Sci-Fi Fans Rejoice! Avalanche of Sci-Fi Movie Trailers Released

Millennium Falcon in 'The Force Awakens'
The legendary space ship, the Millennium Falcon, appears in the newest trailer for the upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." (Image credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

It's a good time to be a science fiction fan: In the past week, a storm of new sci-fi movie trailers has hit the web, featuring everything from iconic spaceships to parallel universes to real life rockets.

Three trailers that caught the attention of space fans were the second teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first full-length trailer for "The Fantastic Four" reboot, and the first teaser trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." And even though it wasn't space-related, it was hard not to get excited about the new trailer for "Jurassic World."

Watch the three (okay, four) trailers below to see which one intrigues you. [10 Space Movies to Watch in 2015]

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer

Last Thursday (April 16), Disney and Lucasfilms released the second teaser trailer for the newest movie in the Star Wars franchise. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," is directly by J.J. Abrams, and while this teaser trailer doesn't reveal much about the movie's plot, it suggests that the new film is closely linked to the original trilogy.

The teaser trailer (which got a huge reaction at this year's Star Wars Celebration, a festival that celebrates everything from the Star Wars universe) seems to be narrated by Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) and features a last-second appearance by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). The trailer also features a few new members of the Star Wars cast, including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. The movie is set to be released on Dec. 18. ['Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' in Photos]

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" first teaser trailer

On Friday, the first teaser trailer for the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," appeared online, and features an awesome treat for space fans: Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of a handful of voices delivering narration in the first part of the trailer (it's not the first time Superman and Tyson have crossed paths). In addition, there's a shot of Superman holding up some kind of space capsule or rocket.

The movie picks up in the universe established in the 2013 Superman movie "Man of Steel." Henry Cavill will return as Superman, Amy Adams will return as Lois Lane, Ben Affleck will star as Batman, and Zack Snyder will direct. The movie is due out on March 25, 2016.

"Fantastic Four" full-length trailer

On Sunday, the first full-length trailer for the new "Fantastic Four" movie gave viewers a better look at the "interdimensional" worlds where the title characters gain their superpowers.

The movie is independent of the previous "Fantastic Four" movies, and is being directed by Josh Trank ("Chronicle"). Miles Teller stars as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing. The movie's scheduled release date is August 7.

"Jurassic World" full-length trailer

And last but not least, a full-length trailer for the upcoming movie "Jurassic World," was released on Monday, and provides a bit more insight into the plot: the island established in the first three "Jurassic Park" movies has been turned into a tourist attraction, but things go horribly wrong when a genetically modified dinosaur gets loose. Once again, there's nothing space-related about this movie, and it might be light on the science, but the dinosaurs are still pretty exciting for sci-fi fans. The movie is due out on June 12.

What science movies are you excited to see in 2015 and 2016?

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Calla Cofield
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Calla Cofield joined's crew in October 2014. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples in space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos. Prior to joining Calla worked as a freelance writer, with her work appearing in APS News, Symmetry magazine, Scientific American, Nature News, Physics World, and others. From 2010 to 2014 she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Previously, Calla worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (hands down the best office building ever) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah. In 2018, Calla left to join NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory media team where she oversees astronomy, physics, exoplanets and the Cold Atom Lab mission. She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world and would really like to know what the heck dark matter is. Contact Calla via: E-Mail – Twitter