Another year, another Comic Con.
The Woods kicked off the excitement at SDCC when, to everyone’s surprise, the Adam Wingard directed film revealed itself to be a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Early buzz is, as the kids say, fire. I’m going to link the trailer but be warned: It is apparently heavy on the spoiler front. Maybe go into this one blind. (Sidebar: I will most likely never forgive myself for missing this screening).
The Woods Blair Witch opens September 16, 2016.
Kong: Skull Island marks the next entry in the upcoming Legendary Monsters universe. Jordan Vogt-Roberts looks to make his mark on the monster movie genre just as Gareth Edwards did with Godzilla; tying thought provoking discussions of humanity and nature along with presenting us with the biggest versions of these monsters we’ve ever seen. Kong: Skull Island opens March 2017.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword looks to give King Arthur a Guy Ritchie update with his modern filmmaking techniques and a fantastical but gritty edge found in Game of Thrones. There’s a lot to juggle in the tonal department here. Find out if Guy Ritchie succeeds in crafting his fantasy epic in 2017.
Not exactly movie related but not-not movie related… Mystery Science Theater comes to Netflix.
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 24, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still doesn’t show us where to find those fantastic beasts! Instead we’re treated to the excitement and wonder we’ve come accustomed to with the Wizarding World. Fantastic Beasts opens this November.
The Lego Batman Movie promises family friendly introspection on the legacy of Batman. Something I wasn’t prepared for: Michael Cera plays a prototype Robin and I am all about this. Prediction: The Lego film franchise will thrive and secretly push the bounds of storytelling. We’ll discover more adorable greatness from The Lego Batman Movie once it opens February 10, 2017.
Suicide Squad has one final trailer to hype you for the final days before it premieres.
— Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) July 23, 2016
Justice League trailer shows a lighter side of DC with heroes uniting to stop an incoming threat. We get mostly footage of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman but it’s clear the focus of the film will also primarily on Wonder Woman and Batman, Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck respectively, creating a team after the death of Superman. The trailer lends itself to a lighter tone but there’s something off about the editing… Justice League hits theaters November 2017.
Wonder Woman graces us with a first official trailer for the world’s most popular female superhero. If this footage is any indication, this could be one of the best superhero movies to date. Bless Patty Jenkins. Note: This is the trailer that got the most traction on our site. If anything has to “win” SDCC, I’m glad it’s this one. Wonder Woman opens June 2017.
Brie Larson is officially Captain Marvel. When Brie Larson smiles, the world smiles.
Doctor Strange has a new trailer with even more psychological, Steve Ditko-inspired imagery. The colors are still a little muted but there’s a larger scale of wonder on display. The Inception styling of buildings connecting but not collapsing will make Doctor Strange a must watch come November 4th, 2016.
Kurt Russell is Ego the Living Planet as well as a surrogate form of the character (presumably how he did the do with Ms. Quill). We even have a look at his costume.
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The Vulture is confirmed as the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tony Revolori is also confirmed as Peter’s bully Flash Thompson.
And yes, the Hulk will rock the gladiator armor in Thor: Ragnarok.
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