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Year-End Trailers to Watch: ‘Godzilla,’ Superman Horror Film ‘Brightburn,’ and More

Year-End Trailers to Watch: ‘Godzilla,’ Superman Horror Film ‘Brightburn,’ and More

Godzilla, Brightburn, Avengers, and Captive State

Warner Bros gifted us with the second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters right before the holidays. That’s not all though! ‘Tis the season for year-end trailers. Here’s a roundup of the trailers to be thankful for as the year closes out.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

If the name doesn’t give it away, this sequel to 2014’s Godzilla features many, many monsters. The trailer shows winged creature Mothra, Rodan (the pterodactyl that nightmares are made of), and three-headed King Ghidorah. “Which of these titans are here to protect us, and which of these titans are here to threaten us?” says Sam Coleman (played by Thomas Middleditch) addressing the US Senate. The answer is clear when Mothra joins Godzilla’s fight against Rodan and King Ghidorah in a clash of the titans. There’s also a shot of gigantic crab-like legs emerging from an apparent oil field. If these titans are indeed just the tip of the iceberg, we can be sure that the four featured monsters are not all there will be. Coming to theaters May 31, 2019.

Godzilla movie poster

Avengers: Endgame

The first Avengers: Endgame trailer set a new record with 289 million views in the first 24 hours from when it first dropped on Friday. The cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War that left half of the universe erased sent fans into a tailspin of theories. What we know now is that Nebula and Tony Stark are in this thing together, Steve Rogers has a plan, and Hawkeye has gone Ronin. Oh, and we have the official title. We can all stop calling it Avengers 4. Now, we just need to know for sure what happened to Shuri. The endgame is on April 26, 2019.

Captive State

The second official teaser trailer for this political sci-fi thriller starring John Goodman and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) is a glimpse of a Chicago where there’s no crime or poverty and extraterrestrial forces are in charge. Ten years after aliens occupy and govern Earth in an attempt to save humanity from itself, things seem under control but at what cost. The resistance, however, is real. We take back the Earth on March 29, 2019, when Captive State hits theaters.


In the subgenre you didn’t know you needed category is Brightburn. This superhero horror film reimagines a Superman-like story of an alien baby sent to Earth on a meteor. The babe lands on a farm and into the arms of a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) who just so happened to have been praying for a baby. This boy, however, is no hero. He has super strength, evidenced by the metal fork he mangles just by eating breakfast. He can also fly and has super speed. The close-up of his sinister half-smile and the makeshift cape and mask with glowing red eyes seal the deal. He’s a bad boy.

See this alternative superhero movie in theatres on May 27, 2019.

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