There have been a lot of good tries to introduce Wonder Woman to the viewing public with no successes. You’re still going to have to wait about a year to see it but a real winner is expected next summer. Warner Brothers just presented the first trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Directed by Patty Jenkins and staring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright it is already touted to make it a home run. You’ll just need to remain patient because it’s not going to open until June 2, 2017. Sure it’s a long wait but it’s first trailer made it look like it would be DC’s best live action movie ever, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Coming sooner then you think, Suicide Squad with the baddest bad guys, will be DC’s next film and will be opening in only a few weeks. The cast appeared in Hall H at Comic-Con and revealed it’s super villain team. Evidently it turned out to be a more in-depth introduction to the squad then ever shown before. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad opens August 5th starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Biola Davis and Joel Kinnaman.
Finally there’s a movie that isn’t a sequel and has no super hero but still made a splash at Comic-Con. Introducing Luc Besson’s Valerian. People who saw the film simply raved about the movie all weekend. A fun very creative science fiction film everyone is expecting it to be a major home run when it arrives in 2017.
Marvel at a handful of new movies.
Visitors were treated to a number of delights. Starting with a much, much better Doctor Strange trailer and a simply fantastic first introduction to “The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″. Closely following was the introduction of the Black Panther cast and the much awaited Spider-man ” Homecoming” and the much, much more anticipated casting of Captain Marvel. The real treat in the event was Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi’s mockumentary about what Thor did while the rest of the Marvel heroes were in a Civil War.
Just arrived is the first trailer for the newest Marvel/Netflix series and is a breath of fresh air. Unlike all the other conflicted super hero shows Luke Cage is happy to be a super hero, and simply loves his job.
Christopher James Priest
Returning this year to the screen where he exploded as one of the highlights of Comic-Con 2016. Thirty years after becoming the first black writer and editor at Marvel and DC. Priest won an Inkpot Award at this year’s convention and much of the hoopla around the soon to be released Black Panther movie comes from his efforts. His next project will be DC’s new title Deathstroke. I think we can expect something great after experiencing his last few projects.
And there you have it, the Big Winners at Comic – Con 2016. as far as the losers go well you’ll have to decide on your own.