All The Best Trailers From San Diego Comic Con and Beyond
SDCC 2016 has come and gone and the seeds for a dozen new movies have been sown in the hearts and loins of many a nerd. The best of those trailers can sometimes fill us with excitement. Seeing our favorite comic book characters on screen or maybe even an original character (do people still come up with original ideas?) appearing in a trailer can bring hope to an action fan who has sat through too many Kellan Lutz and Channing Tatum movies in recent years. San Diego Comic Con is also a time for all of the studios to release new trailers or clips to movies that are about to hit. You can be certain that you’ll see plenty of comic book movies on this post, but I’ve added a few recent favorites that weren’t featured at SDCC just for the fun of it. Enjoy.
Still looking crazier than shit, Suicide Squad might be the DC version of Guardians of the Galaxy. Let’s hope it’s accepted better than Man of Steel or Batman v Superman.
Bringing together many of the heroes from the current DC run (Supes, Batman, Wonder Woman) and adding in a few new cats, Justice League turns Batman into the Sam Jackson of the team and will apparently turn Jason Momoa into the male figure of every woman’s fantasy.
This is one of those Marvel characters that few people know about and even fewer people care about. It looks pretty different than the other films and shows that they’ve come out with to date, and that is a real compliment, but we’ll see if it’s enough to turn this so-so character into the next Iron Man.
Gal Gadot looks absolutely amazing and so does this trailer for the member of the DC Trinity that has gone without a major feature for too long. I’m not going to flip out because a female comic character finally got a film of their own, I only care that studios make kickass films, man or woman, who gives a shit as long as they rule.
Kong: Skull Island
Loki and some blonde chick that I don’t know land on the island filled with massive creatures and go about killing natives and capturing massive gorillas. It looks pretty amazing, I must say, but I’ve been wrong before.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
I’ve always loved the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. I used to check out books from my local library and pour through them one after the other. I’ve seen most of the different takes on the character and yet nothing touches the film Excalibur to me. This one has potential. I don’t like that Arthur looks like such a toolbag in it, though. He appears to be in some kind of fight club or crossfit team or something. And that haircut…good Lord.
The Great Wall
Add one more Matt Damon movie to your must see list. This trailer debuted a few days after SDCC ended but I’m not really a stickler for the rules. This one see Affleck’s buddy fighting monsters or demons alongside the Chinese. Could there be a movie that is pandering more to the Chinese market than this one? Still looks pretty sweet, though. Huh?
No one else is talking about this cool ass looking Mel Gibson movie because he’s been blackballed from Hollywood but if you ask me it looks pretty awesome. I’ve been waiting for years for Mel to get a good role to sink his teeth into and this seems like it could be one of the movies that really grabs you by the balls. Not literally, of course.
In a Valley of Violence
Another day, another Ethan Hawke movie. And even though he still can’t grow anything more than a goatee, he got his good buddy John Travolta and a his wig collection to star in this really strange looking but also violent looking western.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel hates reading scripts so he just keeps playing the same character that he played in 2001. This one looks so stupid with the stunts and the DJ booths and the parkour, I’m sure teenagers are going to love it.