So… somehow we completely missed that there were new trailers for the four DC shows on the CW at Comic-Con this year. They were all pretty good, and I imagine like last year they mostly show content from the first couple of episodes.
There were some spoilers there for the shows we haven’t finished watching yet, whoops… although now I’m more excited to finish those and figure out what happened!
Like an inverse Flashpoint… which was resolved quickly last season. Still, should be an interesting first couple of episodes!
This one in particular was a bit spoilery for us! Looks like they might be adding an interesting new dynamic to the season, which unlike the scenes we see here, will probably not resolve in the first couple episodes.
Also, more Slade Wilson.
Huh. Unlike the Arrow trailer, this one leaves me wondering what happened at the end of last season. We’ll need to watch those last two episodes and find out! How long will Kara stay hardened, I wonder?
And… is that Lex?
Oh yeah! Dinosaurs! On a spaceship! Wait…
The shows all return in October, so some time to wait. Last season’s discs out in September, and they’re available to watch on NetFlix now!
One of the more intriguing trailers to come from ComicCon was the trailer for Bright, a new movie from NetFlix, directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith. It looks like an alternate, modern day world that is mostly like ours, except it also has orcs and elves and magic.
There’s urban fantasy, but that makes me think of something like the Dresden Files or Supernatural, with our modern world and the secret underbelly of fantasy elements. There’s also something like Arcanopunk (Steampunk with magic), but it doesn’t look like they’re setting up a world with a heavily divergent path to the present.
So really, I’m not quite sure what genre to call this film, beyond “buddy cop.” But that’s also a lot of what makes it so interesting and makes us want to see it: what is this world they’re setting up? What is it like to live there? What is going on?
What do you think – are you interested in Bright? Let me know in the comments below!
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Tagged Bright, comic con, David Ayer, Fantasy, Genre, Movies, NetFlix, Steampunk, Trailer Watch, Trailers, Urban Fantasy, Will Smith
Oh man, there’s a bunch of good trailers from Comic Con this year! And we’ve been busy moving in, so we watched a few of those and I thought I would share! Mostly good comics related stuff, let’s see…
And best of all, Thor: Ragnarok:
Of course, a few comics-adjacent properties too. Like, Stranger Things…
And most exciting of all, finally: a trailer for Ready Player One:
What trailer has you most excited? Anything good we missed? Let us know!
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Tagged comic con, comics, Defenders, Justice League, Kingsman, Movies, Pacific Rim, Stranger Things, Thor: Ragnarok, Trailer Watch, Trailers
About a month after my visit to Wizard World I had the opportunity to go to another Comic Con – Cherry City Comic Con, in Salem Oregon.
This was a smaller event, and I find it interesting to compare the two – particularly if I just look at the Sundays I worked.
There were less people at Cherry City, to be sure, and the celebrity guests were lower profile. I saw less cosplay or costuming (though what I did see was impressive), and it seemed like there were more people who had a lower-level of Geekery. Less hardcore, or maybe just less overt about it. Honestly, it made it seemed like it would be a good place for a baby-geek, or when Introducing someone to the awesomeness (and diversity) of the geek and nerd world.
Something that stood out to me was how very many kids there were! So many Elsas, Annas, and other princesses! There was one little girl who was dressed PERFECTLY as Rey (and happy to tell you exactly who she was).
This guy had a great, crocheted, Cthulu mask/hat!
It was a lot of fun to see these little ones running about, happily posing for pictures and sharing about their costumes.
One of the highlights of the displaying were the two dinosaurs – costumed as Freddy and Jason – running around and getting into the occasional fight.
They fight one another!
And they’d fight others!
The pace of Cherry City was slower, which meant less contacts for me (sad on the business end of things), but it was better for actually connecting with people. And it didn’t completely exhaust me by the end of the day!
I’m curious to hear what other people’s experiences at Comic Con’s have been. What kind do you prefer? What is the thing you always want to make sure to do at a Comic Con?
A lot of really exciting things always come out of San Diego Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. A lot of teasers and trailers were released, giving us first looks at several upcoming films that already have a lot of buzz. I’m only highlighting the ones that really stuck out to me, which unfortunately is most of them…
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Tagged American Gods, Batman v. Superman, comic con, DC Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange, Justice League, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Movies, Sherlock, Trailer Watch, Trailers, Wonder Woman