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The best new movie trailers: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Alita,’ and more

Rick Marshall

Crafting the perfect movie trailer is hard work. There must be enough intrigue to get the audience excited without revealing too much about the film’s plot points and key moments (even then, things don’t always work out perfectly). Because of the sheer volume of new movie trailers being released in a given week, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding them up and separating the good from the bad for you. Check out the latest must-see trailers below, whether you’re looking for action, horror, comedy, or something else.

It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Spoiler alert! Tread carefully, friends. (Note: All release dates are for the United States.)

‘Avengers: Endgame’

One of the biggest movies of all time has spawned one of the most-anticipated sequels of all time in Avengers: Endgame, the follow-up to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. It’s no surprise that things look grim for Marvel’s heroes in the first teaser trailer for the film. Half of the living creatures in the universe were wiped from existence by Thanos, and Iron Man is adrift in space without food or water and with very little oxygen. But hey, Ant-Man is back! In an interesting development, the trailer not only revealed the film’s official title, but also gave the movie a new release date, a full week earlier than the original premiere date.

Release date: April 26, 2019

‘Bumblebee’

Just a few weeks away from the premiere of Transformers spinoff/prequel film Bumblebee, we have a new clip from the movie introducing two of the Decepticon villains Bumblebee will battle. The brief preview features “Triple-Changer” characters Shatter (voiced by Angela Bassett) and Dropkick (voiced by Justin Theroux) attempting to convince John Cena’s character that Bumblebee (aka “B-127”) is a dangerous fugitive they’re pursuing on Earth. This is the first good look we’ve had at these new characters and their ability to change into not one, but two alternate modes. Early impressions of Bumblebee are good, so maybe it’s okay to be cautiously optimistic?

Release date: December 21

‘Captain Marvel’

The second full-length trailer for Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie is an exciting one, with plenty of scenes featuring Brie Larson’s cosmic superhero character flying high and kicking butts — both human and alien, by the look of things. This preview offers a bit more footage of Samuel Jackson’s younger, eyepatch-less Nick Fury, as well as some great sequences of Captain Marvel in action. It’s hard to believe we’re only a few months away from this film premiering in theaters, given how little we’ve seen of it so far, but knowing Marvel, that could change soon.

Release date: March 8, 2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Every clip of this film from director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk ‘Til Dawn) looks better than the last, and if you don’t mind the heavy CG factor in this adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga Battle Angel Alita, you might be in for a real treat. The film’s release date was pushed back to polish the visual effects, and the extra effort appears to have paid off with some great cyborg action in this particular fight sequence. Alita follows a cyborg who’s discovered in a junk pile by a kind scientist (Christoph Waltz) and rehabilitated, only to discover that her mysterious past hides some disturbing secrets. The adaptation has been one of James Cameron’s pet projects for several years now, and he co-wrote the film’s screenplay, along with serving as a producer.

Release date: February 14, 2019