San Diego Comic-Con International is going virtual this year with Comic-Con@Home, and although the world’s largest comics and pop culture convention isn’t an in-person event in 2020, Comic-Con is still delivering plenty of sneak peeks at the most-anticipated movies and television series on the horizon.
Comic-Con@Home kicked off Wednesday, July 22, and offers more than 350 virtual panels you can stream from the comfort of your home and your viewing device of choice. With that many panels, there’s a lot of new information out there for fans, so we’ve sifted through all of the announcements to bring you the best trailers and clips that have debuted so far. We’ll be updating this article throughout the five-day event as more movie and TV previews are released.
HBO’s upcoming series Lovecraft Country promises to blend the real-world horrors of America’s deep south in the 1950s with the supernatural terror of H.P. Lovecraft in an adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name. The latest trailer for Lovecraft Country lives up to that description with plenty of scares — both from human characters and some decidedly non-human elements.
The New Mutants
The X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has had a troubled road to the screen, but that journey will hopefully be over soon, and 20th Century Studios is hoping to get people excited about the movie finally making it to theaters. At the end of the film’s Comic-Con panel (around the 24:20 mark in the video above), the entire first scene from the movie was shown, as well as a compilation of exciting and scary scenes from the film that verges on spoiler territory — so consider yourself warned.
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Orion Pictures kicked off Comic-Con in a big way with the announcement that Bill & Ted Face the Music will be released via on-demand and in theaters on the same day (September 1). That news was accompanied by a new trailer for the film, which brings back Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the titular, time-traveling slacker saviors of the universe.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
We finally have our first look at Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming animated series set in the Star Trek universe created by Rick & Morty writer Mike McMahan. The Comic-Con preview of Lower Decks makes it abundantly clear that this isn’t a cartoon for kids, but it is intended for any adults who ever wondered who gets the duty of cleaning up the messes Starfleet leaves behind.
The first trailer for Amazon Studios’ Utopia debuted during the show’s Comic-Con panel and introduced audiences to the conspiracy-filled story of a group of comic book fans who discover that their favorite series has become disturbingly accurate at predicting terrible threats to humanity. The series comes from award-winning screenwriter Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects) and premieres this fall.
His Dark Materials, season 2
The first season of His Dark Materials was a hit for HBO, and now fans of the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s saga have their first look at where the next season of the show will bring Lyra (Dafne Keen), Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson), and Lord Asriel (James McAvoy), among others. New worlds await, it seems, and new dangers, too.
The Boys, season 2
There were plenty of shocking moments in the first season of The Boys, so it’s fitting that the clip from season 2, which debuted during the show’s Thursday panel, is, well … not for the squeamish. Amazon Studios’ ultraviolent, irreverent series returns September 4, and now that it’s been renewed for a third season, fans can look forward to even more mayhem to come.
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg reunite for this Amazon Studios original series that follows a group of part-time paranormal investigators who uncover a conspiracy that could bring about the end of the world. During the show’s Comic-Con panel, Amazon premiered the first trailer for the show, which debuts in the fall.
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