Day 3 of San Diego Comic-Con saw the big annual match between DC and MARVEL. The result was a lot of of trailers, logos and all type of superhero-related surprises. Oh, and we also saw got a title for the new Star Trek Series!
Here are the highlights from SDCC2016 Day 3, Saturday 23rd. (Click on each bullet point to go straight to that section):
Did Warner Bros/DC just win Comic-Con? That’s up for debate, but it cannot be denied that DC had everyone in the palm of their hand during that 2-hour long panel.
The first panel was forWonder Woman and, as many fans predicted, we did get our first trailer and it looks nothing short of AMAZING. Director Patty Jenkins and the cast seemed very passionate about the project.
The surprise came from Justice League. No one was really expecting a trailer considering they have barely started shooting, but DC still arranged a little teaser in which the biggest highlights were Aquaman and The Flash. We also got a first look photo of the full Justice League, and Henry Cavill was confirmed to be back as Superman. HERE‘s some footage of the cast jumping on stage.
It was hard to get excited for the soon-to-come Suicide Squad movie after the new Wonder Woman and Justice League footage, but it was still amazing to see the full cast on stage, including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. We got a new trailer that gives out a better idea of what to expect from the movie (hitting theaters on August 5th). The cast was also on Conan later at night.
But wait, there’s more! It was time for some magic with the return of the Harry Potter universe at the hands of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. David Yates and Eddie Redmayne were in charge of bringing the magic back by delivering wands to every single attendee of Hall H and casting aLumos Maxima. And, of course, new trailer:
MARVEL: Logos Everywhere
What could MARVEL deliver after the madness that was the Warner Bros/DC panel? Well, things didn’t start out very good when it was announced that MARVEL wouldn’t be releasing any of the footage shown in Hall H online. Strangely enough, they did release a trailer for Doctor Strange, which was jaw-dropping:
Another TV highlight of the day, a little overshadowed by everything else, was the Star Trek panel in Hall H, moderated by the trekkie Bryan Fuller. The panel featured serious, socially relevant discussions on the themes of Star Trek and how they’re sadly not being applied in this day and age. On a happy note, we got the full title for the new series to be released in 2017: Star Trek Discovery.