San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is absolutely jam-packed with exclusive trailers. For many fans, SDCC is one of the biggest events of the year. Studios and networks are expected to put on a show, and many choose to drop first footage, concept art, and trailers at Comic-Con.
SDCC 2019 will have a little less content than usual, with Warner Bros. (and thus DC) skipping Comic-Con for the first time in 20 years, while Sony and Universal aren't putting on their usual Hall H panels. But these absences at SDCC 2019 give other studios a chance to shine, and both Paramount and HBO are making big pushes. Meanwhile, trailers are expected for all the DCTV shows - including the upcoming Batwoman series.
With so much news coming, it's very easy for even the most dedicated fan to lose track. Given that's the case, here we're collecting all the trailers that drop throughout SDCC 2019. This will be updated as new footage is released, so make sure to keep checking back.
IT Chapter Two Final Trailer
Warner Bros. took advantage of San Diego Comic-Con's ScareDiego event to wow attendees with footage from IT Chapter 2. A day later, the IT Chapter 2 trailer released online, promising Round Two between Pennywise and the now-adult Losers. Judging by the trailers, IT Chapter Two will be trippier and freakier than its predecessor, even as it dives deeper into the themes of childhood trauma that the first IT movie explored.
Top Gun: Maverick Official Trailer
Tom Cruise is due to reprise his iconic role as Pete Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick, and he surprised the crowd in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 by taking the stage immediately after the conclusion to the Terminator: Dark Fate panel. To the delight of attendees, he unveiled an unexpected Top Gun: Maverick trailer. From Ed Harris' chastising of Cruise's titular character, it looks like Maverick will be serving as the flight instructor to a new generation of hotshot Navy pilots - Bradley Bradshaw included - and struggling to accept that, thanks to advances in technology, his kind are beginning to become a thing of the past. It's also jam-packed with nostalgic beats, including that iconic theme.
Terminator: Dark Fate Footage - San Diego Comic-Con Featurette
There'd been intense speculation that Paramount would release a second Terminator: Dark Fate trailer at SDCC 2019, but instead they dropped an action-packed featurette that blends additional scenes with BTS footage. The focus is very much on the returning Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton as "Carl" and Sarah Connor respectively. The featurette is light on the new characters, like Mackenzie Davis' new cybernetic soldier character, and takes the nostalgic approach instead.
The Russo Brothers-produced 21 Bridges has gotten a new trailer for San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The drama stars Chadwick Boseman as Andre Davis, an NYPD detective who's still haunted by the death of his father - a police officer who was killed in the line of duty - from when he was a child. 21 Bridges was originally supposed to hit theaters last week, but was pushed back to late September. This delay means the Russo brothers have been able to release a brand new trailer for 21 Bridges, promoting the film at their Hall H panel at SDCC.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Red Band Trailer
Director Kevin Smith dropped the first red band trailer for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. It's certainly an appropriate trailer to release at Comic-Con 2019, given the plot sees Jay and Silent Bob heading to a fan convention called "Chronic Con," which has an amusingly familiar logo. The film looks set to include all the usual themes of Askewniverse movies: pop culture, comic books, self-aware humor, slacker comedy and, of course, lots and lots of weed.
The Walking Dead Season 10 Trailer
Unsurprisingly, AMC used The Walking Dead's SDCC 2019 panel to unveil a trailer for The Walking Dead season 10 and confirm the show's October 6 release date. The Whisperer War will continue to play out, as Alexandria seeks revenge for the ten people who were murdered during the Fair. The trailer teases that Negan's redemption arc will continue, suggesting that he will join the battle against the Whisperers.
Fear The Walking Dead Midseason Trailer
To the delight of Comic-Con 2019 attendees, AMC also released a Fear The Walking Dead midseason trailer for season 5. The Fear The Walking Dead trailer itself offers up a good look at some of what’s to come in the second half of season 5, but it mostly focuses on the survivors themselves and what a unique group of characters they have become. Much of that is due to the video "shot by" Althea (Maggie Grace) in her ongoing effort to document the presumed end of civilization, should another one rise from its ashes.
Star Trek: Picard Trailer
Sir Patrick Stewart is resuming his voyages, albeit not on the Enterprise, in Star Trek: Picard. The upcoming CBS All-Access TV series, which will be streamed internationally by Amazon, is set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, which saw Data sacrifice his life. Picard has retired from Starfleet - but, as the Star Trek: Picard trailer demonstrates, he's called back into action by a mysterious woman named Dahj (Isa Briones). She's clearly a former Borg - and the end of the trailer hints that the threat of the Borg is returning to imperil the Federation once again. Fortunately Picard has some familiar friends to call upon for help.
The Witcher Season 1 Trailer
Netflix shared a first look at Henry Cavill in action in The Witcher. With networks and streaming services alike trying to fill the void left by the recently concluded Game of Thrones, The Witcher is making its move; speaking at the SDCC 2019 panel, Henry Cavill joked about the sheer amount of time he had to train to just hold a sword properly, never mind work in these action scenes. Although the trailer has been released online, the panel included additional footage that was exclusive to attendees at SDCC 2019.
His Dark Materials Season 1 Trailer
Based on Philip Pullman's much-loved trilogy, His Dark Materials promises to be an epic fantasy series. Following a teaser in May, HBO and BBC used their Comic-Con 2019 panel to release the much-anticipated full His Dark Materials trailer, showing the scale of the epic journey Dafne Keen's Lyra Belacqua will find herself on. Unfortunately the trailer doesn't include a premiere date, only stating that His Dark Materials will arrive on HBO in fall 2019.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Netflix unveiled some brand-new footage from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance during the show's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Where the Age of Resistance teaser trailer highlighted the fantastical world of Thra and the broader strokes of the prequel's narrative, this new Dark Crystal video zeroes in on the sheer craftsmanship and attention to detail that the show's crew poured into bringing The Dark Crystal's settings back to life. Reactions to the first episode were positive, with many at the SDCC presentation praising its meticulous world-building.
Westworld Season 3 Trailer
Westworld's official SDCC 2019 trailer demonstrates that showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are fulfilling their promise that the new season will be radically different from its predecessors. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) has left her futuristic wild west theme park home behind and ventured out into the real-world, but her beliefs about humanity will be challenged when she sees the people who could never afford to go to Westworld. The Westworld trailer is dark and atmospheric, and includes a first glimpse of the mysterious new villain, played by Vincent Cassel.
The Expanse Season 4 Trailer
Amazon Prime Video debuted the first look at The Expanse season 4 in their Comic-Con 2019 panel. They confirmed that the series would release on Friday, December 13 - just about fulfilling their promise that season 4 would still release in 2019 - and released a five-minute trailer for The Expanse in which the Roci lands upon a new planet. There, the crew will get caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge.
TBS's Snowpiercer got its first trailer at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Based on the same literary source material as the South Korean-Czech film starring Chris Evans, Snowpiercer is on track for a 2020 release after years of behind-the-scenes problems. The Snowpiercer trailer hits all the right notes, but also injects some political and interpersonal elements that are better suited to exploration in an episodic format.
The Arrowverse Trailers
The CW released a slate of Arrowverse trailers at each show's dedicated Comic-Con 2019 panel. This year, every one of the Arrowverse shows is heading for the upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event. That's especially the case with Arrow, where Oliver Queen has been recruited by the Monitor on a mission that he expects to cost his life. Supergirl will deal with the consequences of season 4, where Lex Luthor revealed Kara's secret identity to his sister, Lena. And The Flash is introducing a brand new villain, Bloodwork, who's dedicated to defeating death.
Harley Quinn Animated Show Trailer
The DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con included a trailer drop for the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series. This is the first original animated show to premiere on DC Universe, and in stylistic terms the Harley Quinn trailer promises something unlike any other DC animation to date. The series promises to be heavily influenced by the comics; note the conflicted relationship with the Joker (Alan Tudyk), and the sexual tension between the star Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell).
HBO has released a full-length trailer for Damon Lindelof's Watchmen TV series. This is clearly an original story set in the present-day of the Watchmen reality, entirely independent from Zack Snyder's movie. The SDCC Watchmen trailer finally hints at the show's plot, and confirms that Regina King's character, Angela Abraham, is a cop who turns to wearing a mask herself when the Rorschach cult begins attacking police officers. It offers hints that Veidt - a.k.a. Ozymandias - may be dead, and ends with a glimpse of Manhattan still living on Mars after all these years. The trailer ends with his dramatic return to Earth.
Preacher Season 4 Trailer
AMC released the first full-length trailer for Preacher season 4, which will bring the popular supernatural show to an end. "We pushed it crazier and crazier and crazier," showrunner Seth Rogen told his SDCC 2019 audience. "There's a shot of God creating dinosaurs… When my partner Evan sent a note to the VFX crew asking if we could add a butthole to one of the dinosaurs, I knew the show had gone off the rails. And to their credit, they added it." The Preacher season 4 trailer certainly gives a taste of the craziness, promising an apocalyptic end to this journey.
SDCC 2019's Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Trailer
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD held its first-ever Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 - and probably the show's last, given it's due to end with next year's season 7. As part of the panel, Marvel unveiled a trailer teasing the last four episodes of season 6. It includes several hints as to the true identity of Sarge, a Coulson doppelganger who's already tried to detonate the biggest atom bomb ever seen on Earth in order to kill his mysterious nemesis Izel.
She-Ra & the Princesses of Power
As expected, Netflix used their dedicated She-Ra & the Princesses of Power SDCC 2019 panel to drop the first trailer for season 3. The trailer promises to pick up where season 2 left off, with Adora and her friends traveling to the Crimson Wastes in order to learn the ancient secrets of Etheria. According to the She-Ra & the Princesses of Power season 3 trailer, the mysteries will become a lot more personal for Adora. Meanwhile, her complicated relationship with Catra looks set to become even more problematic.
Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus! Trailer
The Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! movie is due to premiere on Netflix this summer. The format should be far more satisfying for the creative team, who frequently struggled with Nickelodeon's restrictions. One episode, "Door to Door," was pulled because it contained an attack similar to September 11, 2001, while the network's "No Killing" rule caused problems as well. Netflix doesn't have any such restrictions, so this will be the first time animator and cartoonist Jhonen Vasquez is really allowed to show his vision.
Steven Universe The Movie Trailer
During the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, creator Rebecca Sugar unveiled a Steven Universe The Movie trailer and behind the scenes video, along with a poster that confirms the movie's September 2nd premiere date. Steven Universe The Movie is set two years after the season 5 finale, and its plot remains something of a mystery; the villain is still unidentified.
Rick & Morty Season 4 First Look
Adult Swim has offered a first look at Rick and Morty season 4, with a clip featuring Thor: Ragnarok's director Taika Waititi. This Rick & Morty first look sees Morty and Jerry working on a love-finding app with an alien called Glootie. However, something apparently goes wrong as Morty demands the app be taken down, and turns to violence as his first resort. It's only a short clip, but filled with the customary on-point humor and plenty of fun details.
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Trailer Released At Comic-Con 2019
Power Rangers Beast Morphers is the 26th season of the long-running live-action series and the very first under Hasbro. The official Power Rangers Beast Morphers season 2 SDCC 2019 trailer promises new Zords, new team-ups, and the return of the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John's Jason Lee Scott.