Long have I been fan and followed the grand, marvelous, and extraordinary event known as the San Diego Comic Con or SDCC for short. Long before I visited my first comic book convention, this was an event that had the nations nerd populace bubbling. This was THEE event. Many networks, studios, and actors showcased the new and returning of our favorite series and movies and even more people came dressed as our favorite characters and creatures from the diverse universe of nerdom. While I’m sure we all have our favorite moments, this year what captured most, including me, was the slew of trailers that Marvel and DC let us fan boys munch on and dissect. These are the BEST trailers ComicCon had to offer from the most anticipated titles Marvel & DC, respectively, have been working on in the eyes of me.
MAN-O-MAN. I wanted to keep these short and sweet BUT ITS FUCKIN LUKE CAGE. Powerman himself is returning to Netflix after being featured and thee amazing psychological detective action series, Jessica Jones. I watched this trailer with my eyes gleaming with pride as Luke mobs through the projects with a car door, eating bullets, and fuckin shit up. Trying his best to clean up Hells Kitchen. But with most of Marvels Netflix series, expect layers upon layers of really deep and dark content probably centered around the indestructible man himself. If the direction of the previous Marvel Netlfix titles are any indication, expect this series to be gritty as it is action packed. It drops September 30, 2016 on Netflix, of course.
The next trailer I seen featured the Amazonian Goddess herself,
Dub W, or commonly referred to as, Wonder Woman. DC premiered the trailer which featured all the glory you’d expect from the kick ass warrior herself. You see briefly see her beginnings and get an overall feel for the era and set of the film. You’ll see her in action with her shield sword and whip. The approach they’re taking with her combat shots are consistent with how nasty she was in BvS. This is probably one of my more anticipated releases seeing as Gal Gadot has shown to be the perfect Wonder Woman. From her stunning beauty to her ability to deliver Amazonian hands. Wonder Woman releases June 2, 2017.
This was one that came from left field and shocked a TON of folks. DC knocked our fuckin socks off and released a FULL trailer for the JUSTICE LEAGUE!! We got to see Batfleck recruiting the various members briefly in the trailer with more attention being shown to Flash & Aquaman. Supes was missing from the trailer but we got a full look at Cyborg pre and post transformation. We also got first full look at Ezra Miller’s as the speedster Flash and needless to say, he fits the bill to a T. Releasing in 2017 this fasho will be a must see.
Another fan-favorite of mine that got an extra trailer is also seeing its way into theaters REALLY soon. Marvel gave us another full look at the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, in his new self-titled film. Benjamin Cumberbatch takes on the role of Stephen Strange and the new trailer shows more of his journey leading up to becoming the Master of the Mystic Arts. We see more of the mind and reality warping action known in Strange’s comics with the studio taking you on a psychedelic trip into the rabbit hole that is the world of Strange. Buildings meld and mesh into each other, people are warping from one end of the earth to another, the trailer fully showcases what is to be expected in this brain bender of a film. The Sorcerer Supreme enters theaters November 4, 2016.
Following behind his longtime comic book partner Luke Cage, we again got a taste of whats coming in Marvel’s Netflix lineup and that was thee grand master of pain, IRON FIST!! The ass kicking zen king often teamed up with Luke Cage in both of their earlier comics and is an outstanding martial arts master. The sneak peek shows a taste of whats in store, showing his early life leading up to some form of a tragic event and maybe even briefly showed his special power aka “The Iron Fist”! Expect the hands to be out and flying for most of this series just like Daredevil so we’re most definitely in for a hell of a show. Series is coming soon to Netflix.
Last but CERTAINLY not least, Marvel gave us a sneak peek of their up and coming crossover series The Defenders. The trailer showed brief articles or cutouts of the symbols and names of the heroes starring in this must watch series with the dramatic ending with the character Stick from the Daredevil series talking shit about the up and coming super hero team. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist grace this up and coming series based off the team of the same name in the comics!! No release date yet but stay tuned!!!
(Bonus Vid for my other nerds, imma throw in the trailer for the new film based off the Harry Potter World, Magical Beasts and where to find them. Enjoy!)