It’s that time of year again as movie, television studios, celebrities, cosplayers and fans alike descend upon San Diego, California for the annual spectacle, San Diego Comic-Con. The event is when upcoming movies and new seasons of television shows debut any recently shot footage, future projects are announced, and fans lose their minds.
This year has been no different. While away at Rehobeth Beach in Delaware, there has been a plethora of new trailers for upcoming movies and shows that I watch (Stranger Things 2 will be amazing!). So for those who couldn’t attend the event or seen the trailers, I’m going to present them all on this post for my readers to enjoy!
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Boasting an amazing cast, including returning stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong, this sequel finds the British spy service devastated by the destruction of their headquarters. The remaining members journey to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US, known as the Statesman. These two elite secret organizations must band together in order to defeat a common enemy. New cast members include Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore as the new villain. This movie looks as action packed as the first and guarantees to keep audiences entertained as the first surprise hit did.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle comes to theaters on September 22.
Ready Player One
Cinematic legend Steven Spielberg directs this adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture novel. When the creator of a popular virtual reality utopia known as the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg. An average teenager named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) solves the first clue, sparking excitement and hope back to the hunt, and throwing him into a world of people willing to kill for the information he has and changing his life forever. It’s welcoming to have Spielberg return to the sci-fi world and this fits his earlier works.
Ready Player One is expected in March 30, 2018.
When it comes to Netflix movies, they can be hits or misses like other mainstream films. Over time, A-list actors have joined onto projects bought by the streaming service. This film is Netflix’s first $100 million dollar film, bringing Will Smith into a magical urban fantasy. Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop (Will Smith) is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. Directed by David Ayer, this urban fantasy is a combination of Lord of the Rings and Ayer’s previous film, End of Watch. It might be best to go in with some level expectations, but Netflix has proven to put out hits before (Check out To The Bone).
Bright will be on Netflix in December.
Phase Three of the MCU has been off to a great start and, as we march towards Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary and next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel presented the third solo film for an original Avenger. The first trailer did a proper set-up, but this trailer does that and more. After losing his hammer and imprisoned on the other side of the universe, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must team up with his former ally, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), in order to prevent the Goddess of Death, Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home and the Asgardian Civilization. It was great to see more of Hela, Hulk, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. The colors are brightest as they’ve ever been for a Marvel film. While I think this movie might feel too similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, it could provide a bridge to next year’s ensemble superhero epic.
Thor: Ragnarok blasts into theaters on November 3.
Aquaman. The Flash. Cyborg. Wonder Woman. Batman. Say what you will about the DC Comics film universe; this ensemble film brings some of the most well known heroes of all time. This trailer is definitely more action packed as we see the league in action and working together, some of them learning courage (like the Flash). We also get a first glimpse at Steppenwolf, the film’s main villain. As the great evil comes to the Earth, Batman (Ben Affleck) assembles the four single heroes to face this great enemy. By the end of the trailer, we also see that the League will get some help.
We get a lot at the different players from DC lore: Commissioner Gordon (J.K Simmons), Alfred (Jeremy Irons), and the return of Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) as we go return to Diana’s home island. In the trailer, we also hear Steppenwolf mention the very powerful guardians known as the Lanterns (could we see a Green Lantern in this film?). After the success of Wonder Woman earlier this year, I’m going into this film with more hope.
Justice League comes to theaters on November 17.
Well, which one are you excited for? Personally, Thor still looks like the best out of them all. Let me know in the comments.