With Comic-Con in full swing in San Diego this week, we’ve already seen a bunch of exciting trailers for upcoming TV series.

But now it’s time to check out some of the hottest trailers for future movies, and we have quite a few interesting ones for you.

Here’s our top 8 releases for this weekend…

Wonder Woman

Warner Bros. Pictures delivered a welcome surprise Saturday at Comic-Con by releasing the first trailer for Wonder Woman.

Set during WWI, the trailer takes us to Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) home island of Themyscira where the first man she’s ever seen (Chris Pine) is recovering from a plane crash.

What follows is an amazing collage of imagery of Wonder Woman kicking ass, wending her way through WWI-era culture (keep your eyes peeled for the amazing sword dinner dress!) and delivering a few awesome lines that hit all the right female empowerment notes.

Suicide Squad

Margot Robbie’s comic book baddie Harley Quinn is one of the most hotly anticipated characters among all the films due to emerge from Warner’s DC Extended Universe.

Fans cheered as they were shown the final Suicide Squad trailer ahead of its 5 August release, which focused on the bubblegum-popping Quinn.

“Everyone was doing all this action – I was doing it wearing heels,” Robbie said of the shoot, which took place last year in Toronto and Chicago.

Kong: Skull Island

King Kong is back, and bigger than ever.

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island on Saturday, following its panel presentation in Comic-Con Hall H with stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. Suffice it to say, no King Kong, cinematic or otherwise, has ever been quite as large as this one, in a movie from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

The studio that brought you the biggest Godzilla in the history of giant radioactive lizards now presents the biggest ancient ape living on a remote island that the big screen has ever embiggened.

Blair Witch

Lionsgate has set a Sept. 16 launch for “Blair Witch,” the third film in the found-footage horror franchise — and the first in 16 years.

The studio revealed the project Friday night at Comic-Con at what had been billed as a screening of “The Woods,” releasing a poster and trailer. The updated story, directed by Adam Wingard, is set in the remote Maryland woods where three filmmakers disappeared 20 years ago.

Lionsgate had been promoting the film as “The Woods” in recent months, then switched the name Friday.

“Blair Witch” centers on a group of college students venturing into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of the sister of one of the students — who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.

The new trailer for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

While it shows off all the fantastic new parts of J.K. Rowling’s American wizarding world, it also comes with a message that is surprisingly relevant this election season.

The trailer has some material that we’ve seen before: Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander arrives in 1926 New York City along with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Predictably, they escape, putting magical authorities after Scamander, while throwing the magical world into disarray.


Oliver Stone (who made his first appearance at Comic Con yesterday) jumps into the Edward Snowden controversy with Snowden, a look at the personal story of the CIA and NSA worker who exposed the vast illegal surveillance activities of his employers.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Snowden, tackling the real man’s unique cadence. Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage also star in this September 16 release.

Doctor Strange

Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange” movie, directed by Scott Derrickson, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a former medical doctor turned mystic with magical powers that would impress even the likes of Dumbledore.

Fans got a closer look at the film’s roster of characters and stunning special effects during Marvel’s Hall H (that’s the big one) presentation at San Diego Comic-Con.

In the new trailer released on Saturday, Stephen Strange goes on a journey of enlightenment under the tutelage of a Yoda-meets-Pema-Chodron character called the Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton.

King Arthur

The first trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword looks like it’s going to be absolutely nuts.

Guy Ritchie has made a name for himself with films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Sherlock Holmes, and he’s carried that same distinctive dialogue and visual style over to the Arthurian legend. Charlie Hunnam plays a rough-and-tumble Arthur who grew up in the streets, only to discover that his birthright was stolen from him.

There’s an incredible cast lined up for this as well: in addition to Hunnam, the film also stars Jude Law (AI, Sherlock Holmes), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Eric Bana (Star Trek) and Katie McGrath (Jurassic World).

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