Another week, another round of exciting trailers. And this week is extra special because many of those trailers will be coming to us through the annual pop-culture circus that is San Diego Comic-Con. Unfortunately, we won’t see many of the best offerings until the weekend, but we’ve already got the first proper trailer for Luke Cage, a new look at The Walking Dead’s next season, The Magnificent Seven in action, and more.
Check out some of the best trailers of the week below.
LUKE CAGE If you watched Marvel and Netflix’s series Jessica Jones a few months back, then you already know Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a badass bartender from Harlem with super strength and unbreakable skin. Well, you’re about to get to know him a lot better, because he’s getting his own show. Yesterday Marvel delivered the first trailer and…well, he’s a Bad Man knockin’ down doors while Ol’ Dirty Bastard is playing, so what more could you want?
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
It’s very, very easy to be skeptical about a remake of one of the greatest Western films ever produced, but…damn, this just looks cool. The flick stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as the two leaders of a ragtag group of fighters who team up to help a small town seek revenge on a ruthless army of bandits. It’s a simle premise that sets up a lot of awesome action, and as usual, Pratt’s got the charm on full blast.
XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
Not content to rule the box office with the Fast and the Furious franchise, Vin Diesel has opted to return as super spy Xander Cage for the third installment in the xXx franchise. Look…there’s really only one thing you need to know about this trailer: Vin Diesel skiis through a rainforest. Really.
HANDS OF STONE
More than three decades ago, Robert DeNiro won an Oscar for his portrayal of legendary boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. Now, he’s taking on the trainer role as legendary trainer Ray Arcel as he trains the iconic boxer Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) for his fight against Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher). It could be a generic biopic, but it looks stunning so far.
THE WALKING DEAD
The smash hit zombie series debuted its Season 7 trailer today at Comic-Con, and no, it does not give away any details of that frustrating cliffhanger. It does, however, deliver a new character who calls himself a King and has a literal pet tiger.