Screen Crusades: Winter 2022 Trailer Roundup

Screen Crusades: Winter 2022 Trailer Roundup

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

We look at all the new trailers for some of the biggest upcoming movies, like a bear on cocaine and the return of the Transformers

December has arrived which means a big holiday season at the movies is upon us as always. In addition to the excitement of this month's upcoming releases like Avatar: The Way of Water, several new trailers have been unveiled in the past few days for some of next year's biggest movies.

As usual, Disney dominates the pack when it comes to theatrical events but thankfully there's still some room for equally as weighty blockbusters from some rival studios in the mix. Many of these have been anticipated for quite some time and it sure does seem like they have the potential to live up to the hype.

Check out our roundup of the recent movie trailers below:

'The Mean One' December 9th, 2022 (Theaters)

The Grinch steals a lot more than Christmas in this forthcoming horror parody/sequel to the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale. Terrifer 2's very own David Howard Thornton plays the titular green meanie while Krystle Martin plays an adult Cindy You-Know-Who out for revenge twenty years later. Probably best not to take the kids to this one.

'When You Finish Saving the World' January 20th, 2023 (Theaters)

In this directing debut from acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg, Evelyn (Julianne Moore) and her oblivious son Ziggy (Finn Wolfhard) seek out replacements for each other. Evelyn desperately tries to parent an unassuming teenager at her shelter, while Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant and political young woman at school.

'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' February 17th, 2023

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), along with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors returns as Kang the Conqueror from Loki.

'Cocaine Bear' February 24th (Theaters)

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood. Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect 2) from a screenplay by Jimmy Warden (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Cocaine Bear is produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs. The Machines).

'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' April 7th, 2023 (Theaters)

The hotly anticipated feature-length animated adaptation of the legendary video game series is finally at hand. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' May 5th, 2023 (Theaters)

In this emotional and climactic third film from James Gunn, the galaxy's biggest losers face their toughest, and possibly final, mission. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.

'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' June 9th, 2023 (Theaters)

Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. (The Land, Creed II) and starring Anthony Ramos (In the Heights, The Bad Guys) and Dominique Fishback (Project Power, Judas and the Black Messiah).

'Indiana Jone and the Dial of Destiny' June 30th, 2023 (Theaters)

Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise, directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan). Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renee Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Oliver Richters (Black Widow), Ethann Isidore (Mortel) and Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore). Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original in 1981, is once again composing the score.
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