From new television premieres to upcoming movies, this past week was packed with new trailers and promos as October 2020 continues.
As October 2020 hits its halfway point, the spookiest month of the year continues to unveil all sorts of tricks and treats in the lead-up to Halloween. From new television premieres to video-game titles slated to launch this holiday season, there was a wave of fresh trailers teasing new and exciting upcoming releases.
Here are all the biggest trailers, teasers and promos from this past week.
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The popular online shooter Apex Legends is getting its seventh season of DLC next month, complete with new skins for characters and weapons. In a promo for the upcoming DLC season, Mirage recounts the story so far for the game's first six seasons while teasing a bevy of new loot and collectibles. Developer Respawn Entertainment has confirmed the Championship Edition for the game will include the first six seasons of DLC for new players joining in on the mayhem.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, Apex Legends is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version will release in late 2020. Apex Legends Champion Edition will go on sale when Season 7 which is expected to debut in early-to-mid November launches.
Bob's Burgers Season 11 rings in Halloween in its upcoming fourth episode, titled "Heartbreak Hotel-oween." A pair of clips accompany a promo for the episode in which the Belcher children find themselves trick-or-treating inside a creepy hotel. Now that Fox has renewed the Emmy Award-winning animated series for two additional seasons, fans will likely get to see the Belcher family celebrate even more Halloweens in the future.
Created by Loren Bouchard, Bob's Burgers stars H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal. The series airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
Fans were thrilled to learn that the acclaimed crime series Dexter is returning for a revival miniseries on Showtime, with original star Michael C. Hall reprising his role as serial killer Dexter Morgan. To celebrate the news, Showtime released a teaser promo in the style of the original series' opening credits. While details on the miniseries are still under wraps, it will run for ten episodes and principal photography is expected to begin next year.
Created by Clyde Phillips and starring Michael C. Hall, Showtime's Dexter limited series does not yet have a release date.
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Based on the BOOM! Studios comic-book series of the same name, The Empty Man is poised to scare movie audiences in time for Halloween. The first trailer has been releasedfor the horror film, which follows a group of teens in a small Midwestern town that use an empty bottle on a bridge to summon the urban legend. As a retired cop begins to investigate their disturbing disappearances, he stumbles on a town-wide conspiracy that puts himself and those close to him in grave danger.
Based on the comic book by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey, The Empty Man is written and directed by David Prior and stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The film opens in theaters on Oct. 23.
HBO's acclaimed adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials is returning next month for its second season, and it's poised to go bigger than ever. In a new trailer for Season 2, Lord Asriel opens a gateway between worlds while Lyra follows him into the unknown to help Will search for his missing father. The production managed to film all but one episode of Season 2 -- a standalone episode focused on Asriel -- before being shutdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Premiering on HBO on Nov. 16 at 9:00. ET/PT, His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen as Lyra, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby and Andrew Scott as John Parry.
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Nicolas Cage's next film, Jiu Jitsu, blends martial arts and science fiction. Based on the comic-book title of the same name by Jim McGrath and director Dimitri Logothetis, the film sees a team of martial artists take on a group of alien invaders for the fate of Earth. The movie follows a young warrior named Jake who is trained by Wylie to battle for humanity.
Directed by Dimitri Logothetis, Jiu Jitsu stars Nicolas Cage, Marie Avgeropoulos, Frank Grillo, Tony Jaa, Marrese Crump and Juju Chan. The film arrives in theaters and on video on demand Nov. 20.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is only weeks away and Lucasfilm has officially kicked off the countdown to the Disney+ series' return. In the new season, a vengeful Moff Gideon resurfaces with his trusty darksaber to hunt down the eponymous gunslinger and the Force-sensitive child. The latest promo teases an epic battle against squads of Stormtroopers, with Cara Dune and Greef Karga back in action when audiences return to that galaxy far, far away.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Taika Waititi and Emily Swallow. Season 2 premieres Oct. 30 on Disney+.
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Filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation of the popular Capcom video-game franchise Monster Hunter is still on track for a theatrical release, and its new trailer showcases the film's signature creatures. Following an elite squad transported to an alternate world -- and armed to the teeth with advanced weaponry -- the filmmakers strove to ensure the adaptation would take direct visual inspiration from its video-game source material.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Monster Hunter stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip "T.I." Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman. The film arrives in theaters Dec. 30.
The Xbox Series X|S is getting a new console-exclusive title just in time for the holidays with the recently announced Mrkredd. A puzzle game based on light and shadow, the gameboastsboth single-player and two-player cooperative gameplay modes in which players use a light orb to solve puzzles based on Nordic culture and long Scandinavian winters.
Developed by Aspyr and Hyper Games, Mrkredd will launch as an Xbox console exclusive coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass, in addition to Microsoft Store and Steam, in December for $19.99 USD.
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The Batman prequel series Pennyworth returns for its second season this December on EPIX, and a trailer teases what's in store for the title character as Alfred leaves London for a fresh start in the United States. Thomas Wayne's friendship with Alfred continues to blossom in Season 2, while the clip offers brief glimpses of Arkham Asylum and Lucius Fox. The series will go on a brief hiatus shortly after its season premiere, and return for the second half of Season 2 sometime in 2021.
Developed by former Gotham collaborators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Jessica Ellerby as the Queen and Simon Manyonda as Lucius Fox. Season 2 premieres Dec. 13 on EPIX.
The villainous Salem resurfaces in the latest trailer for RWBY Volume 8, which will center on an epic war for the fate of Atlas and Remnant. Narrated by Salem herself, the antagonist plans to use the Relic of Knowledge to bend Remnant to her will while Ruby Rose leads her fellow heroes in preparation for the coming conflict.
Created by Monty Oum, Rooster Teeth Animation's RWBY stars Lindsay Jones as Ruby Rose, Kara Eberle as Weiss Schnee, Arryn Zech as Blake Belladonna and Barbara Dunkelman as Yang Xiao Long. Volume 8 premieres on Nov. 7.
The online battle arena game SMITE is gainingsix new character skins next month, all based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A promo set to the classic animated series' theme song showcases each of the four turtles as they'll appear in the game. Additionally, the turtles' mentor, Master Splinter, and the villainous Shredder will be included in the DLC expansion.
Developed by Hi-Rez Studios, SMITE is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Disney announced that Pixar's latest feature film Soul will forego a theatrical release and arrive on Disney+ instead. A new trailer for the animated film shows main character, Joe, a musician and music teacher, awaken in the afterlife after dying in a tragic accident. If Joe hopes to return to life, he must reunite his soul with his body before his death becomes permanent. So far, Soul has been universally acclaimed by critics, signaling another success for Pixar.
Directed by Pete Docter, Soul stars Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Rachel House, Richard Ayoade and Angela Bassett. The film will debut on Disney+ on Dec. 25.
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 has officially launched, bringing its characters to a bold, new future after the collapse of the United Federation and Starfleet. Now beyond all established Star Trek canon, Michael Burnham and her crew try to learn what happened in the 930 years since they transported to the future and figure out how to reignite the Federation's goal of establishing an idyllic, unified society once again.
Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, David Ajala as Cleveland "Book" Booker, Blu del Barrio as Adira, Ian Alexander as Grey, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. New episodes of Season 3 air on Thursdays.
Supernatural is finally back for its last stretch of episodes before the long-running CW series closes out its fifteenth and final season. In a promo for the season's latest episode, titled "Gimme Shelter," Castiel warns Sam and Dean Winchester not to recklessly charge into their epic rematch with God. Plus, Castiel takes Dean aside to reveal a deeply held secret that could change the ensemble's dynamic forever.
Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Alexander Calvert, Supernatural airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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