New trailers: Mockingjay Part 2, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, and more

All the shows and movies you should be looking out for


Here we go again. Huge fall movies are starting to make their presence known, with three enormous names putting out trailers this week (Hunger Games, Ridley Scott's adaptation of The Martian, and Spielberg's spy thriller). Outside of that, there's still a lot of interesting stuff going on, ranging from Disney animation to an adaptation of Scream for MTV. You can see this week's 11 trailers worth watching below.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Mockingjay Part 2 may still be months away, but a first look at it is already here. A teaser debuted this week showing everything in the film coming to an appropriately huge climax, which is about what you should expect from a "Part 2." It'll be out November 20th.

The Martian

This looks like it should be some good sci-fi. Ridley Scott's latest film is based on the popular novel The Martian, about an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars. It looks like a story about survival and ingenuity rather than battles and explosions, which is always an exciting change of pace. The cast is also packed with incredible names. It'll be out October 2nd.

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg's latest film is a Cold War spy thriller with Tom Hanks as the star. Basically, there's a lot to like here, including the fact that the Coen Brothers worked on the script. It'll be out October 16th.

The Program

The Program is about how Lance Armstrong's use of performance-enhancing drugs was eventually uncovered. It's obviously a fascinating story, and this film is even based on a book by David Walsh, the journalist who was instrumental in uncovering Armstrong's drug use. I also love that Dustin Hoffman just kinda pops up? There's no release date for the film just yet.


Disney's Zootopia doesn't come out until next year, but the studio is already starting to introduce the film to audiences. And that's really all this is: an animated introduction where Jason Bateman explains what's going on. It's hard to get too excited about some talking animals just yet, but Disney still has plenty of time to show more. It comes out next year on March 4th.


I think it's pretty safe to say that Scream Queens is going to be the best TV series with Scream in its name this fall, but it's still interesting to see how MTV is trying to take Scream and adapt it for TV. This latest trailer shows that it's maybe kind of hokey. It starts June 30th.


This movie certainly seems to live up to its name. Creep is the latest low-budget horror film out Blumhouse, so you can probably imagine its found-footage vibe and perpetually eerie atmosphere. It's about a cameraman who spends a day filming a weird dude out in the forest, and things appear to get really messed up as the day goes on. It'll be on iTunes starting June 23rd and on Netflix beginning July 14th.

A Deadly Adoption

Why are Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig starring in a Lifetime movie? I'm not sure that anyone knows, but hopefully the result is the two of them having a lot of fun on screen. It premieres June 20th.

Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex

Rian Johnson tweeted this out, saying that Creature Designers is the result of his friends traveling "the world interviewing creature FX masters for the past few years." And that result seems pretty fascinating. If you're curious how the most incredible movie creatures are made, you should definitely check this out. There's no date yet on its actual release.

The Man from UNCLE

Here's the second trailer for Guy Ritchie's update to NBC's classic spy show. Ritchie is clearly trying to bring a ton of style to this film, but this trailer makes it all feel a bit uneven — like it's too stuck in classic spy conventions even as it tries to take a sly approach to them. It's out on August 14th.

Rock the Kasbah

I have very little idea what's going on in this movie or why it's going on or how well any of it is going, but whatever, you just kinda watch it when it stars Bill Murray and Zooey Deschanel and also somehow Bruce Willis is involved. It's out October 23rd.