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Comic Con Releases The Trailers

Comic-Con 2016 has given us a few new superhero movie trailers to gnaw on while waiting for their release dates. Trailers are funny beasts; they prove that at least something has been committed to film and try to generate buzz, but can sometimes be presented or received poorly - making a good trailer seems to be an art in itself.

DC's new Wonder Woman trailer looked pretty great to me, but I enjoyed the brief glimpse of Gal Gadot's portrayal already in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is action, humor and a more vibrant color palette on display here. Everything looked like I hoped it would, and Wonder Woman mentions Zeus, which is in keeping with the modern comic book origins.

Speaking of Justice League, I personally was surprised to see a Justice League trailer! It mostly featured Bruce Wayne (not as Batman) making the initial connections with Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. The Flash meeting harkened back to the tone of Marvel's Tony Stark/Peter Parker first meeting in Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel's Doctor Strange showed up with a new trailer. I have mixed feelings about this. I know only the basics about Doctor Strange, and by what was presented in the two trailers I have seen, I hope the movie is not two hours of buildings and cityscapes twisting and flipping inside out. 

It's an admittedly mesmerizing visual, but one that I have already seen enough of. I enjoy most things Benedict Cumberbatch does, but I am a little leery of this one simply based upon what I have seen. 

There were quite a few others, including another Suicide Squad trailer and a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Spiderman: Homecoming footage was shown but not released as a trailer. 

There was also an inexplicable huge King Kong in Kong: Skull Island. Maybe setting up for a Godzilla v King Kong movie later?


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