The San Diego Comic-Con isn’t really about comics anymore. Geek culture is now so dominant that Comic-Con is where the big studios choose to reveal upcoming projects and show off new footage in front of a receptive crowd. The prestige of winning the Boba Fett lookalike competition notwithstanding, an abundance of new trailers were released over the weekend.
Here are some of the highlights from Comic-Con.
The Warner Bros. slate was heavy with new DC material. Along with new trailers for Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and Wonder Woman, attendees got a first look at Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island, Jason Momoa’s fishman in Justice League, and Guy Ritchie‘s extremely Guy Ritchieish take on the King Arthur legend.
Suicide Squad is released on 5th August 2016.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released on 18th November 2016.
Wonder Woman is released on 2nd June 2017.
Kong: Skull Island is released on 10th March 2017.
Justice League is released on 17th November 2017.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is released on 24th March 2017.
Brie Larson also showed up at the Marvel Studios presentation, where the Oscar winner was revealed as the future Captain Marvel (due for a 2019 release). Along with a first-look teaser (as yet unreleased) for Spider-Man: Homecoming and some Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 footage, Marvel released a new Doctor Strange trailer with Benedict Cumberbatch showcasing his American accent. Spoiler alert: Cumberbatch can’t do an American accent.
Doctor Strange is released on 28th October 2016.
Finally, Lionsgate are hoping that there’s still gold in them found footage hills. The studio made the surprise announcement that The Blair Witch Project will be getting a 17-years-after sequel in September.
Blair Witch is released on 16th September 2016.