The DC panel must have been fun for the attendees, but for us civilians on the sidelines, there’s not much to grab onto. Now we’ve got the Fox/Marvel panel to look forward to, and boy is it a doozy.
Up first is Fantastic Four.
No new footage to show for us laymen, but Newsarama has a detailed description of the footage:
The new trailer begins with a young Reed Richards talking inside a classroom about wanting the ability to teleport, and then revealing he’d already done it successfully. He then attempts one of his experiments but it causes a blackout.
Fast-forward a couple years, and Teller as Reed is working in a lab.
Then cut to the assembled team walking through a volcano-like place and odd-looking lava.
Next up is Deadpool (a project I’ve been wary of from the start). But damn it, if this movie hasn’t been doing everything right by fans of the Merc with a Mouth (not a fan, but I have great respect for their determination). BMD has a wicked description of the footage:
We see Wade learn that he’s dying of cancer, as his wife (Baccarin, as luminous as ever) tells him she loves him. A man asks Wade, “What if I told you we could make you better,” and as he’s lying in a hospital bed he’s told his sense of humor won’t survive “this.” Wade replies, “Don’t count on it, Posh Spice,” then he refers to Gina Carano as “less angry Rosie O’Donnell.” She knocks him out, and the next thing we see is Deadpool sitting on a bridge, listening to Salt N Pepa’s “Shoop” while drawing a childlike sketch of himself knocking out a bad guy who’s saying “ouchie.”
He’s confronted on the bridge by a troop of toughies, and says “You know why the suit is red? So bad guys can’t see me bleed.” Pointing to one of them, he chirps, “This guy has the right idea. He wore the brown pants!” Lots more jokes like that, half of which are very funny and half of which are pretty annoying.
Then we get a montage of legitimately great, bloody and impressively violent action, as Deadpool meets “cock gobbler” Colossus and “fucking great name”d Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
The best part is a scene where Wade sits down at a table with Weasel (TJ Miller as the Platonic ideal of TJ Miller) while sporting a grey, lumpy face, and they exchange descriptions of his hideous visage. “Like a testicle with teeth” and “like one avocado fucked another avocado” are my favorites.
In the trailer, Wade says about his prospective suit, “Just don’t make it green. Or animated!” and that fits in with the theme of Reynolds/Deadpool shit-talking his previous superhero efforts, including the above “from the studio” joke. Also in this vein, Reynolds said on the panel, “He’s the merc with the mouth, and at no point in this movie will his mouth ever be sewn shut.” He also said, “I’ve only ever done one full, proper superhero movie before…well, not proper, but a superhero movie,” so MEOW!
And finally, we’ve got some news on the upcoming prequel trilogy closer, X-Men: Apocalypse, again from Newsarama. Days of Future Past was a solid movie, and while I have no intention of ever revisiting it, it’s probably the second best X-Men movie of all time. Part of me wishes another director besides Bryan Singer was able to take a stab at the franchise, but the footage description alone makes my complaints feel secondary by comparison:
Opening showed Jean Grey seeing telepathically a future where much of the world is destroyed with nuclear blasts. Professor X, nearby, asks what she saw, with her relating that it was “the end of the world.”
Then a voice-over by Isaac as Apocalypse talking about how he’s seen by others as a god and lists ones he’s played.
Mention of “cults” that worship mutants.
Then Isaac is revealed as Apocalypse, but wearing a hood. Fassbender as Magneto asks, “who the F— are you?” Apocalypse looks very close to Walt Simonson’s original design from X-Factor.
A group shot, including Storm — mohawk included.
Another scene of Apocalypse seemingly controling other mutants (ala the Horsemen of comic books?), with a mutants vs. mutants scene including Ben Hardy as Archangel.
Brief bit of Munn as Psylocke, McPhee as Nightcrawler, and Sheridan as Cyclops.
Final scene in the trailer is McAvoy as Xavier, bald and in a wheelchair, wearing a blue suit. Then text, “Prepare for the Apocalypse.”
The panel ended with a shot of the five upcoming Fox Marvel films with their logos (Things are looking up.