DC Sends a Message at SDCC

 

So it’s been a few days and all the fallout from San Diego Comic Con has settled. We got a ton trailers from both Marvel and DC, some other movies made some waves, and other kinds of comic news. So lets get started with DC and their trailers.

 

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Justice League:  The trailer that no one expected, and after Batman v Superman was much less successful than Warner was anticipating, the movie that everyone was worried about. If this is any indication, then maybe we should all just give this project some space. It was funny, it was a lot less “edgy” than BvS and we got to see a lot more of Batfleck, which is nice because like almost everyone else I thought Ben Afleck was the best thing about that movie. We got to see the full on costume for the Flash, and while I still think they should have used a different Flash since the Grant is a really good Barry in the TV version, Ezra got to be a bit front and center of this and had a nice back and forth with Bruce Wayne. On top of that we also got to see a full shot of Cyborg and while he didn’t really say anything, except for one good line at the end, the design is good. The winner though, so much so that there were hashtags saying we should no longer laugh at him, was Aquaman. Jason Momoa just came across as a total badass, completely queuing the audience that may not be familiar with the character except as the butt of a ton of jokes about superheroes with useless powers  into why they should not make the mistake of taking this version lightly. While the characters and the action on the screen was great to see, the way the scenes were shot show off Zach Snyder’s admittedly gorgeous shooting style, the shot of the waves crashing against the rocks while Aquaman just stands there is particularly powerful. This was just the thing to say to the audience “Please give us another chance” and for now I’m willing to do that.

Wonder Woman:  This was simply amazing. It’s hard to explain why because everything just hit with this trailer. From summing up the origin of Wonder Woman, to the great fight scenes everything was on point. Gal Gadot just fills this roll, she is equal parts warrior and diplomat, and with the setting of World War One we can see the dichotomy of this powerful woman in a world where she is not seen as such. When the trailer moves on and that amazing hero them hits, the drums just catch you. You are wrapped up in this character. Again, an amazing trailer that made me put BvS in the background even more, like a bad dream or a speed bump in the way of these much better, so far, looking films.

Suicide Squad: The final trailer before the release next week, this showed off some more of the Joker and some more of the action scenes.  The hype machine is going to be in full effect and that is a good thing. I am excited to see this and honestly can’t wait to see what they do with this more mature but fun looking ride.  The only question I have really, and it’s probably one that the film itself will answer, is when does this take place, before or after BvS? Will there be any connection to the other up coming films? I guess we will just have to wait and see. (Also a quick note to WB, Post-Credit scenes will not kill you.)

Flash Season 3: Grant Gustin and the crew make their comeback in October with Flashpoint. After last season’s big finale and events, everyone was left wondering what will happen. This trailer gives us a hint and to avoid spoilers I’m not going into too much detail but let’s just say that shot of Kid Flash made me squee. I’m going to be there from the beginning this season.

Gotham Season 3: After this promo reel, I think I need to go back and watch Gotham. I was very much skeptical about this series when it was announced and through season one but it looks like season two kicked things up a notch and now season three will just go further. Mr. Freeze, Mad Hatter, Riddler and more were shown off in this long trailer and at the end convinced me to at least give it a shot. Looks like September I’ll be checking Hulu for the season premier.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 2:  With season one behind us and the big surprise at the end of said season, again no spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet, we got a bit of a first look at the upcoming season two. Not much was revealed here but from the bits and pieces shown it looks like this series will stay on my must watch list.

Supergirl didn’t get a trailer but we did find out that some guy named Superman will be showing up in the series.  This along with the move to The CW, or at this point The DCW,  will hopefully allow this show to stretch its legs and get moving in the right direction. The hinted at crossover of the DCTVU is also something I’m excited to see, letting everyone interact and just mesh the universes together better will help out all of them in the long run. I just hope that we don’t have the same issue we’ve had in comics recently where you have to watch everything just to keep up with what is going on in one show though.

 

And that its, everything  on the TV/Movie side of the DCU. Next time we will take a trip down Mar-Vill way and talk about Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and more.

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