It’s that time of year again: San Diego Comic Con is on and the trailers are coming. This year we’ve got a whole plethora of comic-book-turned-movie-adaptions. We’ve got a lot of sequels and a lot of reboots. But there are also some original hidden gems, like The Man From U.N.C.L.E...wait, no that’s a reboot. Okay, how about Goosebumps? Shit, that’s an adaption, right?!
Yeah, so there’s lots of upcoming movies about stuff we already know about. Yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited. Oh no, there’s still plenty to get your knickers all nice and moist over.
So I give to you the best trailers of San Diego Comic Con 2015…
Excuse the quality. The official trailer hasn’t made it online yet. All we’ve got are some shaky-handed screeners. It’s so shaky most likely because the brave dude was probably jacking off with his other paw. I’m hopefully optimistic about this. I wrote about it, oh, months and months ago. My biggest concern was the studio’s messing with the Adult-themed Deadpool style. While we’ve seen the likes of the Terminator broken and collared to the PG-13 market, Deadpool will literally live and die on it’s ability to be crude, rude and offensive.
Thankfully, the studios aren’t totally mental, and are giving the film makers the room to make wtfever they want. Reynolds (Buried, Blade 3) has even said, “I can’t believe a studio’s going to let us make a Deadpool movie…let alone an R-rated Deadpool movie.” If the trailer is anything to go by, yes, we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
Deadpool is slated for release on February 12th 2016. You can watch the full panel presentation here.
All the leaked version of this have been removed from the internet, CIA-style. All of the camera-phoned dweebs responsible for DC’s worst-kept secret are all probably dead in a ditch as I type this. Any way, I managed to check out the trailer before Skynet had it removed. We see Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) as Harlequin doing acrobatics and Will Smith as Assassin Dude. They’re being hired by some shady government agency to right some wrongs. Yes, that’s right. Right some wrongs.
It’s the whole, “they’re crazy, if they mess it up, we just blame them” sort of way of thinking. I’m guessing they didn’t consult Batman. Think of it like The Expendables with comic-book villains. No, it’s not supposed to make sense.
You don’t really see much else except clips of them all walking about in slow-mo looking cool. The auditorium goes crazy when That Laugh is heard, though. We get our first vision of Jared Leto’s (Fight Club) Joker. Yes, he looks as stupid as those leaked images led us to believe.
Update: With so many leaks already out there, Warner Bros. have chosen to just release the trailer already. I’m still not sold.
Suicide Squad is due for release on August 5th 2016. You can watch the full panel here.
Another comic-book movie. And a sequel to the glorious X-Men: Days of Future Past. The panel featured every X-Men actor ever plus all of the spin-off folk, and a brief trailer for the new Bryan Singer-helmed sequel. We also got confirmation that this will be Hugh Jackman’s (The Prestige) last turn as the iconic Wolverine.
Thus far, the Powers That Be have been pretty relentless about removing any leaks, so much so that even the mighty Movie Bastards haven’t been able to post one. However, we’ll get one to you as soon as it’s available.
The full panel can be watched here, and the film itself is due out in May 2016 (AKA forever away).
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Creating perhaps the most buzz this year is the new Batman/Superman crossover trailer. I found Man of Steel to be a bit meh, and previous trailers had been eaten up by Nerdsphere. However, I wasn’t buying it. It wasn’t the fact that Ben Affleck (The Town) is Batman. I just figured it was an obvious play by DC to try and cash-in on the Marvel Movie Train.
However, the new trailer is selling it to me. I’m still iffy on Gal Gadot (Fast 7) as Wonder Woman – I just don’t see where she is going to fit in. I’ve got no clue how the hell Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa – Conan The Barbaian) is factoring in either.
But, Jesus Christ I cannot wait to see Batman beat some Bat-sense into Superman. Even Jesse-Fake Michael Cera-Eisenberg (Zombieland) is looking cra-hay-zee as Lex Luther. From all of the SDCC shit I’ve seen this year, this is the film that has got the most people lathered in the mouth and pants.
Get the panel watched here. The film better be out on March 25th 2016.
Another sequel. While I never bought into the whole tween-young-adult-fiction boom, I can appreciate that the J-Law mega-franchise is serious business in Hollywood. We didn’t get a full trailer, but a cute little preview of the forthcoming Mockingjay part 2. For reference sake, I didn’t see part 1, so I have no idea what the hell is going on.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is out this year, on the 25th of November (Remember, remember the 25th of November??).
The Man From U.N.C.L.E
Okay, we can finally put down all of the He-Man toys and silly teenager books about growing up into strong, confident women. It’s time to get serious with some fun, grown-up action. I was a huge fan of the 60’s TV series as a lad, and I think Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Rocknrolla) is the perfect choice to inject some slick zest into the reboot.
Setting it in the 60’s is another masterstroke, and I’m cool with the casting of Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Napolean Solo and Armie Hammer (Lone Ranger) as Illya Kuryakin. I’m looking forward to this, and for once I hope it actually leads to a couple of cool sequels. We’ll see how well it does.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E gets released in August the 14th this year. Can’t wait.
Not only has the next series of the Walking Dead been treated to a trailer, but we’ve also been given a glimpse of the new Walking Dead spin-off: Fear of the Walking Dead. What’s that you say? A spin-off of a comic-book spin-off?! Yeah, well, it’s coming soon.
If you like lame-ass stuff like Doctor Who, you’ll be pleased that that’s been treated to a new trailer. Plus there’s a whole host of other TV stuff and games that I just won’t go into. You can read more about it here.
So that’s that. Another year gone, another plethora of exciting new trailers. 2016 sure will be a great year for comic-book movie sequels!