This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought with it the release of a barrage of trailers for some of the most hotly-anticipated films of 2016 and 2017 and a few exciting announcements, like Brie Larson gearing up to play the highly anticipated alias of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers .
Here are the major trailers that premiered over the long weekend, gathered together in one place for your convenience:
BatJoke: "I'm real when it's useful"
Looks like Batman will actually have fun in this movie. The trailer, or 'special footage' as DC proposes to call it, has Ben Affleck dressing like a real-life Scrooge McDuck going around convincing Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg to join the Justice League. Erza Miller as Barry Allen 'The Flash' steals the show and is surely going to be the highlight of the 2017 movie.
The scene between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen is very reminiscent of the scene from the Captain America: Civil War movie scene where Tony Stark talks to the over eager teenage Spiderman to join the Avengers. The background of The White Stripes song 'Icky Thump' adds to the fun element in the trailer. The movie will be in theaters on November 17 2017.
“What I do is not up to you.”
Trailer highlight: Wonder Woman in a ballgown with a sword.
The origin story of DC's premiere female superhero is all set to hit the theaters on June 2 2017.The story follows Princess Diana of Themyscira (played by Gal Gadot) as she joins the fight for global peace during World War I. Gadot is joined by Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, Diana's lover during the conflict. The movie also stars Robin Wright (of House of Cards fame) as General Antiope, Wonder Woman's aunt who taught Diana everything she knows about ass kicking.
Suicide Squad - Official Comic-Con Soundtrack Remix
Speaking of DC movies, here's one more trailer of the highly anticipated Suicide Squad, which plays out like an extended music video. The soundtrack of the film is already getting a thumbs up from critics for tracks like: 'Heathens' by Twenty One Pilots, 'Purple Lamborghini' by Skrillex and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft. X Ambassadors' 'Sucker For Pain' which are featured here.
Marvel's already had quite a Comic-Con thanks to its three upcoming series. Here is the trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange.
This is Marvel's first full trailer for Doctor Strange, following up a teaser it released in April 2016. The film is very Matrix meets Inception meets magic. The movie created controversy when the character of 'The Ancient One', played by Tilda Swinton in the movie, is an old Tibetan Monk in the comics. Marvel has since defended it's casting choice, saying, " in this particular film the embodiment (of the Ancient One) is Celtic". Doctor Strange is out on November 4 2016.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Trailer Highlight: "We’re going to recapture my creatures before they get hurt. They’re currently in alien terrain, surrounded by the most vicious creatures on the planet: humans."
The movie slated to release on November 18 2016, explores the conflict between the wizarding and Muggle and 'no-maj' (muggle) worlds, which has never been explored in the Harry Potter series.
FX and Marvel team up to give us another comic book adaptation, which is a part of the X-Men universe. Dan Stevens stars as David Haller, a troubled young man who has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, and who begins to wonder if the voices he hears and visions he sees might be real after a strange encounter.
The series is to be shown from David's point of view, which means the show will feature twisty and trippy segments which might or might not be a part of David Haller's imagination. In the comics, Haller is the son of none other than Professor X, and this makes this 2017 series something we are eagerly looking forward to.
The LEGO Batman Movie
Here's the Batman-themed spinoff to the hugely successful 2014 The Lego Movie. Will Arnett lends his voice to Batman who with the help of Michael Cera's Robin try and defeat The Joker, voiced by none other than Zach Galifianakis. The movie is set for release on February 10 2017.
Kong: Skull Island
Jordan Vogt-Roberts’s reboot of King Kong is set to release on March 10 2017. Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson and John Goodman team up in this retro action film where they stumble across the mysterious creature in a forest.
Other noteworthy trailers were the first look for Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place in the Prime Universe and is set to release in early 2017. Neil Gaiman's American Gods is being adapted into a TV series, which will star Ian McShane.
The Spiderman Homecoming trailer also premiered at the comic con, but is still to be officially released on Youtube.