the MCU’s multiverse, and if it’s the sort of thing that the Watcher might keep up with—oif Hit-Monkey, like Hulu’s other Marvel shows, will exist in a weird sort of limbo after it premieres on November 17.


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Shazam: Fury of the Gods Looks Like It Might Be Worth the Wait

Shazam Fury of the Gods Behind-the-Scenes Video: Helen Mirren

In addition, Fury of the Gods is adding mythological creatures and monsters to the mix, as well as a trip to the Realm of the Gods, which certainly looks like Olympus in the concept art seen in the behind-the-scenes video—although, again, if Solomon shows up in the movie “Realm” certainly feels more inclusive.

Happily, just about everybody from the original Shazam movie returned for the sequel; the extended Batson family includes Asher Ashmore as Billy, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, and Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, along with their Shazam-ed counterparts (in the same order!) Zachary Levi, Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, D.J. Cortona, and Grace Fulton (doing double-duty as her superheroic self). Likewise, Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews return as their foster parents Rosa and Victor Vásquez, and Djimon Hounsou as the wizard Shazam.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is currently set for release on June 2, 2023. That’s quite a while off, but as DC Fandome is abundantly showing, there’ll be plenty of things to watch between now and then.


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The Expanse Season 6 Gets a Tense, Action-Packed First Look

The Expanse Season 6 First Teaser and Premiere Date: NYCC 2021

Here’s the description provided by Amazon about what to expect: “The sixth and final season of The Expanse picks up with the solar system at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. As the tensions of war and shared loss threaten to pull the crew of the Rocinante apart, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a bold move and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that could turn the tide of the conflict. Meanwhile, in the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her family are on the run after betraying Marco. And on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise.”

The Expanse stars Steven Strait (James Holden), Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata), Wes Chatham (Amos Burton), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Chrisjen Avasarala), Cara Gee (Camina Drummer), Frankie Adams (Bobbie Draper), Keon Alexander (Marco Inaros), Nadine Nicole (Clarissa Mao), and Jasai Chase Owens (Filip Inaros). It’s based on the sci-fi novels by James S.A. Corey (the shared pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who are among the show’s executive producers) and is showrun by Naren Shankar.


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Critical Role’s Animated Series Hits Amazon Next February

Critical Role: Legend of Vox Machina Opening Revealed NYCC 2021

Executive produced by the Critical Role cast as well as Star Wars: Resistance’s Brandon Auman and Metalpocalypse’s Chris Prynoski, the series was first intended to be a crowdfunded one-off special—until, well, critical roles occurred and suddenly the project was one of the biggest film projects in Kickstarter history. Its scope expanded to a 10 episode series, and then, in partnering with Amazon, a two-series, 24-episode adventure. As well as executive producing, of course, the key Critical Role cast members who played the heroes of Vox Machina—Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham—will naturally all return to voice their characters for the animated series. Check out a preview glimpse of a live read of one of the scenes from the new show below!

Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina hits Amazon Prime Video on February 4, 2022.


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Locke & Key Season 2’s New Trailer Spellbinds Us Into a Darker Tale

Locke and Key Season 2 Trailer Teases Dark New Chapter

But Dodge isn’t the only trouble the Locke kids are going to have to deal with, as they grapple with embracing their destiny as a new generation of Keepers of the Keys. With that comes the perpetual time bomb that one day they will grow older—and lose all knowledge of the existence of magic, and the threats that they’re currently keeping at bay, and currently hiding from their mother Nina (Darby Stanchfield).

“The first season, we always thought of as being the story of the kids learning that they’re the new Keepers of the Keys. With season two, we want to explore what that responsibility means,” co-showrunner Meredith Averill previously teased to io9 when asked about season two. “What does it mean as they get closer to being 18 years old—the age when you age out of magic—what does that mean? What does that look like? We cover so much of the comics in the first season, but there’s so much of the lore that we held back on and new keys we created for the show that we’re excited to share.”

Locke & Key returns to Netflix on October 22.


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The New Maya and the Three Trailer Introduces a Few Magical Helpers

Maya and the Three Trailer Reveals Magical Comrades

Although the trailer isn’t bad, per se, it feels a lot like a video game trailer: constant action shots, constant looks at different dazzling environments, and the occasional jokey line of dialogue or two. It still looks fun, but everything is such a visual overload it all feels a bit much, although that could also be the trailer’s rapid-fire montage. Suffice it to say, if you want a deeper look at Maya and the Three, go check out its first trailer.

Or you can just wait until October 22, when the nine-episode series debuts on Netflix. Directed by The Book of Life’s Jorge R. Gutiérrez, who recently described it as a “hyper, hyper, hyper love letter to Mexican culture and to the ancient culture of Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and a little bit of South American culture” at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Maya and the Three also stars Rogue One’s Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Alfred Molina, Kate del Castillo, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Rita Moreno, and more.


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Disaster Comedy Don’t Look Up Feels Way Too Real

Don’t Look Up Netflix Clip: DiCaprio, Lawrence, Streep, Hill

Production on the film began late last year and so it seems pretty clear this idea of ignoring science and peril was largely inspired by the modern world and the covid-19 pandemic. Even if it was written and conceived before that though, it remains to be seen whether the absurdist, political commentary will still play as entertaining and funny considering we’re living it every single day. Going by this clip though, it seems like it will. Hill and Streep’s over-the-top goofiness juxtaposed with Lawrence and DiCaprio’s intensity and seriousness works well. If the rest of the film nails that type of balance, Netflix might have something special.

Don’t Look Up debuts on Netflix on December 24 but it’ll be in select theaters before that, on December 10. 


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Stranger Things Season 4 Has a New Trailer, and It’s Ultra Creepy

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer: Eleven and the Upside-down

We already knew Hopper—who, famously, did not die in season three—will somehow escape Russia and return home a changed man. And we had a sneaking suspicion that the Byers family, plus Eleven, also wouldn’t be gone from Hawkins for long. But this is the Creel House. A place that doesn’t look like it has a happy history. Is this Hawkins? How does it tie into everything else?

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Created by the Duffer Brothers—who’ve previously declared that this won’t be their last seasonStranger Things season four will bring back the familiar ensemble cast of Winona Ryder, Black Widow star David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard (soon to be seen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink (who had a fantastic turn in Netflix’s slasher trilogy Fear Street), Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, and Cara Buono, with new faces to include Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Tom Wlaschiha, Nikolaj Djuricko, Mason Dye, Sherman Augustus, and Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien. That’s a lot of cast members, but if ever a show could handle a huge ensemble…it’s this one.

Stranger Things season four arrives in 2022 on Netflix. What do you think of the trailer? Do you think the creators have enough to work with for (at least) one more season?


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The Orville Finally Has a Season 3 Premiere Date on Its New Hulu Home

The Orville Season 3 Premiere Date Teaser: Hulu March 2022

Notable: Hulu is billing this as The Orville: New Horizons, and it will be a weekly release rather than a binge drop; the first episode of season three will premiere Thursday, March 10, 2022. Despite that name alteration, it doesn’t sound like the show will be undergoing any drastic changes; Hulu’s description sounds like it will keep on keeping on at its new home: “Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series The Orville returns exclusively as a Hulu original series. Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.”

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The cast looks to be the same, too, with MacFarlane (Captain Ed Mercer), Adrianne Palicki (Commander Kelly Grayson), Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn), Scott Grimes (Lt. Gordon Molloy), Peter Macon (Lt. Commander Bortus), J. Lee (Lt. Commander John LaMarr), Mark Jackson (Isaac the robot), Chad L. Coleman (Klyden), Jessica Szohr (Lt. Talla Keyali). Hulu listed one new name: Anne Winters, who’ll play a new series regular named Charly Burke. Orville fans will also recall the show features a character voiced by Norm Macdonald, a gelatinous alien named Lieutenant Yaphit; so far there’s no word on how the show might pay tribute to the late actor.

MacFarlane himself shared the teaser on Twitter but without much more to go on; presumably, we’ll be getting an actual trailer and more details as the release date approaches. We’ll let you know more as we know it.


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Megan Fox Is Just One of Many Vampires Ruining a Driver’s Life in Netflix’s Night Teeth

Netflix Night Teeth Trailer: Vampires Meet Uber, Megan Fox

As the night goes on and Benny’s observation of the two only finds weirder and weirder things to focus on, his evening slips from rideshare hell to unholy nightmare when he uncovers they’re both actually vampires, out for a night of blood-sucking, beatings, and… inter-vampire gang fighting that swaps out the guns for stake-firing crossbows? Hell yeah. Naturally, Benny doesn’t take too kindly to the situation he’s thrust into, even as he’s forced to continue driving the pair around, so it looks like Night Teeth will eventually become a bit more of a full-on vampire horror as he tries to escape their clutches (and find some pretty disconcerting banks of living humans being fed upon in the process). But judging by that hand wound he gets later on in the trailer, maybe Benny will have more than just a dead-end driver’s job and also passengers from a more literal definition of hell to worry about by the time his night’s over.

We’ll find out when Night Teeth hits Netflix on October 20.


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