This past weekend, attendees of the San Diego Comic Con witnessed some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on.
Noticably missing from the convention is Marvel Studios and their clutch of upcoming films but despite their absence, fans were still treated to a whole bunch of previews from the like of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and even behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming ‘The Force Awakens’
We’ve rounded up the best movie trailers that we ourselves couldn’t stop watching.
Lucasfilm didn’t bring a new trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ to Comic-Con, but it did bring an awesome behind-the-scenes video that includes some new footage from the film.
The almost four-minute long featurette showcases some of the new and familiar faces, places, and plot points that will be a big part of director J.J. Abrams’ long-awaited continuation of the Star Wars saga.
"The key for all of us was to make a movie that felt authentic and it's almost impossible to make something feel authentic if it isn't. So despite all the visual effects that are undoubtedly going to be all over the movie the amount of builds we were able to do, the construction of not just sets but others characters and the props and things that might otherwise be done in post, it allowed the actors to actually, physically be there on locations with actual structures and creatures they could interact with," Abrams said.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’(24 Mar 2016)
The impending battle between two of the comic world’s most famous superheroes continues to be one of the most-anticipated movie events of 2016.
Warner Bros. stoked the fires with a new trailer that emphasized the threat posed by Superman and the reason why Batman is determined to bring the Man of Steel to his knees.
We also see Wonder Woman in action, especially her using her magical bracelets to blast away some bad guys. And then there’s Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, sporting some really questionable hair and saying, “The red capes are coming, the red capes are coming.”
‘Suicide Squad’(4 Aug 2016)
David Ayer’s supervillain team-up movie has been another polarizing project for Warner Bros., especially with Jared Leto’s take on the Joker.
However, the first preview of the film seemed to win over naysayers, and offered the very first footage from a project that is certainly intriguing, to say the least.
Not only did it provide the first taste of what to expect from this new take of the Clown Prince of Crime, but it set the tone for the film — which is apparently just as dark, gritty and depressing as the rest of Warner Bros’ comic-book movies so far.
Ayer made it clear that his super villain team-up film is a direct reaction to Marvel’s. ”All this good vs. evil s*** is kind of played out right now,” Ayer said, ”It’s time for bad vs. evil. Time for a movie about bad guys. And who’s got the best bad guys out there? DC comics. Best villains ever. I don’t want to start no East Coast/West Coast feud with Marvel comics now, but hey, someone’s gotta say the truth.”
The movie’s rogues gallery of villains include Harley Quinn (played by actress Margot Robbie), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Deadshot (Will Smith) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), among others.
Ben Affleck, who's set to portray Batman in next year's ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’will also portray the Dark Knight in ‘Suicide Squad’.
The trailer begins with Waller bragging that she's finally assembled "the worst of the worst," and she goes on to suggest that they'd make a good task force, ensuring that she can control "the most dangerous people on the planet" to do some good.
"Getting people to act against their own self-interests is what I do for a living," she brags. The clip then shows the villains coming together as Harley Quinn sings the Bee Gees' "I Started a Joke," making for a fitting lead-up to Leto's Joker.
‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’(3 Sep 2015)
Guy Ritchie’s upcoming big-screen adaptation of ’60s spy series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ generated some much-needed positive buzz with an extended trailer that premiered during the Warner Bros. panel during the convention.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’(19 Nov 2015)
Jennifer Lawrence goes all ‘Rhythm Nation’ in a new teaser for ‘Mockingjay Part 2. The clip shows Katniss Everdeen sporting a new crimson uniform while gun-wielding rebel soldiers perform a precision drill.