“Avengers: Endgame” isn’t the only Marvel franchise to release the last trailer for its supposedly final installment this week. The “X-Men” series is also coming to a close with “Dark Phoenix.”
‘Dark Phoenix’ (June 7)
“We’re doing space missions now?” X-Men’s Quicksilver (Evan Peters) asks. “Cool.” Or maybe not: thanks to the superhero squad’s interstellar rescue expedition, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) morphs into an apparently evil — and seemingly invincible — mutant nicknamed Phoenix. “When I lose control, bad things happen,” she says. “But it feels good.” Still, the trailer’s most shocking sight might be Jessica Chastain, who trades her red hair for a white-blond mane as Phoenix’s mentor.
‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ (Aug. 2)
After dropping a three-minute trailer just before Super Sunday, the Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham vehicle goes even longer with a 217-second follow-up. (We’ll wait while you do the math.) In this ridiculously stunt-packed clip, the American security agent and the British mercenary put aside their personal and cultural differences to face off against a genetically enhanced villain (Idris Elba) who declares himself “the Black Superman.” The action spans the globe from Britain to Hawaii, where Hobbs enlists his brothers for some old-school hand-to-hand combat. Fast: Check. Furious: Check.
‘Child’s Play’ (June 21)
The initial teaser for this horror-movie reboot gave us only a glance at the demonic doll Chucky, but the first trailer lets us hear him — and he sounds a bit like Luke Skywalker. That’s because Mark Hamill replaces Brad Dourif as the voice of the murderous dummy, who wishes his young owner, Andy (Gabriel Bateman), a deeply creepy “good night.” As the spot notes, the new “Child’s Play” comes from the producers of “It.”
‘Playmobil: The Movie’ (Aug. 9 in Britain)
Gabriel Bateman’s in jeopardy again, this time when his character disappears into the animated world of the titular toy line, and his sister (Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on an adventure to retrieve him. The round-handed action figures are more popular in Europe than the United States. (It’ll hit British theaters on Aug. 9; an American release date hasn’t been set yet.) The trailer’s generic gags don’t help, either. Even with Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, giving voice to the spy Rex Dasher, “Playmobil: The Movie” seems less than magical.
‘The Perfection’ (May 24)
Forgive us if we don’t trust Allison Williams after her character’s startling switcheroo in “Get Out.” She’s back in another horror flick — this one will debut on Netflix — and she seems to be up to no good again. In this one, she plays a cellist who’s ostensibly bent on revenge against a younger rival (Logan Browning). The trailer gives away one of the movie’s biggest twists, so if you don’t want it spoiled, don’t watch. But there are plenty more scares in store: Think “Black Swan” with strings.