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Comic-Con

July 25, 2016

A *lot* of new trailers…

DC

I still haven’t watched BvS, I will one of these days but the more I saw the less interested I was. The Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers have repiqued my interest.

Wonder Woman

So… Wonder Woman is a total badass. Superhero with shield in WW2 brings to mind another comic book property but this looks like the war portion will be more grounded than Cap fighting Red Skull (apart from the part where she’s straight out of Greek mythology and has a magical lasso). Hopefully Zach Snyder’s contribution isn’t much more than those couple of slow-mo shots.

Justice League

It looks fun! The grimdark of the BvS trailers really put me off so it’s great to see a DC trailer with some fun. I’m a big fan of the Flash (thanks Grant Gustin!) and his sequence here made me smile in a similar way to Spidey’s appearance in Civil War. We don’t get to see much of Cyborg, but casting Jason Momoa as Aquaman definitely looks like the best way to make Aquaman not a joke. He looks fucking terrifying.

Doctor Strange

I’m already excited about this, I don’t need much more encouragement. Part of me wishes I hadn’t watched it as I liked that Mads Mikkelson’s character had yet to be revealed, then again, it’s nice to see some more Chiwetel and that brief pinch of Benedict Wong.

King Arthur

I genuinely don’t know what to make of this.

I’m definitely looking forward to it, it looks fun, but it is not what I was expecting at all.

Kong

Apocalypse Kong? Yes please.

The only DC film I’m interested in

April 11, 2016

DC

April 1, 2016

I haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet. I think when I do it will be exactly what I expect, good and bad. There’ll be some scenes that look really cool at the IMAX, it will be fun to see Wonder Woman be a bit awesome, it will be hopelessly dark and not represent either the Superman or Batman I love, Jesse Eisenberg will be a weird Lex Luthor.

Of all the DC movies Suicide Squad continues to be the one I’m most excited about, this new trailer only helped:

I’ve also realised I haven’t picked up any DC comics in a while, but have no idea if there’s even anything any good I should get? The only one I have on my list to pick up is Vol II of Batgirl of Burnside, nothing else is grabbing me (unlike Marvel where I want to pick up about half of the Secret Wars trades). If anyone has any suggestions sling them my way.

Update: Warner Bros have ordered reshoots on Suicide Squad to make it funnier and less dark (so a few notches towards Deadpool and away from BvS by the sound of it). Also, this.

The Batman Cometh

July 24, 2015

Related: Who said it Donald Trump of Frank Reynolds (this is really quite concerning)

Batman vs Superman

July 20, 2015

This makes me actually want to watch it (something the previous footage had summarily failed to do).

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Comic-Con

July 13, 2015

When I get the chance I’ll be posting a bunch of stuff from SDCC. Quick thoughts though:

  • The new BvS trailer makes me actually want to watch BvS (which is a nice change from previous footage/stills)
  • The Force Awakens showreel does more than any trailer could to make me believe this is going to be amazing
  • Ash vs The Evil Dead looks great
  • Victorian Sherlock!
  • Deadpool!!