by: Nick Gambino
San Diego Comic-Con just had a stellar year leaving the fan-boys and girls giddy with excitement. Most of it came out of Hall H as always where announcements and trailer reveals had those in attendance on their feet.
Let’s cover some of the top reveals that still have people talking:
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer
Finally, we get a Batman V Superman trailer that does the movie some justice, some dawn of justice [insert other bad pun here]. I’m far from a hater so when the first trailer (more of a teaser trailer) was released I enjoyed it but it didn’t have me jumping out of my skin.
The new trailer, while I still have my skin safely wrapped around my body, was much more satisfying. We get a lot more of the story, some of it based on the legendary Dark Knight Returns comic from the 80s. I got the chills at the end when we get a wide shot of the two legendary heroes face to face, toe to toe, ready to go at it.
Suicide Squad trailer
When Suicide Squad was announced, it seemed to come out of left field. Not to say the concept wasn’t welcome as something different from the usual Marvel fare that we’ve been inundated with as of late. But it just wasn’t expected and we weren’t sure if it would work.
Now, after seeing the preview some of those doubts have been put to rest. It’s also hard to not get excited over hearing a new rendition of the Joker’s laugh, only to see him moments later in all his twisted maniacal glory.
In what was considered the absolutely best trailer reveal of Comic-Con, the audience was treated to a foul-mouthed, smart-ass hero that could give Spider-man a run for his money. Ryan Reynolds has been campaigning for an R-rated movie version of Deadpool for years since he played a watered down version of him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009.
Good luck trying to find the full Deadpool trailer on the internet, it hasn’t been released anywhere outside of Comic-Con. There are some real crappy boot-leg versions floating around but trust me, they ain’t worth watching. Wait for the real thing. It should be released officially in early August.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Gambino is a regular script writer and tech beat reporter for NewsWatch. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.