Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Comic-Con Preview!

Posted By on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 4:07 PM

San Diego Comic-Con was this weekend and a ton of exciting trailers were premiered. Here are a look at a few of them I found exciting. 

Wonder Woman: It's about damn time. Gal Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman in this WWI set action fantasy continuing the DC cinematic universe that started with "Man of Steel" and "Batman v. Superman." Director Patty Jenkins looks like she's adding some welcome color to the de-saturated DC Movie color palate. Opens June 2, 2017.

Legion: David Haller is basically the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe. As the son of Charles Xavier, he is a powerful telepath who also has multiple personality disorder. Each one of his identities are more powerful than the last and he has the ability to reshape reality as a whim. The show is being run by Noah Hawley, who proved to be one of the finest voices in television with his adaptation of "Fargo." Expect this show to bring forward imagery and storylines never seen before on television. Premieres in 2017.

American Gods: Based on the pretty fantastic book by Neil Gaiman, "American Gods" is the new show shepherded by Bryan Fuller, the genius behind "Hannibal," "Pushing Daisies" and the upcoming new "Star Trek" series. The book tells the story of Shadow, a man released from prison just as his beloved wife perishes in a car crash. He meets up with the Norse god Odin, goes on adventures and gets involved in a war between the new and old gods. This show should be an absolute blast. Premieres in 2017.

Doctor Strange: While the first trailer had its moments, this second look at "Doctor Strange" really shows us what kind of tone they're going for with the Marvel superhero. That tone: Batshit Crazy. Bendermack Crambysnacks stars as the good Doctor, who learns how to make magic, fight bad guys and stare at trippy, "Inception"-esque cityscapes. Opens November 4, 2016. 

Kong: Skull Island: Can we all agree that the best part of Peter Jackson's "King Kong" was the Skull Island section? Good! Then the idea of Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Sam Jackson and John Goodman fighting giant monsters on a mysterious island of doom should make all of us happy. Plus, this trailer is just gangbusters. Seriously, what else could you possibly need from a Kong movie than what these 120 seconds promises? Opens March 10, 2017.

The LEGO Batman Movie: Just trust me. Watch this trailer. Did you like "The Lego Movie?" Of course you did. Now look at how delightful this one appears to be. So delightful. Self-serious and pompous Batman to the rescue. Opens February 2017. 

Luke Cage: Why did it take this long for someone to use Wu-Tang in a superhero setting? Feels like a missed opportunity. Just sayin. Premieres September 30th on Netflix. 

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