It’s official: we as a species have trailer fever. Each month, film studios around the globe compete for eyeballs with the hopes of bums in seats come release day. As a result, we’ve seen an unprecedented effort put into the crafting of spine-tingling teasers and tantalising trailers. But not all trailers are made equal. Here at Man of Many, we are hell-bent on all things ‘film’, be it David Harbour flicking a cigar into the face of a faceless bad guy in the new Hellboy trailer or Sansa Stark donning a superhero jumpsuit and disintegrating her enemies in the new Dark Pheonix reveal—it doesn’t matter cos if it’s hot-off-the-press, we want it. And so without further ado, here is Man of Many’s essential list of Must-See Movie Trailers in March 2019.
Lucy In The Sky
Starring Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm, Lucy in the Sky is the story of Lucy Cola: Astronaut reporting for duty. Now if we’re being honest, the trailer starts off a tad generic. You’ll be forgiven for rolling your eyes and assuming that Fox Studios are just cashing in on the success of ‘First Man’ and pumping out yet another ‘based on a true space story’. Instead, you’re about to be treated to some seriously eery yet beautiful cinematography, in the vein of Peeles ‘Get Out’ and Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Like her character, Lucy in the Sky seems to offer up a genuine out-of-body experience—or more aptly, one that is out-of-this-universe. She’s coming soon, people.
Hellboy Trailer #2
Boasting a man literally having his soul punched from his body, the new Hellboy trailer features David Harbour (aka the sheriff from Netflix’s Stranger Things) as Hellboy himself, kicking some ass. It would appear from the clip that the franchise has been given the defibrillators: now featuring a director with little bit more penchant for what the kids are ‘down’ with these days. Just from what we’ve seen so far, it’s obvious that there is potentially a better script, better pacing and a more modern take on the demon anti-hero story. Fingers and toes crossed for some better banter this time: we’re looking at you shape of water beta-edition. Check it out on the 11th of April.
Midsommar Official Teaser
Imagine if your favourite music festival was run by a terrifying cult, and you’d get Midsommar. The sophomore flick from Ari Aster, the man behind the exceptional horror flick ‘Heritage’, Midsommar looks to be centred around Norse black-magic and looks pretty fucking scary if you ask us (in the creepiest, best possible way of course). Opting for a much brighter colour palette than you’d usually get within the horror genre, Midsommar looks to be another example of the new guard of smart-scary flicks, amidst peers Jordan Peele (Get Out, US) and Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina).
Brightburn Trailer #2
Produced by the controversial director, James Gunn, and starring Elizabeth Banks, comes a flick that asks the delicious question: ‘What if Superman were evil?’. Personally, we think this is an awesome idea: taking the squeaky clean Superman ideal and turning him bad. And boy is he bad all-right. This kid makes ‘The Omen’ look like an alter-boy, giving zero-fucks and donning an uber-creepy mask while he goes about his sadistic day-to-day. Darker, gritter, and featuring hyper-realistic violence, this could perhaps be the kind of movie that the DC studios should have gone for. Brightburn is cinemas on the 24th of May.
Although we are somewhat bummed to be without our boy Hugh Jackman on this one, Dark Phoenix looks like it could be pretty cool, or at least better than the abysmal X-men Apocalypse. Starring Sansa Stark and the usual ‘First-Class’ suspects, the Dark Phoenix does seem a bit too similar to the Last Stand. Whether you agree or are ‘canon till I die’, you can nonetheless, expect action-packed, mutant-powered action later this year, in June.
Avengers: Endgame Official Trailer
Just in case you missed it: the biggest movie on the planet right now (and maybe of all time) is coming to Australia, and soon. From what we can gather, the ‘Snap’ has taken its toll on the Marvel cinematic universe in a big way. And so the Cap’ – America that is – is pulling together the last of the Avengers for one final stand. Now, if you take your time you can see Tony Stark strolling with the rest of the crew wearing the snazzy new Miami-white Avengers uniform, which suggests that he just might make it out of that space pod after all – but hey, it could be Scarlett Widows dream sequence for all we know. Regardless of whether or not the time stone simply fixes everything, or if Thanos dies due to Ant-Man expanding in his ass, Avengers: End Game is in cinemas on the 26th of April, and we’re pumped.
Game of Thrones S8 Official Trailer
Not technically a movie but it’s made this list because, well, you know: it’s the final goddamn season of Game Of Thrones. In this trailer, we see that Dani and Jon are now #teamincestdragonfire, Arya Stark is majorly out of breath, Bran is creepin’ hard, Cersei is lost for words, Jamie has gone ‘good’ for good, and Ned hasn’t come back as a White Walker (well, not yet, but there is still hope for some Jon v step-dad swordplay). Whether your house Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Martell, Tyrell or Greyjoy, it doesn’t matter because we love GOT, you love GOT and it’s finally here: break out the chicken, Game of Thrones is back on the 14th of April on HBO and Foxtel Now.
Good Boys is basically Superbad with younger kids, and that’s fine with us because little kids swearing is funny, period. Brought to you by Seth Rogen, Good Boys, from what we can gather, is a misadventure shared between three best mates. Sprinkled with the awkwardness of middle school (or our year 7 to 10), we see these foul-mouthed rascals checking out porn for the first time, accidentally instigating a major drug deal and perhaps worst of all; discovering that some boxes in mum and dad’s closet are not just for shoes. Good Boys is coming to a theatre near you in August.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
From the first few seconds of this trailer, you know that Tarantino’s back, baby. But there’s more to the story than the quips, sick riffs and exquisite cast chemistry that’s evident above. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set in the rollicking late 1960’s, following a famous actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his faithful stunt double (Brad Pitt), as they navigate the end of the ‘golden age of cinema’ – all of this while the tragic murder of Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) at the hands of one of Mr Manson’s psycho cronies takes place. Now firmly out of the shadows of Harvey Weinstein and back in action, it looks like Tarantino has still got it.