All the best trailers from Comic-Con 2017
Well, it's that time again.
Comic-Con International blew through San Diego last weekend, July 20-23.
For those of us who couldn't make it in person, there's always the internet. One of the best things about Comic-Con is the influx of new trailers that get released for the next year's buzziest films and shows. This year's event certainly didn't disappoint. We saw first looks for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, plus new trailers for Justice League, Stranger Things Season Two, and Thor: Ragnarok. Also, Will Smith is here, saying the actual quote, "Fairy lives don't matter today."
Below, a round-up of the trailers worth being most excited about, in order of importance.
7. Justice League
The fact that I am not very excited about seeing all of the DC Legends onscreen together is a crying shame. A SHAME I TELL YOU. The fault, for me, lies directly with Zack Snyder. His criminally poor Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman almost destroyed one of the most important and potentially profitable franchises in film history. Thank goodness for Wonder Woman.
We'll see on this one. Once again, Gal Gadot is the best part of this trailer. I don't really care about anyone else here, because I haven't been given the time to care about them. Ezra Miller seems like he'll be funny, though. We'll see. Heavy sigh.
At the outset, Bright sounds like either the most brilliant or the stupidest idea in the world. Netflix's new multi-billion dollar effort takes place in a modern-day fantasy world in which humans, orcs and elves all live together. Will Smith plays a policeman paired with an orc (Joel Edgerton) to investigate the emergence of a dangerous new weapon...a magic wand. Yeah. And it's directed by David Ayer, to boot.
Still, the trailer had me going, "Huh, I'd check that out," by its end. If only because it seems like Netflix is investing a LOT in this one. It will all come down to execution. If Ayer pulls it off, it may make us all forget about Suicide Squad. I doubt it, though.
5. Thor: Ragnorak
I'm always worried about the third installments of any thing, and Thor is undoubtedly my least favorite of the Marvel character's solo attempts. He's too self-serious, which thankfully they appear to be changing up. Lots of new things going on in this one. Cate Blanchett. Chris Hemsworth doing his best Tony Stark impression. Tessa Thompson. And Hulk, of course. I'm worried this film looks too busy, but since Mark Ruffalo called it "an intergalactic buddy road movie," I'm on board.
5. The Tick
I've been a huge fan of The Tick ever since my third grade book report on a short story collection starring the blue-clad hero. I didn't really watch the early 2000s show starring Patrick Warburton, but I'm really looking forward to this darker, more "realistic" take. I watched and voted for the pilot during Amazon's pilot season, and I'm excited they decided to order a series. Bonus - it comes out right around my birthday!
3. The Defenders
Marvel's Netflix series have been some of the best superhero stories on television, and I'm really looking forward to this small-screen version of The Avengers. Sigourney Weaver is going to kill it, and I'm super thankful that the season is only eight episodes long instead of the usual thirteen. Less time for fluff and more time for hallway fight scenes!
2. Stranger Things: Season 2
Stranger Things was one of my favorite shows of...well, all time, really. It was smart, fun, funny, had some adorable child actors, ad made us all wish we were 80s kids facing down otherworldly demons. Or maybe that was just me. Anyway, Season Two opens with Will Byers, recently rescued from the Upside Down, still plagued by his experiences. This trailer is a work of art in and of itself, using the iconic strains of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to take us back to Hawkins, Indiana. Rest assured my weekend will be cleared starting October 27.
1. Ready Player One
This is, hands down, the movie I'm most excited about in the next year - so far. Ready Player One, about a virtual reality world in which a Willy Wonka-esque competition takes place, is one of my favorite books. From the first time I read it, I knew it would make an excellent film. Of course, I was ecstatic to learn that "cinematic game-changer" Steven Spielberg was tapped to helm the movie.
Being such a big fan of the book, I'm a little trepidatious that the trailer already seems to include parts that aren't in the story. But when the DeLorean raced across the screen in an epic car chase, I actually squealed - out loud.
Which movie/show are you most excited about? Is there anything I left out? Leave a comment!