For those lucky enough to make it to San Diego Comic-Con 2016: congratulations. We’re very jealous. But for the majority of the population, this past weekend has involved a lot of refreshing webpages, listening and deciphering the announcements from panels, and watching trailers. Lots and lots of trailers. Frankly it’s the only thing that keeps us going until film releases and television premiers. So it’s time to breakout those analytic skills and check out some of the top trailers from SDCC 2016.
As per usual, the biggest contributors this weekend were Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers. I’ll admit I’m not much of a DC cinematic person but I was pretty impressed with the full trailers for Wonder Woman and Justice League that dropped unexpectedly.
One word comes to mind: Badass. There’s no shortage of battle scenes in this debut trailer for the film in which Wonder Woman (Gal Godot) absolutely kicks ass and smashes the patriarchy in the face to boot. While the chivalrous yet condescending attitude of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is not out of place in that time, there was surely many a fist-pump and quiet “Yesssssss” when Wonder Woman essentially tells him to get stuffed. Comic buff or not, this film looks like it will certainly deliver a phenomenal portrayal of the much loved Amazonian. Keen as a bean.
DC is going to try to give Marvel a run for their money with its upcoming crossover film but don’t worry, it looks fantastic. And by ‘it’ I mean Jason Momoa as Aquaman because hot damn. Why does that shot of water engulfing him make me think of ads for mouthwash or peppermint gum? So fresh. The trailer focuses on Bruce Wayne’s pulling together his little team of heroes and we grab a few shining moments from each of them – and it’s clear Synder has opted to trade in his dark tones for a lighter, funnier one. Good decision considering the recent BvS. We’ll be well acquainted with majority of the characters by the time Justice League hits cinemas in November 2017 but damn, this movie looks cool.
Marvel Studios dominated their panels with short teasers from their numerous upcoming Netflix series: Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders. Sometimes less is more and these teasers certainly pack a punch.
Literally just a minute of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) beating people up to an awesome soundtrack. Sold! Luke was definitely a stand out character during his time on Jessica Jones and fans have been eagerly snatching up any scraps thrown their way regarding his solo television debut. SDCC delivered and it looks sweeeeet.
The teasers for Iron Fist and Defenders don’t give too much away but you can still feel the excitement radiating from the internet. Iron Fist’s main man Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is, of course, the final piece of the puzzle in