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San Diego Comic Con Highlights

Jul 27, 2016

Between the comic book movie era being in full swing, and Netflix releasing a slew of successful superhero TV series, it’s safe to say that being a comic nerd is the new cool thing. The massive international convention dedicated to the book genre, Comic Con (in San Diego California), saw a record breaking turn out, with tens of thousands of fans waiting to hear exclusive announcements and to be the first to see trailers for the epic movies set to come out later this year and in 2017. Here’s some of the highlights from the adrenaline-filled weekend from some of its biggest players

DC Comics

Justice League and Wonder Woman

Being rumored movies for over half a decade at this point, fans got to see official trailers for both “Wonder Woman” and “The Justice League.” Looking to keep its upward momentum from Batman v Superman, DC has enlisted a strong cast for Wonder Woman, featuring Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman), Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. We don’t doubt Justice League is going to be a hit in its own right, with people all over the internet already falling in love Grant Gustin’s derpy-ness as The Flash.

Marvel

 

Image courtesy of Marvel

Captain Marvel and Black Panther

Seeing the huge momentum DC has been gaining over the years, it’s clear Marvel isn’t looking to pull any punches. Now that the stories of their most iconic characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are established, Marvel is looking to break new ground with some of the comic book series’ more unsung heroes. Considering there have been several Captain Marvel’s over the generations, both male and female, Marvel Studios has decided to cast powerhouse actress, Brie Larson, as the first film adaptation of Captain Marvel. The comic book mega-company will be doubling down on upping Hollywood diversity in 2018 by gathering a simply stellar cast for the movie, “Black Panther”, set for a July 2018 release. Viewers can expect to see some stellar black actors, featuring Chadwick Boseman (as Black Panther), Creed’s Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.

 

 

 

Television

Luke Cage and The Walking Dead

It certainly wasn’t all about DC and Marvel this past weekend, as several big TV shows looked to make some huge announcements as well. With possibly the most electrifying season finale to date, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” looked to deliver to its fans attending Comic Con with a nail-biter of a trailer for season 7. We also got to see the juggernaut TV service, Netflix, come out with a bang, revealing a teaser for Luke Cage’s very own TV series.

Notable Mentions

King Arthur- Legend of The Sword

The new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

 

What was your favorite announcement from Comic-Con? Do you think you’ll have time to catch all these blockbusters over the next year? And most importantly, is it possible all these larger than life stories will live up to the hype?