As wild as it may seem, August 2021 has already come to a close and the end of the year is rapidly looming on the horizon. And while there have been some recent hiccups and delays in major movie release dates, there is still plenty of film and television in the months to come, even as summer blockbuster season comes to an auspicious end and September kicks off in earnest.
Here are all the biggest trailers, teasers and promos released the first week of September 2021 for movies, television and video games. And judging by the entertainment coming for the big screen, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video in the months to come, 2021 is looking to enter its last stretch with plenty to keep audiences riveted.
One of the most hard-hitting original anime series on Netflix is Baki Hanma, adapting the manga series Baki the Grappler by Keisuke Itagaki, and it’s returning for its third season later this month. A subtitled trailer for Season 3 reveals that the 12-episode season will continue the over-the-top fighting that has made the franchise so endearing for decades as Baki takes on formidable, new opponents.
Based on the manga series Baki the Grappler by Keisuke Itagaki, Baki Hanma Season 3 premieres on Sept. 30 on Netflix.
With last year’s online event DC FanDome a rousing success, promoting the latest DC projects across comics, television, film and video games, DC Entertainment has set the stage for a follow-up event this year. A trailer heralding DC FanDome’s second event, set to launch next month, promises some major announcements and sneak peeks from the biggest movies and games slated for the months to come, including The Batman and Black Adam.
DC FanDome kicks off Oct. 16 at 10 am PST.
The acclaimed Apple TV+ original series Dickinson returns for its third and final season in November, with the Victorian satire series taking Emily Dickinson into the heart of the American Civil War. With the country torn apart and threatening to engulf her family, Season 3 is poised to see Dickinson asking questions about the validity of her art in such a volatile time.
Created by Alena Smith, Dickinson Season 3 premieres Nov. 5 on Apple TV+.
While Doom Patrol Season 2 ended on an abrupt cliffhanger last year, the HBO Max original series is set to not only resolve the dangling plot threads but also go even wackier with its upcoming third season. The latest trailer for Season 3 features the misfit superhero team menaced by the Brotherhood of Evil, and offshoot Sisterhood of Dada, all while teasing the patently bizarre set of hijinks the heroes are up for in the third season.
Developed for television by Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol Season 3 premieres Sept. 23 on HBO Max.
Jurassic World Evolution 2
One of the most fun twists on the theme park management simulator genre is Jurassic World Evolution, giving players the chance to design and manage their own Jurassic Park-themed tourist location. After last year’s successful first video game, Jurassic World Evolution 2 launches this November, with a trailer teasing all the new customization options and challenges players face running a dinosaur-filled theme park.
Developed and published by Frontier Developments, Jurassic World Evolution 2 will be released Nov. 9 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
While filmmaker James Wan may be currently focused on helming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the director is returning to his horror roots with this month’s Malignant. Elevating beyond the horror genre, the trailer features a young woman realizing that there may be something sinister behind the seemingly imaginary friend that she had throughout her childhood.
Directed, produced and co-written by James Wan, Malignant opens Sept. 10 in theaters and on HBO Max.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
The tactical RPG title Marvel’s Midnight Suns has released a trailer showcasing the intense, turn-based gameplay and dialogue options players can choose from as they battle demons with a team of Marvel superheroes. And showcasing an all-star cast of characters and interactive environments as the heroes battle to save the day, Midnight Suns is shaping up to be a memorable video game experience.
Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be released March 2022 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Popular filmmaker Roland Emmerich helms a new disaster epic with next year’s Moonfall, after previously directing big-budget disaster movies like The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. As the title suggests, Moonfall features the Moon poised to collide with the Earth, resulting in a complete global cataclysm as the two celestial bodies move closer while an all-star cast attempts to avert the disaster.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Moonfall opens in theaters Feb. 4.
No Time to Die
The end of Daniel Craig’s celebrated tenure as iconic super-spy James Bond is coming to an end, with the release of his fifth and final film in the role, No Time to Die. In an action-packed final trailer for the film, Craig’s 007 history is revisited in key scenes from the preceding movies in the series before he launches into an explosive showdown with the new supervillain Safin for the fate of the free world.
Directed and co-written by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die will be released in theaters Oct. 8.
One of the biggest Netflix original movies of the year is a comedic crime caper in Red Notice, boasting an all-star cast with Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynold and Dwayne Johnson. While Gadot and Reynolds portray rival master thieves and career criminals, Johnson is the FBI operative tasked with bringing them both down. But as two criminals are tracked around the world, it quickly becomes clear why the two have gained such notoriety.
Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Red Notice premieres on Netflix Nov. 12.
Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
Sana Kirioka’s popular manga series Taisho Otome Fairy Tale, which originally ran from 2015 to 2017, is getting an anime adaptation next month. Streaming on Funimation, the historical romance follows a social pariah named Tamahiko Shima in 1920s Japan who gains an effervescent wife in Yuzuki Tachibana, who teaches him to love and embrace the wonders the world has to offer.
Directed by Jun Hatori and based on the manga series of the same name created by Sana Kirioka, Taisho Otome Fairy Tale premieres on Oct. 9 on Funimation.
Teasing Master Takagi-San
The romantic-comedy anime franchise Teasing Master Takagi-San is getting a new season and anime film next year as it continues to adapt the manga story by Sōichirō Yamamoto. A trailer continues the story of middle school classmates Takagi and Nishikata as they maintain a flirtatious friendship while still too shy to reveal their true feelings for one another.
Based on the manga series of the same name by Sōichirō Yamamoto, Teasing Master Takagi-San Season 3 premieres in Japan this January while the anime film will premiere sometime in 2022.
As What If…? reaches its halfway point, Doctor Strange plays a particularly big role in another parallel universe tale. A teaser trailer for the series’ fourth episode posits an alternate origin for Stephen Strange, with the car accident that cost him full use of his hands tragically claiming the life of his girlfriend Christine Palmer. And while Strange proceeds to take up magical training, like his main Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart, the teaser suggests much darker things to come for this particular Master of the Mystic Arts.
Created by A.C. Bradley, What If…? releases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney+.
The Wheel of Time
Amazon Prime Video’s next enormously ambitious original series is The Wheel of Time, adapting the fantasy novel series by Robert Jordan. The debut trailer for the upcoming television series showcases a society rebuilding after a cataclysmic event ominously known as the Breaking of the World. And as different factions struggle to survive, the characters must learn to tap into their innate abilities while facing an ancient evil.
Developed for television by Rafe Judkins, The Wheel of Time premieres Nov. 19 on Amazon Prime Video.
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