We defy you, right now, not to cry, big, ugly tears, and feel all the feels as Disney has dropped the long-awaited official trailer for their live-action reboot of The Lion King. With spray-water-out-of-your-mouth level CGI, hair-raising soundtrack, and let’s not forget the shimmering, all-star cast of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (the OG!), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, it truly is magic personified.
The Lion King is out in cinemas on 19 July.
Billie Eilish soundtracks the trailer? You have our attention. As teenagers, we’ve all fantasised at one point or another what it would be like if you were left to run amok without the rule of your parents. Netflix’s new original series makes this exact thought a reality, as a bunch of teens, including Kathryn Newton, face fun and then danger as their parents disappear without a trace.
The Society is out on Netflix on 10 May.
The Dead Don’t Die
*Deep breath* Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Iggy Pop, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Tom Waits, RZA, Chloe Sevigny and Luka Sabbat. Need we say anymore? Sporting one of the best ensemble casts for a zombie film ever, the latest black comedy from indie mastermind Jim Jarmusch sees a sleepy town trying to protect itself as the dead start to reanimate.
The Dead Won’t Die is out in cinemas on 14 June.
If back in 2008, Heath Ledger’s maniacal portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy chilled you to the very bone, the latest offering from DC films – which sees Joaquin Phoenix stepping into the starring film – is not one to be watched alone. With the trailer eerily soundtracked with Nat King Cole’s “Smile,” the plot delves into the backstory of the villain, following his failed career as a stand-up comedian, early encounters with violence, and his slow descent into madness.
Joker is out in cinemas on 4 October.
J. T. Leroy
Based on a true story that is honestly stranger than fiction, Kristen Stewart plays a young woman who spends six years pretending to be made-up celebrated author J. T. Leroy (who even sported dedicated fans of the likes of Lou Reed and Winona Ryder) – in one of the biggest literary hoaxes of the 90s. Expect lots of awful wigs, and a supporting cast of Laura Dern, Courtney Love and Diane Kruger.
J. T. Leroy is out in cinemas later this year.
She scooped an Oscar for her riveting lead role in 2015 drama, Room. At the moment, she’s one of the universe’s most powerful superheroes in Captain Marvel. And now, Brie Larson’s directorial debut is soon to drop on Netflix and it’s… well, just not what you’d expect. A woman named Kit receives a invitation from a mysterious man (Samuel L. Jackson), who promises to fulfil an unlikely childhood fantasy. Female empowerment and self-acceptance to the max in this candy-coloured, glitter-fuelled, whimsical flick.