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Bill & Ted, Helstrom, and more: The best trailers and sneak peeks from Comic-Con@Home

By Josh Weiss
Bill and Ted Face the Music

San Diego Comic-Con is here once again, and while the annual geek gathering is entirely virtual this year, that doesn't mean it didn't deliver on the usual cavalcade of trailers, teasers, and extended sneak peeks. The best part is you don't have to sift through YouTube for hours on end, because we've got them all in one convenient roundup.

Get pumped for the hottest films and TV shows that are still coming in the age of COVID-19. From the bodacious jams of Bill & Ted, to the meta humor of Rick and Morty, to the music of Phineas and Ferb, head below for all of the Con-based goodies you could ever ask for.

Click here for SYFY WIRE's full coverage of Comic-Con@Home 2020.

The New Mutants

The opening minutes to Josh Boone's long-delayed The New Mutants throws us straight into the action with the tragic backstory of Danielle Moonstar/Mirage (Blu Hunt). Her Native American heritage factors into the introductory narration, which alludes to the duality faced the young mutants, who are struggling to control their powers. The film is scheduled to open in theaters Friday, August 28. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

The Boys Season 2

As if you needed further proof that Season 2 of The Boys is going to be even more violent than the first, here's a clip of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) plowing a speedboat right into a whale commanded by The Deep (Chace Crawford). The titular group of mortal vigilantes will continue to take Supes down a peg when the comic book-inspired show returns to Amazon Friday, Sep. 4. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Rick and Morty Season 5

Things get weirder by the second in this animatic sneak peak at Rick and Morty's fifth season on Adult Swim. Morty carries a critically wounded Rick (both characters are voiced by series co-creator Justin Roiland) through a strange dimension that gives them glimpses of other realities. Oh, and they're also evading some sort of Lovecraftian monster. As they come in for a crash-landing on Earth, Morty sets up a date with his high school crush Jessica (Kari Wahlgren), but sets Rick's spaceship down in the ocean, which draws out Rick's arch-nemesis, Mr. Nimbus (it sounds like he's voiced by series co-creator Dan Harmon). Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Party on dudes! The full trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music has our favorite slackers at an all-time low. When faced with a world-saving directive from the future, they'll rely on the ol' time-traveling phone booth to get the job done. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are back, headlining a cast of Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving, Hal Landon Jr., William Sadler, Kristen Schaal, Holland Taylor, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Anthony Carrigan, Jillian Bell, Kid Cudi, Beck Bennett, and Amy Stoch. The film arrives on VOD Tuesday, Sep. 1. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.


A Marvel horror series? Yes, please! Created by Paul Zbyszewski, Helstrom is a family drama with some creepy supernatural elements thrown into the mix. Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon star as Daimon and Ana Helstron, a pair of siblings with strange powers and a mysterious past full of emotional trauma. Not only that, but their mom (Elizabeth Marvel) is institutionalized and their dad was a serial killer. The Helstroms must overcome their demons (both literal and metaphorical) in order to save the world. Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, Alain Uy, and Robert Wisdom co-star on the show, which arrives on Hulu Friday, Oct. 16. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Truth Seekers

The truth is way, way out there in the first teaser for this supernatural comedy series from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Frost plays Gus, a paranormal investigator, who makes it his mission to find and record proof of an ethereal world beyond this one. He and his band of otherworldly detectives get more than they bargained for when a deadly conspiracy threatens to end the world. Samson Kayo, Emma D'Arcy, Susie Wokoma, Julian Barratt, and Malcolm McDowell co-star. Truth Seekers does not have a premiere date yet. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

For All Mankind Season 2

We're fully off the historical rails now, folks! President Ronald Reagan is about the only recognizable element in the first teaser for Season 2. Everything else, including a possible war on the moon with the Soviets, is uncharted territory. There is no premiere date yet. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.


This ain't your grandaddy's superhero flick. While he waits for a Deathstroke movie to be green-lit, Joe Manganiello plays Max Fist, a jacked-up fella who claims to be a superhero from another dimension. While he's in our world, though, he'll help take down a drug syndicate. Written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real), Archenemy looks to be a gritty and refreshing deviation from the MCU and DCEU formats. Skylan Brooks, Zolee Griggs, Amy Seimetz, and Glenn Howerton co-star in the film, which doesn't have a premiere date yet.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

It's The Walking Dead like you've never seen it before. Set in a bastion of human society that's found some semblance of normality in the zombie apocalypse, World Beyond centers on young protagonists that have never had to fend for themselves against the undead scourge. The second spinoff series, which is only running for two seasons, makes its AMC world debut right after TWD's Season 10 finale on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Marvel's 616

Explore the cultural impact of Marvel Comics in two sneak peeks at the docuseries coming to Disney+ this fall. The first clip (above) comes from Gillian Jacobs' episode: "Higher, Further, Faster." The second clip (watch it here) hails from Paul Scheer's episode: "Lost and Found." Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.


Utopia, which deals with a pandemic ending the world, is more relevant than ever and borderline non-fiction at this point. Hailing from Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn, the Amazon series premieres sometime this fall. John Cusack, Rainn Wilson,  Cory Michael Smith, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Javon Walton, and Jessica Rothe co-star. The show is based on a British program that ran for two seasons between 2013 and 2014. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

His Dark Materials Season 2

It looks like HBO's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials will get even headier in Season 10. We're headed to the multiverse, yo! Make sure to tune in (and bring your dæmon) this fall. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Archer Season 11

Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is finally out of his genre-hopping coma and ready for some good ol' fashioned spy work. He now needs a cane (full of knock out gas) to keep himself steady, but hasn't lost any of his obnoxious charm. And get ready for some A-list guest stars in Season 11 like Simon Pegg and Jamie Lee Curtis. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Ben 10 Versus the Universe

Vilgax, the tentacle-faced warlord, is back and ready to rumble with young Ben Tennyson (Tara Strong). The Cartoon Network original movie doesn't have an official premiere date yet, although some speculate that it'll debut this fall.


From Mad Men to mad technology, John Slattery becomes a paranoid tech mogul in the official trailer for NeXt. The upcoming Fox show (created by Manny Coto) is a heart-pumping 21st century thriller that promises a sort of reverse Terminator situation. Slattery's Paul LeBlanc races against the clock to take out a rogue A.I. The race begins Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe

Jam out with this first look at the Phineas and Ferb movie coming to Disney+ August 28. Mixing different musical styles (like bubblegum pop and hard rock) , this clip finds Candace (Ashley Tisdale) enjoying a relaxing bike ride on a beautiful day, while she tries not to think about her little brothers and their crazy schemes. Ironically, she'll need Phineas and Ferb's help when she's abducted by aliens.


Go behind-the-scenes of director Scott Cooper's Wendigo-inspired horror film in this short featurette. In it, we get firsthand insight from the movie's First Nations consultants. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Antlers is slated to arrive in theaters Feb. 19, 2021. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

The Right Stuff

In this extended clip from the Disney+ adaptation of Tom Wolfe's non-fiction book,  astronaut hopeful Alan Shepard (Jake McDorman) learns that he's been accepted into the U.S. space program. Since his letter arrives later, he rushes over to the initial briefing as Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" sets up the late '50s time period. Telling the story of America's very first astronauts, The Right Stuff achieves liftoff on Disney+ sometime this fall. Appian Way, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, and National Geographic produce. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Deep Blue Sea 3

You're gonna need a bigger boat after checking out some exclusive scenes from Deep Blue Sea 3. Clips can be found at 6:23; 12:50; 27:32; 40:09; and 47:51. The film swims onto digital platforms Tuesday, July 28 before chomping on Blu-ray and DVD releases Tuesday, August 25. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Looney Tunes Cartoons: "Postalgeist"

Check out a never-before-seen Looney Tunes Cartoons short ("Postalgeist") starring Daffy Duck (Eric Bauza) and Porky Pig (Bob Bergen). Trying to deliver a package to a haunted inn, the two characters incur the wrath of a sleepy ghost voiced by Corey Burton. The spooky fun begins at the 20-minute mark in the video above. The Looney Tunes reboot is currently streaming on HBO Max. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

Laugh out loud with a clip (starting at 1:28) from the feature-length Red Dwarf film, The Promised Land. The movie and entire TV series are now available to stream on BritBox. Learn more from our coverage of the Comic-Con@Home panel here.