So the largest nerd farm just came to a close, and with it came some really juicy details and announcements, every year Comic Con sees the gathering of tons of comic book fans and different comic book movie representatives like directors and actors. It takes place in San Diego annually. Unfortunately I wasn’t at the convection, but various sources that were there have commented on different materials that were revealed, I am going to list out the ones that stood out the most to me, and please feel free to comment on it and talk about some other reveals that I may have skipped. I’m gonna start from my least excited to my most excited material to come from the convection. unfortunately most of the footages that were captured and released from Comic Con have been pulled off the internet.
KING OF THE KONG
To kick off my list, I would like to start with the announcement of an original story to the famous simian giant, King Kong. A prequel has been announced tilted Skull Island, and it is set to explain the origins of King Kong as well as the other giant creatures of the island and the native tribe as well. The reason why I’m not so pumped for this yet is because first of all, prequels are very tricky to carry out, nonetheless a popular character like King Kong, what could be the origin of King Kong, radiation poisoning? We would have to wait for more news to find out. This has also triggered some news about a potential King Kong vs Godzilla crossover, but there is no evidence to support it. What do you think of a King Kong origins story?
GOJIRA STRIKES BACK
While on the topic of giant monsters, a sequel to Godzilla, which was released earlier this year has been announced and Gareth Edwards is set to return as the director of the movie. The movie is also said to feature classic Godzilla monsters like Rodan and Mothra, I am not really familiar with this other monsters cause I didn’t watch a lot of Godzilla movies as a kid, but nevertheless count me in, the 2014 remake was amazing and breathtaking, with Gareth Edwards still directing I’m pretty confident about it.
GUARDIANS OF THE WHO?
Set to hit major theatres worldwide this week, it was announced that a sequel to the hugely anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy as already being confirmed, this states two things to me, first the studio is confident enough in the first movie that they would announce a sequel even before the release of the first movie and secondly, Marvel and Disney are impressed with James Gunn’s work and would employ him again for the sequel. I look forward to the movie this week and future revelations pertaining to it.
MAD MAX IS BACK
Earlier this week, a trailer to the long awaited Mad Max: Fury Road was released and it showcased Tom Hardy has the titular character in all his glory and pain. The trailer also revealed Charlize Theron in the trailer as a gritty and bald character, the movie had been shot as early as 2012, but since then, there had been reshoots, this trailer at least proves that the movie is on the right track once more. The writer and director of the original Mad Max movies George Miller is also heavily involved with this current iteration which stands out as a positive for me. The trailer looked beautiful and didn’t fail in encapsulating the gritty and sandy looks of the original movies.
The reason why the Avengers news is not on the top of my anticipation, is simply because we had already known of the development of the sequel for quite some time now. But the clip that was shown at Comic Con was more than a surprise. The scene begins with the Avengers at a party all trying to lift Thor’s hammer all to no avail except Captain America who manages to make it bulge a bit, as Thor simply states that they are not worthy, then Ultron bursts in and declares all of them unworthy, Scarlet Witch is also shown using her powers and the screening ends with a cracked Captain America shield and all the Avengers but Tony Stark on the ground apparently defeated. This had my heart racing, as this was all the tease I needed to get me invested in the upcoming sequel.
THE WONDER COSTUME
Another surprising reveal was the showcase of the new Wonder Woman costume, Zach Snyder seems to have ditched the spandex pants for a more battle ready look. Gal Gadot looks stunning in the outfit without being over sexualized and she seems to have beefed up a bit for the role, which is no surprise. There have been mixed feelings, many complain about her costume resembling Xena’s costume from Xena: The Warrior Princess. The color scheme is also toned down which I think makes sense in correlation with the darker look of the Batman v Superman movie. Her comic appearance usually consisted of flamboyant bright colors. She can also be seen wielding a sword and possessing the Lasso of Truth in a holster by her side. She is also wearing her famous tiara and equipped with her Amazonian arm bands. Overall I’m quite pleased with the new look, I’m still worried about her act, and still awaiting a scene featuring her. You be the judge of the costume.
THE DARK KNIGHT BATTLES
Warner Bros most anticipated movie so far is undoubtedly Batman v Superman. The actors were present at the panel, and an exclusive clip was exhibited that shows Batman atop a rooftop presumably Gotham with the bat signal illuminated and Superman quietly hovering in the light of the bat signal’s fluorescence with red glowing eyes, looking down on an equally menacing looking Batman in a mechanical suit. They both look like they are about to throw down. This was an epic scene, and it’s great to see that Warner Bros is really going forward with the movie. I hope to see more progressive news.
THE MOUTHY MERC
My most ecstatic reveal was the Deadpool footage that was shown. I don’t really how old the footage is, the test footage was directed by Tim Miller who was also set to direct the movie, but it has been in development hell for a while, despite the presence of a script for some time now, and many people who have read the script have commented on how good it is. Ryan Reynolds who voiced Deadpool in the test footage, has expressed interest in reprising his role as the fourth wall breaking mercenary, the test footage can be viewed below, it’s brilliant and R-rated as expected, the tone is just as expected. I really hope the studio goes ahead with this movie. I own no rights to the video, thanks to Collider.com for the footage.
These were my favorite moments from the Comic Con exhibition, there were a couple of news that I wanted to hear like the confirmation of the DC character that Dwayne Johnson was gonna play and some concept art or news about Dr Strange, what are yours? Don’t forget to like and subscribe. Till next time. Szia.