It looks like the final nice days of 2016 are sadly behind us, so it’s time to start spending your weekend afternoons indoors. But it’s not all bad news, as there are plenty of great new movies coming out that you’ll want to see in theaters (or on Netflix) this winter.
Here are the trailers from the past week that have us stoked for their respective movies.
Sure an alien invasion isn’t the most original premise, but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited for this movie that has Amy Adams saving the world. This is the final intense trailer for the sci-fi thriller, and it arrives in theaters on November 11th.
While most movies based on video games over the years have been decidedly underwhelming, Assassin’s Creed looks like it might actually be a solid adaptation. The big-budget flick stars Michael Fassbender, and a sequel is already in development. You can see it in theaters on December 21, 2016.
Before Barack Obama was the most powerful man in the free world, he was a college kid called “Barry” at Columbia trying to figure it out. That’s the period in our president’s life this upcoming Netflix movie explores, with Hollywood neophyte Devon Terrell thrust into the difficult position of depicting the most famous man on the planet. Barry looks like the type of dramatized origin story that will appeal more to President Obama’s supporters than his detractors, but regardless of your political views it’ll be cool to see how the current president is depicted on-screen. You’ll be able to watch it on Netflix on December 16, 2016.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The first Guardians of Galaxy showed that Marvel could make lesser-known superheroes the focus of a feature film, and have it become among the most beloved of the company’s movies. Guardians had the perfect combination of dope special effects and legit laughs, and we’re hopeful from this sneak peak that Vol. 2 will have more of the same. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out until May 5, 2017 though.
Marvel is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Hollywood, and this week they gave us not one but two trailers for surefire blockbusters set for release in 2017. It’s hard to gage what Logan is exactly about from the trailer, but Hugh Jackman reprises his role as a grizzled Wolverine and it looks like he’ll be kicking ass again in what’s being billed as the final Wolverine movie. It hits theaters on March 3, 2017.