A Toy Story spin-off and 4 more big trailers you might have missed this week

To infinity and beyond…

Welcome back to JOE’s weekly trailer column where every seven days we collect the best teasers released in the world of film and TV.

While we covered the first look at the upcoming MCU entry Thor: Love and Thunder in a separate article here, a handful of other noteworthy trailers have surfaced this week that we’ve rounded up below for your perusal.

light year

Clip via Disney Ireland

Starting with movies, Disney and Pixar unveiled a new action-packed trailer for Lightyear, their highly anticipated spin-off of the Toy Story franchise.

The upcoming movie features an origin story for the fictional astronaut character who inspired the Buzz Lightyear action figure in the previous Toy Story movies.

It will see Buzz (here voiced by Chris Evans) get stuck on a hostile planet and try to find a way back home.

Pixar’s take on a sci-fi action-adventure film, Lightyear, arrives in Irish cinemas on June 17.

Good luck to you Leo Grande

Clip via LionsgateFilmsUK

This British comedy-drama follows Nancy (Emma Thompson), a retired widow seeking romance and excitement after a dull marriage, who hires a younger sex worker named Leo Grande (Irish actor Daryl McCormack, Peaky Blinders).

With an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes after premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it’s also slated for an Irish release on June 17.

Prehistoric Planet

Clip via Apple TV

Now on television, this five-part dinosaur wildlife documentary series premieres on Apple TV+ for five days next month.

Narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Jon Favreau, the streamer says the show “combines award-winning wildlife films with the latest paleontological knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to reveal the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of the ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.” experience”.

Based on the trailer above, you can expect breathtaking footage when Prehistoric Planet roars on the service from May 23.

the wife of the time traveler

Clip via HBO

Audrey Niffenegger’s popular novel The Time Traveller’s Wife has been made into a 2009 film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams and is being brought back to the screen, this time as a series.

The sci-fi romance follows Henry (Theo James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel unpredictably through time, and his wife Claire (Rose Leslie), an artist who must cope with his frequent absences.

It becomes an emotional watch – “Why is love enhanced by absence?” asks Claire in the powerful trailer – the show lands on Sky Atlantic and NOW from May 16.

night sky


Clip via Prime Video

Last but not least, there is another sci-fi series with a touch of romance.

In Night Sky, JK Simmons (Whiplash) and Sissy Spacek (Carrie) play an elderly couple who own a room in their backyard that inexplicably leads to a strange, desolate planet.

The show is coming to Amazon Prime Video on May 20.

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