San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has sadly come to a close and there's been plenty to get excited about. Panels, reveals and trailers for some of 2015 and 2016's most anticipated genre films were released and these are the biggest things to come out of Comic Con 2015.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Unfortunately Lucasfilm didn't feel that Comic-Con was the right place to debut a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film, but we did get a pretty sweet behind the scenes reel showing off the practical effects, some unseen footage and interviews with the cast.
We'll probably get the next trailer for the film at D23, the Disney Exclusive expo later this year. As well as the behind the scenes reel we got a very cool panel in which both the new and old cast for the film came out on stage and talked about their experience on the set of The Force Awakens. The panel was hosted by Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick who much to his credit has been titled the greatest comic con panel host of all time, we learned some new things about the characters and how the actors came to be in the project, watch the full panel below:
BATMAN v SUPERMAN: Dawn Of Justice
Undeniably the biggest thing to come out of Comic Con 2015 was the first full trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The trailer was absolutely incredible and showed us so much new footage that we're still losing our minds over it. We learned why Batman is going to war with Superman and what Lex Luthor is up to. Luthor looks to be using General Zod's body to create something which may or may not be Doomsday. We got our best look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and also a little easter egg at Robin, Batman's trusty sidekick. It seems as though Robin in this universe is dead and it was the Joker who killed him.
The film also had it's own panel at which director Zack Snyder along with the cast including Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck appeared on and talked about their characters, the introduction of Gotham City and why Batman needed to be brought into this story.
Director David Ayer took to the Hall H stage to introduce the first trailer for DC's Suicide Squad, the villain centric film which sees a group of DC super villain's team up to take down a greater threat. The trailer was short and sweet, showed off some pretty dark violence and finally showed us the Joker in action. He's in a dark room and looks to be torturing someone that many speculate is Robin. He says "I'm not gonna kill you, I'm just gonna hurt you, really, really bad". Leto's Joker voice is very similar to Heath Ledger's take on the iconic character but I have a feeling we're going to get something much, much darker here. The film looked incredibly violent and looks to be the darkest film DC has ever done.
The trailer for the film has been taken down by Warner Bros.
The cast came down to San Diego from Toronto to greet the fans. David Ayer talked some smack against Marvel, proclaiming that DC has always had better villains, of course the comment was all in good fun. Take a look:
Hitting theaters next February is 20th Century Fox's second try at one of X-Men's most beloved characters. The standalone Deadpool film starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular anti-hero is finally making it's way into cinemas and we got our first look at the film at this years Comic-Con. The movie looks incredibly self-aware (even referencing the less than stellar Green Lantern at one point). This has been filmed from an audience member so it's not the best quality, but it's easy enough to figure out what's going on.
Here's the full panel for Deadpool at which first time director Tim Miller reveals how emotional he got on set because of how good he believes the movie is turning out. Unfortunately Reynolds did not come out on stage in his Deadpool garb like many of us expected him to do:
A lot of us knew that DC was probably going to steal the show at this years Comic-Con but the dark horse has been X-Men. They really impressed fans in 2013 with their Days Of Future Past panel at which the first trailer debuted and the old and new cast came together on stage. The first trailer for next years Apocalypse debuted at Comic-Con this year and it's taken a few days to hit the web but here it is and it's looking pretty sweet, Oscar Isaac is almost completely unrecognizable as Apocalypse. En Sabah Nur translates to 'The First One', Apocalypse is the first Mutant in recorded history and he's been praised as a god for his entire life. He paved the way for Mutant kind and he's come into the forefront because he's not happy with the current state of Mutants in this world.
Director Bryan Singer and the X-Men cast all came out on stage for the film and we learned a lot about it. Psylocke, Angel, Storm and Magneto play the roles of the four horsemen in this film, Apocalypse's four followers.
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